Friday, April 13, 2018
Adam Dodek

Alumnus Adam Dodek, LLM 2008, is the 2018 David Walter Mundell Medal recipient for excellence in legal writing. He is a law scholar and dean of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Dodek clerked for Justice Clair L’Heureux Dube at the Supreme Court of Canada.

A prolific writer in the areas of law, legal ethics and the legal profession, Dodek’s book Solicitor-Client Privilege is widely regarded as the notable resource on the subject matter. His book The Canadian Constitution is also an example of his clear and accessible legal writing style for wide audiences.

The Mundell Medal, established in 1986 by former Attorney General Ian Scott, honours Ontario authors who have made an exceptional contribution to legal writing. David Mundell was a prominent constitutional lawyer, and was the first to lead the constitutional branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General.

The Mundell Medal is awarded by the Attorney General on the recommendation of a selection committee chaired by the Honourable George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, LLB, Class of 1974.