The Distinguished Alumnus Award has been presented every other year since 1982 by the faculty to a graduate in recognition of their extraordinary public leadership and lifelong commitment to the community, which exemplify the highest ideals of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

The Dinner also includes the presentation of the Ann Wilson and Robert Prichard Award for Community and Professional Service. The Wilson-Prichard Award honours a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law (less than 10 years since graduation) who demonstrates the highest standards of professional integrity, excellence and leadership, and who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession and/or community through his or her public interest work, pro bono activities and/or community service.

2017 Award

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Melissa Kennedy (LLB ’87) and Herb Solway (JD ’55) are the joint recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. 

Distinguished Alumnus Award Dinner 2017

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of
Melissa Kennedy (LLB ’87) and Herb Solway (JD ’55)

Melissa Kennedy (LLB ’87)

Herb Solway (JD ’55)


Michelle S. Henry (JD 2002) and Claire E. Hunter (JD 2003) are the recipients of the
2017 Ann Wilson &  Robert Prichard Award for Community and Professional Service

Please save the date for Wednesday, April 26, 2017
to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of these very distinguished alumni.

See the Distinguished Alumnus Award Dinner 2017 event page for details and to purchase tickets

Past Distinguished Alumnus Awards

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)
2008 - The Honourable William (Bill) Graham ('64). Read more
2006 - The Honourable John C. Major (Class of ‘57). Read more
2002 - The Honourable Paul Martin (Class of '64)
1998 - The Honourable John Sopinka (Class of ’58) (posthumously)
1996 - The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella (Class of ’70)
1994 - J. Bruce Dunlop (Class of ’54)
1992 - Edwin A. Goodman, O.C., Q.C., D.U. (Class of ’40)
1990 - John J. Robinette, O.C., Q.C. (Class of ’26)
1988 - The Honourable Charles L. Dubin (Class of ’41)
1987 - Lionel H. Schipper, Q.C. (Class of ’56) and James M. Tory, Q.C. (Class of ’52)
1985 - The Honourable G. Arthur Martin (Class of ’35)
1982 - The Right Honourable Bora Laskin (Class of ’33)

Past Ann Wilson and Robert Prichard Awards

2017 - Michelle Henry ('02) and Claire Hunter ('03)

2016 - Not Awarded

2014 - Tariq Remtulla ('05)

2012 - Sarah Corman ('03) and Benjamin Perrin ('05)
2010 - Cornell Wright ('00)
2008 - Arif Virani ('98)
2006 - Jennifer Orange ('98)

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