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Grammond honoured for legal writing

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 1:37 PM | By John Chunn

The University of Ottawa’s Sébastien Grammond has won the 2016 David Walter Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing.

Grammond is a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Civil Law at the University of Ottawa. He’s an accomplished researcher and writer and holds a doctorate of law from Oxford University.

His book, Terms of Coexistence: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law, is an important contribution to the area of Aboriginal law.

Throughout his career, Grammond has provided his legal expertise on a variety of complex cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2016, he was elected as a fellow to the prestigious Royal Society of Canada.

In 1986, former Attorney General Ian Scott created the Mundell Medal to honour Ontario authors who have made an exceptional contribution to legal writing. David Walter Mundell was a renowned constitutional lawyer and the first director of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s constitutional law branch.