Announcing the John D. Lawson award and request for nominations


The Canadian American Bar Association is pleased to announce the establishment of the annual John D. Lawson Award to recognize Canadians who have excelled in the practice of law and/or made an outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in the U.S.


The award is named after John D. Lawson, who was born in Hamilton in 1852 and graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1875 before embarking on aremarkable legal career in the United States. Between 1876 and his death in 1922 he was a  noted practitioner, law reformer and judge, a prolific and widelyrespected treatise writer and national bar journal  editor, a law professor and dean, one of the founding members of  the Association of American Law Schools and a leader of the International Law Association. While working in Missouri, New Jersey and California he always maintained close ties to Canada and his home province and to this day remains a model of Canadian legal success south of the 49th.

Please send your nominations for the 2010 John D. Lawson Award to our award committee at:

Please include with your nomination a description of why you believe the person you nominated should be recognized and attach any other information and documents the award committee should consider.

Nominations are due by August 31, 2010.

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