Mundell Medal awarded to Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel


Jean-Gabriel Castel, distinguished research professor emeritus, senior scholar at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School and lecturer of international law at Glendon College, received the David W. Mundell Medal for Excellence in Legal Writing. The award was presented on Jan. 29 by Michael Bryant, attorney general of Ontario, at the annual meeting of the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Toronto.


Right: Jean-Gabriel Castel


The Mundell Medal was established in 1986 by then-Attorney General Ian Scott to honour the late David W. Mundell, distinguished member of the bar in Ontario, pre-eminent constitutional lawyer and, for many years, counsel in the Ministry of the Attorney General.


The Mundell Medal is presented annually to an Ontario writer on legal or professional matters who has, by publication in the preceding year or over a period of years, made a distinguished contribution to law and letters.


In his 50 years of teaching, 45 of which took place at Osgoode Hall Law School and in part at York’s Glendon College, Castel has authored dozens of books and treatises, and over a hundred scholarly articles. He also served as editor in chief of the Canadian Bar Review for 27 years. Castel is a Member of the Royal Society, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier of the French L├ęgion d’honneur.