Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has announced that Professor Robert Leckey has been named by the Provost of McGill University as Acting Director of the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, during the period 1 July-31 December 2011.
Professor Leckey is a renowned scholar of comparative law who teaches and researches in the fields of family law, contract law and constitutional law.
A graduate of McGill's Faculty of Law, he was a law clerk for Justice Michel Bastarache of the Supreme Court of Canada and then completed his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto as a Trudeau scholar. He joined the Faculty of Law in July 2006 and became an Associate Professor in 2011.
Professor Leckey has received numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the Alan Marks Medal (2006), the Prix de la Fondation du Barreau du Québec (2007), the Canadian Association of Law Teachers' Scholarly Paper Prize (2009), the McGill Law Students' Association's John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award (2009), the Canada Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law (2010), and the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010).