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Guillaume Laganière and Ghyslain Raza sweep Henri-Capitant prizes

Published: 13 May 2021

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that two recent alumni from our graduate studies programs have been awarded the Henri-Capitant prizes for 2021.

Guillaume Laganière, LLM'13, DCL'20, won the Henri-Capitant prize for his doctoral thesis, Liability for transboundary pollution in private international law: a duty to ensure prompt and adequate compensation, which was supervised by Professor Geneviève Saumier. His dissertation investigates the regulatory function of private international law with respect to transboundary pollution. Guillaume Laganière is currently a professor of law at UQÀM, where he specializes in research on private international law, the law of civil evidence and judicial law.

Ghyslain Raza, BCL/LLB'11, LLM'20, won the Henri-Capitant prize in the Master’s category for his paper, François-Joseph Cugnet et la formation de la tradition juridique québécoise, supervised by Professor Daniel Jutras. It studies the life and work of François-Joseph Cugnet (1721-1789) and his influence on Quebec’s legal tradition. Ghyslain Raza also received the Wainwright Dissertation Prize for the best-written contribution to civil law in the BCL/LLB program and the Pilarczyk Graduate Award in Law during his LLM. This fall, he will be pursuing a PhD at Queen's University.

“I am thrilled to see this recognition of two exceptional academics who researched and thrived in the Faculty of Law’s graduate studies programs,” said Professor Andrea Bjorklund, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).

About the Henri-Capitant Prizes

The Henri-Capitant Association (Quebec section) awards two prizes of excellence intended to promote research in private law applicable in Quebec. The Henri-Capitant Prizes recognize graduate research at a law faculty or a department of legal sciences in Quebec universities, or from the civil law section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

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