Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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The Faculty of Law will host an event on February 29, 2024, 4:00 to 6:30 pm, to honour the outstanding contribution made by our late colleague Stephen Waddams. After studying at Cambridge, the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, Stephen joined the Faculty of Law as a professor in 1968 and went on to inspire generations of students over his remarkable 55-year career. He was an outstanding teacher, an internationally recognized scholar of contract law and legal history, and a warm and generous colleague.

Commemorating the Career and Contributions of Professor Stephen Waddams (LLB 1967)
Program chaired by University Professor and Dean Jutta Brunnée, with presentations by:
  • The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin (Hon. LLD 1995)
    Stephen Waddams: Impact on the Judiciary and the Development of the Law

  • Professor Emeritus John D. McCamus (LLB 1968), Osgoode Hall Law School
    Stephen Waddams and The Law of Contracts

  • Professor Emerita Carol Rogerson (LLB 1982) and Professor Martha Shaffer (LLB 1987)
    Stephen Waddams as a Professor and Colleague

  • Professor Jim Phillips
    Stephen Waddams and Legal History

  • The Hon. Robert Sharpe (LLB 1970)
    Stephen Waddams and Remedies
Reception to follow, with informal remarks from:
  • The Hon. Frank Iacobucci (Hon LLD 1989)Dean Emeritus
  • University Professor and Dean Emeritus Martin Friedland (LLB 1958)
  • Professor Emeritus Arnold Weinrib (LLB 1965)


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