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Concordia’s Morton Minc named an officer of the Ordre national du Québec

The jurist-in-residence and former chief justice receives the province’s highest civilian honour
June 14, 2019

Concordia’s jurist-in-residence, Morton Minc (BA 67), has been appointed an officer of the Ordre national du Québec, which recognizes individuals who have helped shape the province.

“I am honoured to be named to the Ordre alongside such amazing individuals,” says Minc. “It brings deserved recognition to the importance of the social justice programs I initiated and supported during my time in the municipal court of Montreal as well as the innovative work being done here at Concordia in the jurist-in-residence program.”

Throughout his career, the former chief justice of the Montreal Municipal Court has been an advocate for a more humane form of justice for victims and offenders.

During his time as chief justice of the Montreal Municipal Court, Minc initiated and supported social programs for offenders with substance abuse problems, mental disorders or vagrancy. This work was acknowledged in 2014, when he was awarded the Prix de la justice du Québec.

Minc was appointed jurist-in-residence at Concordia in 2017, the first appointment of its kind for any English university in Quebec.

Since that time, Minc has organized sold-out events featuring well-known jurists, connected students in the Law and Society minor to working lawyers in his mentorship program and coached students in the Concordia Moot Law Society.

"We are fortunate to have an individual of Judge Minc's calibre in our Faculty," says André Roy, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

"His experience, enthusiasm and support have proven invaluable to our students. He is making a huge difference by bringing the practice of law to our university. All of us in Arts and Science wish him a hearty congratulations on this latest honour."

Recipients will be celebrated at an official ceremony in the Legislative Council Chamber at the Parliament Building in Quebec City at 2 p.m. on June 20.

Learn more about Concordia’s Department of History and the Jurist-in-Residence program.

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