Dr. Richard Devlin: Elected as new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 87 new Fellows, including Dr. Richard Devlin, Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.  

The newly elected Fellows were elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

“The RSC warmly welcomes this year’s 87 newly elected Fellows,” said Graham Bell, President of the Royal Society of Canada. “By promoting and recognizing these leading intellectuals and researchers, the Royal Society of Canada continues to be on the forefront of significant advances for the betterment of Canada and the world.”

This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on November 27, 2015 in Victoria, BC.

See a full list of newly elected Fellows on the Royal Society of Canada website. The announcement includes the following citation for Professor Devlin:

Richard Devlin is a dynamic, creative and internationally recognized scholar who draws on the insights of critical theory and radical democracy to analyse, critique, and reconstruct law and legal institutions. His work has exposed, and challenged, the ways that law excludes on the basis of class, race, gender and disability. More recently, he has spearheaded Canadian scholarship on legal/judicial ethics, and the regulation of both lawyers and judges.

Richard Devlin est un chercheur dynamique, créatif et reconnu internationalement qui tire sur les apports de la théorie critique et la démocratie radicale afin d’analyser, critiquer, et reconstruire la loi et les institutions juridiques. Son travail a exposé et contesté, les moyens que la loi exclut sur la base de la classe, la race, le sexe et le handicap. Plus récemment, il a dirigé la recherche canadienne sur l’éthique juridique / judiciaire, et la réglementation des avocats et des juges.