Daniel Jutras

Daniel Jutras
Rector of the Université de Montréal

A law graduate from the Université de Montréal and Harvard University, Daniel Jutras has been the Rector of the Université de Montréal since June 1, 2020. Previously, he taught at the Faculty of Law of McGill University from 1985 to 2020, where he held the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law for 10 years and was Dean of the Faculty from 2009 to 2016. He also served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, between 2002 and 2005. Daniel Jutras has devoted his research to issues of judicial institutions and dispute resolution from a comparative perspective. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1984, Daniel Jutras has twice appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as amicus curie appointed by the Court itself in two of the most important public law cases of the last decade. He has been an Officer of the Order of Canada since 2019. He was also awarded the Mérite du Barreau du Québec in 2016, the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus of the Barreau du Québec in 2014 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

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