Nominations Open for the 2020 David W. Mundell Medal

Dear Legal Community,

I am pleased to inform you that the nomination period for the David W. Mundell Medal is now open. The David W. Mundell Medal is awarded annually by the Ministry of the Attorney General to an Ontario writer on legal and professional matters who has, by publication in the preceding year or over a period of years, made a distinguished contribution to law and letters. The award recognizes that literary craftsmanship and lucidity of expression work together to make ideas come alive.

The Honourable George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, has graciously agreed to serve as chair of the selection committee for this award.

Please note that the broad terms of reference for the award encompass all classes of writers – legal practitioners, academics, and others. Candidates nominated for previous competitions can be nominated again.

A nomination should include a list of the nominee’s published writings and two copies of one representative sample of writing, and be sent to:

The Honourable George Strathy
Chair, Selection Committee for the David W. Mundell Medal
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N5

Email: Stephanie.Ho2@ontario.ca

Ontario’s greatest strength is our diversity. We encourage nominations reflecting diverse communities and gender diversity. I would appreciate if you could distribute the call for nominations widely among your colleagues to promote nomination of candidates worthy of this recognition.

The deadline for nominations is November 27, 2020. The winner(s) will be announced in spring 2021.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact me at sarah.wright@ontario.ca