Established in 1982, the Distinguished Alumni Award has been awarded to a graduate(s) in recognition of their extraordinary public leadership and lifelong commitment to the community, which exemplify the highest ideals of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. The Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are honoured at the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2017 - Melissa Kennedy ('87) and Herb Solway ('56). Read more

2014 - The Honourable James Farley, Q.C. (’66) and Linda Rothstein, (‘80) Read more

2012 - The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Binnie (’65) and Jean Fraser (’75) Read more

2010 - The Honourable Henry N. R. Jackman (’56) and J. Robert S. Prichard (’75) Read more

2008 - The Honourable William (Bill) Graham ('64) Read more

2006 - The Honourable John C. Major (‘57) Read more

2002 - The Honourable Paul Martin ('64) Read more

1998 - The Honourable John Sopinka (’58) (posthumously)

1996 - The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella (’70)

1994 - J. Bruce Dunlop (’54)

1992 - Edwin A. Goodman, O.C., Q.C., D.U. (’40)

1990 - John J. Robinette, O.C., Q.C. (’26)

1988 - The Honourable Charles L. Dubin (’41)

1987 - Lionel H. Schipper, Q.C. (Class of ’56) and James M. Tory, Q.C. (’52)

1985 - The Honourable G. Arthur Martin (’35)

1982 - The Right Honourable Bora Laskin (Class of ’33)