J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics

J. Donald Mawhinney lecturers :

Speaker:  Stephen G.A. Pitel, Professor of Law at Western University
Topic: Reconsideting a lawyer's obligation to raise adverse authority
Delivered:  March 2018

Speaker: Tanina Rostain, Professor of Law at Georgetown University
Topic: Lessons from the Tax Shelter Wars: Tax Advice, Organizational Wrongdoing, and Enforcement Challenges
Delivered: January 2017

Speaker:  Adam Dodek, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law
Topic:  From St. Matthew to Brad Pitt: The Ethics and Regulation of Expert Witnesses   
Delivered:  March 2016

Speaker: Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine Law School
Topic: The Good (and Bad) that Lawyers Do
Delivered: March 2015

Speaker: Alice Wooley, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Topic: The Lawyer as Advisor: Advocate, Judge or..Friend?
Delivered: March 2014

Speaker: The Honourable Marie Deschamps, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Topic: Ethics, Lawyers, Mobility and the Changing Landscape
Delivered: January 2013

Speaker: The Honorable Frank Iacobucci, CC, QC, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Topic: A Canadian Perspective on the Challenges of Terrorism
Delivered: January 2012

Speaker: The Honorable Michael Code, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Topic: The Importance of Professionalism and Civility in the Era of Modern Mega-Trials
Delivered: November 2010

2009 Fall
Speaker: Professor Richard Devlin, Dalhousie Law School
Topic: From Archetypes to Architects: Envisioning a Role Morality for Trial Level Judges
Delivered: October 2009

2009 Spring
Speaker: Professor David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Topic: From Agents to Partners: Toward a New Model of the Corporate Attorney-Client Relationship
Delivered: February 2009

Speaker: Dr. Christine Parker, University of Melbourne
Topic: Peering Over the Ethical Precipice: Incorporation, Listing and the Ethical Responsibilities of Law Firms
Delivered: February 2008

Speaker: The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
Topic: Professionalism, Civility and the Just Society
Delivered: March 2007

Speaker: The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada
Topic: The Boom in the Law Business
Delivered: February 2006