Law Alumni Awards are the most prestigious honours given out by the Faculty of Law at McGill. Every year, these are conferred upon graduates who have earned special recognition for their professional achievements, continued participation in Faculty life, and commitment to justice.
The F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Service was created by McGill University's Faculty of Law and its Advisory Board in 2004 to recognize those alumni who have made a significant contribution to law and to the life of the Faculty, and provided exceptional service and leadership to society. The award is named in honour of Francis Reginald Scott, Canadian poet, intellectual, constitutional expert and Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1961 to 1964.
See past F.R. Scott Award recipients.
The James Robb Award celebrates those who nobly give of their time and efforts to support the Faculty of Law in the pursuit of its academic endeavours. Created by the Faculty of Law's Advisory Board, it is named in honour of James Robb, B.A. 1951, B.C.L. 1954, who, as a former McGill Governor and former president of the Alumni Association, is one of McGill's most well-known volunteers.
See past Robb Award recipients.
Created by the Young Alumni Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law in 2008, the Charles D. Gonthier Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes the contribution of an alum who has graduated within the past decade, and set an example for aspiring jurists through professional achievement, community service or commitment to the Faculty of Law. The award is named after the Honourable Charles Doherty Gonthier, CC, BCL’51, LLD’90 (1928-2009), who generously supported and mentored young jurists throughout his career.
See past Gonthier Award recipients.
January 2018: Stephen Halperin
April 2013: The Honourable Marie Deschamps
June 2010: Claudette Allard
June 2010: Kenneth Atlas
June 2010: Robert Raizenne
June 2010: James A. Woods
January 2018: Anthony Morgan