Appointment of Adam Dodek as Dean of the Common Law Section

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017

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Today, Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa announced that, at its meeting on October 19, 2017, the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Adam Dodek as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, for a five and a half year term, from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.

Adam Dodek (BA, McGill University; JD, Harvard Law School; LLM, University of Toronto) is a full professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, at the University of Ottawa, where he served as Vice-Dean, Research, from 2012 to 2014. He also founded and directed the Cavanagh Williams LLP Professionalism Speaker Series, and co-founded the Public Law Group and the Legal Writing Academy. In 2012, he received a Capital Educators’ Award and in 2014, he was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer. In 2015, he was awarded the Law Society Medal. He has published a number of books, including The Canadian Constitution, Solicitor-Client Privilege and The Charter Debates.

“I am certain that his track record of achievement will make him well suited to lead the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section,” remarked President Frémont.

“On behalf of the University Community, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Professor Dodek, as well as my best wishes for success in his new position.”

President Frémont also took the opportunity to extend his thanks to François Larocque for his outstanding work as well as his engagement and leadership as Interim Dean of the Common Law Section. Interim Dean Larocque will continue to serve in his position until December 31, 2017, before Professor Dodek officially begins his term.

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