Jay A. Hewlin, Esq., J.D.

Degree and Certifications:

BA in Music from Boston University, Juris Doctorate from Columbia University

Academic Unit

Career and Professional Development


Jay A. Hewlin is an attorney and consultant specializing in managerial effectiveness, leadership and employment law. Jay is a lecturer at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management and McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, where he teaches Negotiations and Conflict Management. In addition to his legal experience, Jay is a seasoned manager and entrepreneur, having worked as an executive in private industry and managed his own corporation in New York. He has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting contracts. He has published in The Corporate Counsellor, Columbia Law Review and Ovation Magazine and authored a book titled: The First Fifteen Minutes (For Those Dating With Marriage in Mind).
Jay also has an extensive background in performance and production. He is a professional trumpeter, songwriter, and singer; having performed as a soloist in major concert events in the U.S. and Europe. He has also had several opportunities to perform live on television. As a producer at radio station WQXR, 96.3 FM (New York), he produced numerous radio commercials, live radio broadcasts, and concert events featuring leading artists in the classical and jazz musical genres. Jay has won many international and national awards for excellence in broadcasting.
Mr. Hewlin is the recipient of 2013 Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Award.