I am pleased to welcome you all to Legal Frontiers. Legal Frontiers is a forum where McGill law students can develop and improve their research and writing skills while contributing to international legal discourse.
The goal of Legal Frontiers is to create a scholarly, social network where students interested in International law can identify key issues and challenges; test new theories; and draw attention to important causes, cases or alternative points of view. Having been inspired by a wide variety of legal blogs, we aspire to promote an emerging genre of writing, which we like to call “academic blogging”. We started this project because we believe that it is of the utmost importance to encourage students to actively engage with issues beyond the classroom, develop their own opinions, and learn how to clearly and effectively argue them.
This blog has been a work-in-progress for the past several months. The comments and support of several professors in the initial planning stages were particularly helpful; I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professors Frédéric Mégret, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, and Víctor Muñiz-Fraticelli.
This year, our blogging community includes 18 students from the Faculty. I invite you to read our entries from last semester and those that are forthcoming. For the remainder of the semester, entries will appear every weekday. I encourage you, the reader (and perhaps critic), to actively participate by commenting on our entries. Your opinions are just as important as the entries themselves. With your participation, I am confident that Legal Frontiers can become a vibrant scholarly and social community. I also invite you to suggest new features or areas of focus, or to provide general feedback regarding any aspect of the blog.
Thank you, and once again, welcome to Legal Frontiers.