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The Wainwright Fund in Civil Law

On February 19, 2015, Wainwright Senior Fellow Giorgio Resta, Professor of Law at the University of Bari in Italy, gave the 2015 Wainwright Lecture. His presentation was titled "Les luttes de clocher en droit comparé."

The Wainwright Fund was established under the terms of the will of the late Arnold Wainwright, Q.C., who bequeathed a generous sum to promote the research and advancement of civil law at McGill University. Me. Wainwright taught civil law at the Faculty of Law of McGill from 1909 until 1934, after which he was named emeritus professor. In 1963, the University presented him with a doctorate of civil law honoris causa in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the legal profession and to scholarship in civil law.

The Faculty of Law of McGill University established the Wainwright Fund, whose capital is guaranteed against inflation. The wide mandate of the Fund allows the Faculty to perpetuate, year after year, the remarkable contributions of this eminent Quebec jurist.

Chair of the Wainwright Committee

Me Daniel Boyer
Head librarian
Nahum Gelber Law Library
McGill University
3660, Peel Street Montreal, QC
Canada, H3A 1W9
Tel.: 514.398.4715 ext. 00156
Fax.: 514.398.3585
daniel [dot] boyer [at] McGill [dot] ca (Email)