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Honorary doctorates

Charles D. Gonthier

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2002
Supreme Court of Canada Justice (1989-2003). Recognized by the legal community for being erudite, a philosopher and having an innovative spirit.

Beverly McLachlin

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003
Supreme Court of Canada Justice and the first woman to hold this position

Stephen G. Breyer

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Mireille Delmas-Marty

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003
French university lecturer, President of Observatoire Pharos: Pluralisme culturel et religieux

 

 

Philippe Kirsch

LL. L. 1969, LL. M. 1972
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003
First President of the International Criminal Court

Abdou Diouf

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2004
Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (since 2002)

 

 

Peter W. Hogg

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2005
Recognized constitutionalist in Canada and abroad, Professor Emeritus and Dean of the Osgoode Hall Faculty of Law at York University (1998-2003)

 

 

Lucien Bouchard

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2006
Canadian ambassador to France, Canadian Secretary of State, Minister of the Environment, official leader of the Opposition in Ottawa and the Prime Minister of Quebec

 

 

Gisèle Halimi

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2007
French jurist, essayist, Member of Parliament and UNESCO ambassador. She is a champion of human rights and of the physical and moral integrity of individuals.

Simone Veil

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2007
French jurist, a leading figure in French humanism, whose moral authority has inspired both the intellectual and the political worlds. She has received honorary doctorates from 14 colleges and universities, including Princeton, Cambridge, Georgetown, Urbino and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Marie Deschamps

LL. L., with distinction, 1974
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2008
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (2002-2012)

Michel Bastarache

LL. L., with distinction, 1970
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1997-2008)

Robert Gratton

LL. L. 1966
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2009
Executive financial consultant and leading personality in the Quebec business world

Roderick Alexander Macdonald

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2010
A renowned humanist, President of the Royal Society of Canada, full professor for the F.R. Scott Chair in Public and Constitutional Law at the McGill University Faculty of Law

Jin Huang

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2011
One of the most respected jurists in China
President of the prestigious China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing; also a professor

Alice Desjardins

LL. L., with distinction, 1957
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2012
First woman to become a full-time professor in a Canadian Faculty of Law and the first woman nominated to the Federal Court of Appeal in 1987

Michel Deschamps

LL. L. 1969
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2013
Associate Professor teaching at the Faculty since 1972
Leading authority on banking law in Canada and abroad

Calin Rovinescu

LL. L. 1978
Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2014
President and C.E.O., Air Canada
Chair of the Board of Governors for Star Alliance
Chair of the Board of Governors for International Air Transport Association (IATA)