Runnymede Society: A Conversation with Justice Stratas

September 24, 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road
Runnymede Society, Caleb Henry

The Runnymede Society Robson Hall section presents: “Do the Words Matter? A Conversation with Justice David Stratas, Federal Court of Appeal”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4pm – 5:30pm, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, 224 Dysart Road, Winnipeg. Food will be provided.

Join Runnymede Society Director, Mark Mancini for a conversation with Justice David Stratas of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.

The Runnymede Society is named for the meadow by the Thames River in which King John of England sealed the Magna Carta over 800 years ago. The Society was founded in 2016 as a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of constitutionalism, the rule of law, and individual liberty.

Justice David Stratas
LL.B. (Queen’s University, 1984); B.C.L. (Oxford University, 1986); LL.D. (Queen’s University, 2012, honoris causa). Born in Toronto, Ontario. Law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada (1986-1987). Called to the Bar of Ontario (1988). Litigation partner in firms in Toronto, Ontario. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2008). Appointed Special Advocate by the Minister of Justice (2008). Adjunct member, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University (1994 to the present), winning multiple faculty teaching awards. Author of over 120 articles or conference papers on various legal topics, particularly in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, and legal writing. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court on December 11, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, May 3, 2012.


Mark Mancini holds a J.D. from the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School. His academic interests lie primarily in administrative law (judicial review and agency design), constitutional remedies, and law and economics. Mark previously clerked at the Federal Court for Justice Ann Marie McDonald (2017-18). He is a co-blogger at Double Aspect Blog.