Lara Khoury promoted to full professor

Professor Lara Khoury, a white woman with shoulder length black and grey hair. She is wearing a navy blazer with white highlights
Published: 24 May 2023

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Lara Khoury, Ad E, will be promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 June 2023.  

Lara Khoury is a foremost expert in the fields of comparative medical, public health and environmental law, with a particular focus on liability issues. She joined the Faculty of Law as a Boulton Fellow in 2000 before becoming an assistant professor in 2002. She has completed a doctoral degree (DPhil) and a master’s degree (BCL) at the University of Oxford.  

Professor Khoury is co-founder of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL), which serves as an important interdisciplinary bridge between researchers at McGill and the community interested in advancing health law and policy. She is a full member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, and an associate member of McGill's Institute for Health & Social Policy and Biomedical Ethics Unit. In 2019, Professor Khoury was elected a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and she received the Barreau du Québec's Advocatus Emeritus (Ad E) designation. 

A prolific writer, Professor Khoury’s scholarship has been cited nearly 60 times by Canadian judges – including twice by the Supreme Court. She is the author of "Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability" (Hart Publishing, Yvon Blais) which received the 2004 Prix Minerve and the 2008 Quebec Bar Foundation Prize. This monograph deals with the impact of scientific uncertainties on the proof of causation in medical liability in English and Canadian common law, as well as in the civil law of France and Quebec.  

Staunchly committed to sharing the knowledge stemming from her research, Lara Khoury has extensive experience providing continuing education inside and outside the university community. She has offered training to adjudicators of the Indian Residential School Compensation Program, judges of the Superior Court of Quebec and Cour du Québec, and audiences of the National Judicial Institute, among others. She sits as the sole legal expert on the Forum de consultation de la Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec, and on the Institut national de Santé du Québec’s Comité d’éthique de santé publique.   

“I am delighted to see this recognition of Professor Khoury, a dedicated educator whose impactful scholarship informs the work of fellow researchers, practitioners, and judges alike, here and abroad,” said Dean Robert Leckey, Ad E. “Her collaborative approach has helped build interdisciplinary bridges to tackle some of our society’s most pressing matters of health and environmental law.”   

Congratulations, Professor Khoury!  

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