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Dean at University of Ottawa’s faculty of law wins legal writing award

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:53 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Adam Dodek, who is the newly installed dean of the common law section at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of law, has been honoured with a legal writing award.

Adam Dodek

Adam Dodek, University of Ottawa

The 2017 David Walter Mundell medal for excellence in legal writing was awarded to Dodek as a way of recognizing the exceptional contribution he has made to legal writing.

In announcing this award, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General highlighted Dodek’s extensive writings in the areas of public law, legal ethics and the legal profession. It noted that his book, Solicitor-Client Privilege (published by LexisNexis Canada, publisher of The Lawyer’s Daily) is “considered a pre-eminent resource on the subject.” It also named his book The Canadian Constitution as “an important reference guide.”

The Mundell medal, which is named after renowned constitutional lawyer David Walter Mundell, is awarded by the attorney general on the recommendation of a selection committee chaired by Chief Justice of Ontario George Strathy