Irwin Law is pleased to announce that Professor Kent Roach has been awarded the the 2011 David Walter Mundell Medal. The Mundell Medal honours those who have made a distinguished contribution to law and letters. It celebrates great legal writing and recognizes that the artful use of language in the right style has the power to give life to ideas.
Professor Roach is the Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and a longstanding professor in the Faculty of Law, with cross appointments in criminology and political science. He is a prolific author, having written and co-authored many widely acclaimed books and over 160 articles and chapters published around the world. He is the author of Criminal Law in the Essentials of Canadian Law Series which was first published in 1996 (5th edition coming in 2012), The Supreme Court on Trial (2001), co-author with Hon Robert Sharpe of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (4th edition 2009), and Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice: The Rhetoric Meets The Reality (2010) with Bibi Sangha and Bob Moles.
The 2011 Mundell Medal has also been awarded to Hon. Allen Linden recently retired judge of the Federal Court of Appeal.