2021 Canadian Lawyer magazine Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

On May 31, 2021, Canadian Lawyer magazine announced the list of nominees for its twelfth annual Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers awards.

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section is proud to congratulate all of our alumni and professors who have been nominated.


  • David Debenham, LLB ‘86, LLM ‘98
  • Matthijs van Gaalen, JD ‘03


  • Perry Dellelce, LLB ‘90
  • Professor Nathalie Chalifour
  • Tara Vasdani, JD ‘16


  • Pierre Hamel, LLM ‘82
  • Karine Grand'Maison, LLB ‘02
  • Glen Lewis, LLM ‘06

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  • Jane Meadus, LLB ‘91
  • Dr. Sara Gwendolyn Ross, LLM ‘14
  • Amna Qureshi, JD ‘13

As described on Canadian Lawyer’s website:

The Top 25 Most Influential is not a lifetime achievement award but recognition of lawyers who have played a significant role in the legal profession and Canadian and international society in the last 18 months. Canadian Lawyer is defining “influential” as not just about bright stars, big deals, or number of media mentions — although those may play a part. It is about people who have power and influence the laws, justice system, and legal profession in Canada and abroad today.

You can vote until June 25 by filling out the Canadan Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influtential Lawyers’ Survey.

The results will be announced in the Fall. 

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