A University of Ottawa law professor, Adam Dodek, will be the new common law dean for the law school.
Dodek’s term will be five-and-a-half years in length, from Jan. 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. He will be succeeding François Larocque, interim dean. Until the first of the year, Larocque will remain in this position.
“I am certain that his track record of achievement will make him well suited to lead the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section,” said Jacques Frémont, University of Ottawa’s president and vice-chancellor, in an e-mail statement.
The announcement was made today by Frémont, while the decision was approved on Oct. 19 by the university’s Executive Committee of the Board of Governors.
“On behalf of the university community, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Professor Dodek, as well as my best wishes for success in his new position,” continued Frémont, in a statement.
Prior to being named the next common law dean, Dodek taught courses on public law and legislation, legal ethics and responsibility and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Canada.
He is a member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism, a member of the Law Commission of Ontario and a founding member of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics.
In addition, Dodek has published several books, including The Canadian Constitution, The Charter Debates and Solicitor-Client Privilege.