Blake, Cassels & Graydon announced today that one of Canada’s foremost legal scholars, Professor Peter Hogg, Q.C., has returned to Blakes as Scholar in Residence. Professor Hogg had been the dean of the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University since leaving Blakes in 1998. His term ended on June 30, 2003.
“We’re delighted that Peter has decided to return to Blakes,” said Jim Christie, the firm’s Chairman. “He is one of Canada’s finest constitutional lawyers and his expertise further enhances our ability to provide the top quality legal services our clients expect from Blakes.”
Peter Hogg has worked at Blakes on two prior occasions – first as Scholar in Residence from 1990 to 1992 and then as Affiliated Scholar in 1997/1998. In addition to specializing in constitutional issues, Professor Hogg is an expert in Crown liability and trust issues and will act as counsel to the firm on these and other legal issues. He will also be producing a new edition of “Constitutional Law of Canada” and will be assisting with the firm’s student recruitment and continuing legal education activities.
Over the years, Professor Hogg’s work has been recognized and referred to by courts and tribunals, both domestically and internationally. On a number of occasions his views have been adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also acted as a consultant to the federal and provincial governments and has appeared as counsel in constitutional litigation before the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Professor Hogg’s excellence in legal research and teaching as well as his contributions to law reform, have been recognized by numerous awards and honours, including: Queen’s Counsel (1980), University Professor of York University (1986), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1988), Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Law Society Medal (1996) and Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School (1998).