John McCamus Honoured with CIAJ 2019 Justice Medal

Davies affiliated scholar John McCamus has been awarded the 2019 Justice Medal by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the administration of justice in Canada.

Known globally as an accomplished scholar, researcher and teacher, John has been a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1971 and has authored numerous authoritative books, articles and government reports on the law of contracts and restitution, commercial law and privacy. Over the course of his career, John has been instrumental in advancing access to justice and human rights law reform. He is former chair of the Law Reform Commission and served as chair of Legal Aid Ontario from 2007 to 2019, during which time he contributed significantly to the provincial legal system and the justice system more broadly.

In his role at Davies, John advises clients on a range of commercial and litigation matters and represents them at all levels of court. He is regularly called upon by clients to serve as an expert witness in Ontario law in Canada, Europe and the United States.

The CIAJ Justice Medal is awarded every second year to a person who, through their leadership, writing or other endeavours, has made a significant contribution to the administration of justice. The award was presented to John at the CIAJ’s 44th Annual Conference in Québec City.