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Mr. Justice Morris Fish receives F.R. Scott Award


Published: 30 Mar 2006

At a celebration held in the Faculty of Law's Atrium, the Hon. Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BA, BCL, LLD) of the Supreme Court of Canada was presented with the F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Contribution by the alumni of the Faculty of Law. This award was created by the Faculty advisory board to honour graduates who have contributed in a significant way to law and to the life of the Faculty.

Justice Fish graduated from the Faculty with first-class honours and was awarded the Macdonald Travelling Fellowship in 1962. A long-time criminal lawyer and distinguished constitutional law expert, he was appointed QC in 1984, to the Quebec Court of Appeal in 1989, and to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2003.

An active alumnus and volunteer of the Faculty of Law, Justice Fish was a sessional lecturer for many years in criminal law. He served as a member and was Chair of the Faculty's Advisory Board until 2004.

Justice Fish was presented by Principal Munroe-Blum and Dean Kasirer. Faculty Advisory Board Chair James Woods introduced him and was thanked by his daughter, Laura Fish (BCL, LLB 1997). In his remarks, Justice Fish shared some reminiscences of F.R. Scott and of his wife, artist Marian Scott.

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