The Honourable Robert P. Armstrong, Q.C.

We are delighted to announce that our Distinguished Visiting Jurist for 2013/2014 will be The Honourable Robert P. Armstrong.  He was appointed directly from the Bar to the Court of Appeal for Ontario on January 25, 2002. He served on that court until March 6, 2013.  He is presently at Arbitration Place in Toronto where he serves as an arbitrator and provides related ADR services.  

Before his appointment to the Court of Appeal, Mr. Armstrong was a partner at Torys. His practice covered a variety of matters including cases at all levels of court (including the Supreme Court of Canada) and before arbitration panels and administrative tribunals.  He also acted as commission counsel to a number of commissions of inquiry including the Dubin Inquiry on Drugs in Sport.

While at the Bar Mr. Armstrong was an active member of several legal organizations. He was Treasurer (Head) of the Law Society of Upper Canada from1999 to 2001. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former member of its Board of Regents for a brief period prior to his appointment to the Court. He is the chair and president of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, which sponsors the Cambridge lectures and Les Journées Strasbourgeoises in Strasbourg, France.

 Mr. Armstrong received an honours B.A. from Carleton University, an M.A. and an LL.B from the University of Toronto and an Honorary LL.D from the Law Society of Upper Canada.

We look forward to having his Honour participate in the teachings, events and programs at the Faculty and to learning from him.