Hon. Gérard V. La Forest, Distinguished Legal Scholar in Residence
BCL (UNB), MA (Oxford), LLM (Yale), JSD (Yale), LLD, DU, DCL, FRSC. Saint Francis Xavier University 1944-46; University of New Brunswick (BCL), 1949; Rhodes Scholar, 1948; St. John's College, Oxford University (BA), 1951; (MA), 1956, Yale Graduate Fellow, 1964-65; Yale University (LLM), 1965; (JSD), 1966.
Called to the Bar of New Brunswick, 1949; created Q.C. 1968. Practised law, Grand Falls, NB 1951-52; Advisory counsel, Department of Justice, Ottawa, 1952-55; Legal Advisor, Irving Oil and associated companies, 1955-56; Associate Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick, 1956-63; Professor 1963-68; Dean of Law, University of Alberta, 1968-70; Assistant Deputy Attorney General of Canada (Research and Planning), 1970-74; Commissioner, Law Reform Commission of Canada, 1974-79; Professor and Director, Legislative Drafting Program, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa, 1979-81.
Frequent consultant to federal and provincial governments; served in (Glassco) Royal Commission on Government Organization, 1959; Royal Commission on Pilotage, 1965; Advisor to Special Counsel on Constitution to Minister of Justice and Prime Minister, 1967-70; Member, Executive Committee Task Force on Computers and Privacy, 1971-72; Executive Vice-Chairman, Canadian Bar Association Committee on the Constitution 1977-78; Chairman, Federal-Provincial Special Inquiry on Kouchibouguac National Park, 1980-81.
Numerous publications. Visiting Professor, Université de Montréal, 1962; Lecturer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), 1971-78; Lecturer, McGill University, 1971, 1979. Honorary Member, American College of Trial Lawyers - 1993; Award of Merit, Université de Montréal - 1993; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), 1975; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science, 1975; LLD, Basel University, 1981; DU, University of Ottawa, 1988; LLD, St. Thomas University, 1988; LLD, University of Alberta, 1988; LLD, Université de Moncton, 1988; LLD, Bates College, 1990.
Appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, 1981. Appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, January 16, 1985. Retired October 1997 from that court.
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