On the Decline of Legal Doctrine


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 201, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Runnymede Society student club welcomes Justices David Stratas and Marc Nadon for a debate on legal doctrine.

Justices David Stratas and Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal will discuss, among other things, the state of administrative law in Canada. The Justices, who have divergent opinions on the matter, will debate the standard of review and its impact on the rule of law, with a general proposition that there is a decline in legal doctrine.

About the speakers

Justice Marc Nadon is a supernumerary judge on the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to which he was named in 2003. He has practised law in both Quebec and the UK, focusing on maritime and transportation law. He was also an arbitrator and former lecturer in law at the Université de Sherbrooke. 

Justice David Stratas clerked for Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada after his studies and went on to practise law as a litigator at several Toronto law firms. He was an adjunct professor at Queens University from 1994 to 2009, after which he was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal.

This event is accredited for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education for jurists by a recognized provider.

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