McGill announces that Chair in Business Law will be named after first woman lawyer in QC


McGill University’s new Chair in Business Law will be named after Elizabeth Carmichael Monk, one of the first women to be called to the Quebec Bar. Monk was a McGill alumna who was the first woman recipient of McGill Law’s Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. McGill’s Faculty of Law announced that it would be establishing the Elizabeth Carmichael Monk Chair in Business Law on International Women’s Day 2023 and fundraising efforts to permanently establish the chair are underway. “The [chair] will serve as a pillar in creating a hub of excellence in business law at McGill,” said McGill Dean of the Faculty of Law Robert Leckey. “We will be proud to honour an alumna who so strongly exemplified core McGill Law values.”