Login

David Stratas

The Top 25 Most Influential 2020 winner

David Stratas

Ottawa
Justice, Federal Court of Appeal

David Stratas is regarded as one of the most influential judges sitting on an intermediate appellate court in Canada. His impact on administrative law through his judicial decisions, publications and conferences cannot be doubted. Back in 2017, he wrote an article titled The Canadian Law of Judicial Review: A Plea for Doctrinal Coherence and Consistency, wherein he questioned the decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 and called attention to the benefits of employing doctrinal clarity, unity and simplicity in judicial review. In 2019, he published two additional online articles, which were A Decade of Dunsmuir: Please No More and Looking Past Dunsmuir: Beginning Afresh. The latter was particularly impactful, even influencing the discussion of the Supreme Court of Canada in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65. The Vavilov judgment went on to cite 12 decisions authored by Stratas. He also teaches administrative law, and his annual legal writing course at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law is considered the most popular course there.

Free newsletter

The Canadian Legal Newswire is a FREE newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the Canadian legal scene. A separate InHouse Edition is delivered on a regular basis, providing targeted news and information of interest to in-house counsel.

Please enter your email address below to subscribe.

Recent articles & video

Going beyond the associate-partner path, Dentons’ “Career Playbook” aims to keep associates engaged

Canada leads in global mining mergers and acquisitions as sector sees signs of a rebound: Fasken

The Canadian Lawyer annual Corporate Counsel Survey is back

Groups urge dismissal of Canada’s application to stay Safe Third Country Agreement decision

Doctor’s poor communication skills may amount to unprofessionalism and require remediation: case

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: Oct. 28 update

Most Read Articles

What corporate lawyers really do: Konata Lake on why he loves what he does at Torys

Former lawyers file complaint with Manitoba Human Right Commission over courthouse accessibility

Appellant’s conduct signalled agreement to pre-incorporation contract, SCC finds

Big Deals Roundup: July to September 2020