John D McCamus, BA, MA, LLB, LLM, LSM, LLD (Hon), FRSC, is a professor of law emeritus and university professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, a faculty that he served as dean from 1982 to 1987. He is a member of the Ontario Bar. Prior to joining the faculty at Osgoode, he spent a year as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Chief Justice Laskin. At Osgoode, his principal areas of research and teaching have included private law, especially restitution and contract; commercial law; and information practices law. His published work includes numerous books, articles, and government reports on these and other topics; two texts, An Introduction to the Law of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2020) and, co-authored with the late Peter D Maddaugh, The Law of Restitution, 2d ed (Aurora, ON: Canada Law Book, 2004); and a casebook, Cases and Materials on Contracts, 6th ed (Toronto: Emond Publications, 2018), co-edited with Professors Waddams, Girgis, MacDougall, and Neyers. From 1990 to 1993, he was a member, and from 1993 to 1996, chair, of the Ontario Law Reform Commission. In 1998, he was appointed by the American Law Institute to the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, 3d (2011). Since 2000, he has been an associated scholar in the Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. From 2007 to 2019, he served as chair of Legal Aid Ontario.
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