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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.

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Beverly McLachlin

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003

Supreme Court of Canada Justice and the first woman to hold this position

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Stephen G. Breyer

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Mireille Delmas-Marty

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003

French university lecturer, President of Observatoire Pharos: Pluralisme culturel et religieux

 

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Philippe Kirsch

LL. L. 1969, LL. M. 1972

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003

First President of the International Criminal Court

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Abdou Diouf

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2004

Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (since 2002)

 

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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)

 

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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Marie Deschamps

LL. L., with distinction, 1974

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2008
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (2002-2012)

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Michel Bastarache

LL. L., with distinction, 1970

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2003

Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (1997-2008)

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Robert Gratton

LL. L. 1966

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2009

Executive financial consultant and leading personality in the Quebec business world

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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Irwin Cotler

Doctorat honoris causa, Université de Montréal, 2017

Expert in international law and human rights
Legal counsel, strong advocate for political prisoners and dissidents

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Les grandes pionnières [in French]

La Faculté de droit rend hommage à une vingtaine de diplômées qui sont des pionnières du milieu juridique en regroupant leurs photographies sur un de ces murs. Ces précurseures ont, à leur façon, créé des précédents dont peuvent profiter les étudiantes d’aujourd’hui dans la poursuite de leur carrière juridique.

 

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