Legal scholar, researcher and teacher recognized for contributions to the administration of justice
John McCamus, an affiliated scholar of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, has been awarded the 2019 Justice Medal by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.
The award, according to a statement by the law firm, recognizes McCamus’ outstanding contributions to the administration of justice in Canada.
McCamus is a renowned legal scholar, researcher and teacher, and has been a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1971, the statement continued. Across his career, he has authored numerous books, articles and government reports on the law of contracts and restitution, commercial law and privacy. McCamus is the former chairman of the Law Reform Commission and chaired Legal Aid Ontario from 2007 to 2019.
In his role at Davies, Toronto-based McCamus advises clients on commercial and litigation matters and represents them at all levels of court. He is regularly called upon by clients to serve as an expert witness in Ontario law in Canada, Europe and the United States, the firm said.
The CIAJ Justice Medal is a biennial award that recognizes a person who, through their leadership, writing or other endeavours, has made a significant contribution to the administration of justice, the firm said in its announcement. The award was presented to McCamus at the CIAJ’s 44th Annual Conference in Québec City.