Canadian Lawyer has released its list of nominees for the 2018 “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” honours. Among the nominees are 6 professors from the Faculty of Law, as well as 12 alumni.
Five honourees will be selected in each of the following categories. The names of the faculty members (in bold) and alumni are listed below, under the category titles/descriptions.
Please consider voting! You may vote for up to five nominees in each category. Voting is open until May 22.
Government/non-profits/associations, including public inquiries, officers of Parliament, the courts, and academic institutions
- Yasir Naqvi (LLB 1999)
- Professor Emilie Taman
- The Right Honourable Richard Wagner (LLL 1979)
Changemakers: lawyers in any area or type of practice who have been leaders, innovators, or catalysts for positive change in any area of the profession such as diversity, law firm management, the courts, legal technology, education, etc.
- Sukesh Kamra (LLB 2001; LLM 2003)
- Colin Lachance (LLM 2013)
Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal
- Professor Michael Geist
- Professor Ian Kerr
- Faisal Kutty (LLB 1994)
- Professor Carissima Mathen
- Christine Thomlinson (LLB 1993)
Young Influencer: lawyers born in or after 1978, who have had an extraordinary impact on the profession or society
- Amy Avis (JD 2011)
- Scott Robert Hawryliw (JD 2011)
- Professor Caroline Magnan
- Professor Michael Pal
- Debjani Poddar (JD 2013)
- Harpreet Sidhu (JD 2017)
- Tara Vasdani (JD 2016)
Corporate Commercial, including litigation, deals, class actions, etc.
- May Cheng (LLB 1991)
Results will be announced in August.