Professor & James M. Tory Professor of Law Emeritus

78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-4577

Martin Friedland, C.C., Q.C., is University Professor and James M. Tory Professor of Law Emeritus at the Faculty of Law. He holds a B.Comm., LL.B., and honorary LL.D. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. and LL.D from Cambridge University. Professor Friedland taught at Osgoode Hall Law School until 1965 when he joined the University of Toronto as an associate professor. He was promoted to professor in 1968 and served as dean from 1972-1979. He also served as a full time member of the Law Reform Commission of Canada in Ottawa from 1971 to 1972. He was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1983 and in 1985 was awarded the Canadian Association of Law Teachers/Law Reform Commission of Canada Award for an 'Outstanding Contribution to Legal Research and Law Reform.' In 1987 he was awarded the University of Toronto Alumni Faculty Award, in 1990 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1994 he received the Canadian Bar Association's Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award and the Criminal Lawyers Association's G. Arthur Martin Award, and in 1995 was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 'outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the enrichment of the cultural life of Canada.' He received the Royal Society of Canada's John William Dawson Medal in 2003 for 'important contributions of knowledge in multiple domains'. He is currently a fellow of Massey College. Professor Friedland specializes in Criminal Law and is author or editor of eighteen books including Detention Before Trial, Double Jeopardy, Access to the Law, A Place Apart: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Canada, The Trials of Israel Lipski, The Case of Valentine Shortis and The Death of Old Man Rice, as well as many law review articles and reports. His book The University of Toronto: A History was published in 2002, on the 175th anniversary of the University's foundation. A second edition, with a new introduction, was published in 2013.

Education
B.Comm. - University of Toronto (1955)
LL.B. (Gold Medal) - University of Toronto (1958)
Called to the Ontario Bar (Treasurer’s Medal) (1960)
Ph.D. - Cambridge University (1967)
LL.D. - Cambridge University (1997)
LL.D. (Hon.) - University of Toronto (2001)
LL.D. (Hon.) - York University (2003)
Academic appointments
Continuing Senior Fellow (1995- )
Senior Fellow, Massey College (1985-1995)
Cross-appointed Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto (1984- )
Dean, Faculty of Law (1972-1979)
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (1965-1998)
Osgoode Hall Law School (1961-1965)
Awards and distinctions
Recipient of Royal Society of Canada’s Sir John William Dawson Medal for ‘important contributions of knowledge in multiple domains’ (2003)
Canada Council Molson Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for ‘outstanding achievements and exceptional contribution to the enrichment of the cultural life of Canada’ (1995)
Criminal Lawyers Association’s G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Award (1994)
Canadian Bar Association’s Ramon John Hnatshyn Award for an ‘outstanding contribution to the law and legal scholarship in Canada’ (1994)
Officer of the Order of Canada, 1990; Companion of the Order of Canada (2003)
David W. Mundell Medal for ‘Distinguished contributions to Letters and Law' (1990)
University of Toronto Alumni Faculty Award (1987)
Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1986-1998)
Recipient of Canadian Association of Law Teachers and Law Reform Commission of Canada Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Legal Research and Law Reform (1985)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) (1983)
Appointed Q.C. by Federal Government (1975)
Other service
Full-time Member of the Law Reform Commission of Canada (1971-72)
Chairman of the Ontario Task Force on Inflation Protection for Employment Pension Plans (1987-88)
Part-time Member of the Ontario Securities Commission (1989-91)
Public Director of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (2003- 2010)
Closely involved with a number of other government committees and commissions including the Joint Committee on Legal Aid (1964), the Attorney-General's Committee on Securities Regulation (the Kimber Committee) (1965),
the Minister of Reform Institutions' Planning Committee on Regional Detention Centres (1967),the Ouimet Committee on Corrections (study of Magistrates' Courts) (1969), the Solicitor-General's Task Force on Gun Control (1975),
the Royal Commission on the R.C.M.P. (the McDonald Commission) (1978), the Criminal Code Review (1980-90), the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia (1996), the Ontario Legal Aid Review (1997),
the Ontario Criminal Justice Review (1998); Commission of Inquiry re Maher Arar, 2005, and Legal Aid Ontario’s Criminal Law Advisory Committee (2008- )
Selected Publications

My Life in Crime and Other Academic Adventures (University of Toronto Press, 2007)

The University of Toronto: A History (University of Toronto Press, 2002) (Toronto Heritage Award, Floyd S. Chalmers Award, and J.J. Talman Award): second edition, with a new introduction, 2013.

A Place Apart: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Canada (Canadian Judicial Council, Ottawa, 1995)

The Trials of Israel Lipski: a True Story of a Victorian Murder in the East End of London (Arthur Ellis Award) (Macmillan London, 1984)

Double Jeopardy (Oxford University Press, 1969)

Research interests
Comparative Criminal Law
Criminal Law 
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Legal History

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