McGill professor recognized for legal scholarship
Frédéric Bachand, of the Faculty of Law, has been awarded the prestigious 2006 Walter Owen Book Prize for his book "L'intervention du juge canadien avant et durant un arbitrage commercial."
On the strength of his legal writing and valuable contributions to Canadian legal literature, McGill University Law professor Frédéric Bachand has been awarded the prestigious 2006 Walter Owen Book Prize for his book L'intervention du juge canadien avant et durant un arbitrage commercial.
"Prof. Bachand is considered one of the country's leading legal authorities on international trade law, particularly the crucial dispute settlement provisions of NAFTA," said Daniel Jutras, president of the jury for the 2006 Prize. "His book is a clear, coherent and authoritative explanation of international commercial arbitration."
A co-director of the McGill Summer Program in Arbitration, Bachand teaches courses on evidence in civil matters, civil procedure, extrajudicial means of dispute resolution and NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration.
"The news that Frédéric Bachand has been awarded the Walter Owen Prize confirms his great promise as a legal scholar for Canada and will consolidate his place among the leading authorities on international arbitration in the comparative law world," said Nicholas Kasirer, Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Awarded in the form of a $10,000 cash prize by the Foundation for Legal Research during the Canadian Bar Association's 2006 Canadian Legal Conference in St. John's, the Walter Owen Book Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian legal literature that enhance the quality of legal research in this country and help Canadian lawyers and judges in their everyday life.