Osgoode EJS Clinic co-director David Estrin has won the Law Society of Upper Canada's Law Society Medal 2016 for exceptional career achievements and community contributions.
The Law Society's announcement described David's accomplishments:
"Called to the Bar in 1971, David Estrin is recognized as a true pioneer in the development of environmental law in Canada and internationally through his work as a lawyer, author, mentor and educator. A former senior partner, he is now counsel with Gowlings LLP and senior research fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation. David's personal commitment to the protection of the environment led to the creation of CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association) in 1970, Canada's first law clinic dedicated to such issues." (We took the liberty of adding the hyperlinks.)
“Through his work as a lawyer, author, mentor and educator, David has been at the forefront of environmental law for over 40 years and he continues to be a true pioneer in the field.”
Those were the words of Gowlings WLG Canada CEO Peter Lukasiewicz in a press release.
The award will be conferred on David and the other recipients in a ceremony at the historic Osgoode Hall on May 25, 2016.
Congratulations, David, on this well-deserved honour!