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About Nathalie Des Rosiers

Nathalie Des Rosiers has been General Counsel of Canadian Civil Liberties Association since July 1, 2009. She was previously Interim Vice-President (Governance), University of Ottawa (2008-2009), Dean of the Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa from 2004 to 2008 and President of the Law Commission of Canada from 2000 to 2004. She obtained an LL.B. from Université de Montréal and an LL.M. from Harvard University, and received an honourary doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004. In 2012, she received an honorary doctorate from U.C.L. (Université de Louvain, Belgique). She is a member of the Québec Bar and of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Full Professor at University of Ottawa and was a member of the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. Nathalie Des Rosiers served as law clerk to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Julien Chouinard and worked in private practice.She was named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers in 2011 and in 2012 by the Canadian Lawyers Magazine; One of Canada’s 10 Nation Builders in 2010 by the Globe & Mail; she received the Order of Ontario in 2012; the Médaille de l’Université Paris X in 2007; the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) Partnership Award in 2004; the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1999; and the Order of Merit from AJEFO in 2000.

She is the past President of the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, of the Canadian Council of Law Deans, of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Law Commission of Ontario and was also a member of the Ontario Environmental Appeal Board and a member of the Ontario Law Reform Commission.

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