Dean of Law
Wainwright Chair in Civil Law
Old Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street
Canada H3A 1W9
Professor Daniel Jutras' teaching and research interests are in civil law and comparative law, and he now conducts research in the law of obligations from a comparative and pluralist perspective. He is also pursuing a few research projects on judicial institutions and civil procedure. Professor Jutras is frequently invited to speak on these issues before judicial and academic audiences in Canada and in Europe.
From 2002 to 2004, Professor Jutras was on leave from the Faculty, and acted as personal secretary to the Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, in the position of Executive Legal Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law and has served as Associate Dean (Admissions and Placement), and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty.
He was named to the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law in 2011. In 2013, Professor Jutras was appointed by the Supreme Court of Canada to serve as amicus curiæ in the Reference on the Reform of the Senate of Canada, and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Barreau du Québec awarded him the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad.E.) distinction in 2014.
In January 2016, Professor Jutras was named a federal member of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions.
LL.M. (Harvard) 1985
LL.B. (Montréal) 1982
Wainwright Chair, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2011-
Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2010-
Interim Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Jul 2009 - Feb 2010
Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Director, Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, 1998-2002
Associate Dean (Academic), 1995-1998
Associate Dean (Admissions and Placement), Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1989-1991
Member of the Quebec Bar, 1984-
Awards and Honours
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - 2013
Advocatus Emeritus - 2014
Areas of Interest
Obligations, judicial institutions, civil procedure, comparative law, law and society.