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A view from the bench

  • Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the first female and longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, answered questions from Bill Flanagan, Dean, Faculty of Law, during Monday's Principal's Forum.
    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the first female and longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, answered questions from Bill Flanagan, Dean, Faculty of Law, during Monday's Principal's Forum.
  • Principal Daniel Woolf, left, introduces Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Bill Flanagan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, at the beginning of Monday's Principal's Forum in Wallace Hall.
    Principal Daniel Woolf, left, introduces Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Bill Flanagan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, at the beginning of Monday's Principal's Forum in Wallace Hall.
  • Wallace Hall was packed with students and faculty members on Monday for the Principal's Forum featuring Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who will be stepping down from the bench on Dec. 15.
    Wallace Hall was packed with students and faculty members on Monday for the Principal's Forum featuring Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who will be stepping down from the bench on Dec. 15.
  • Wallace Hall was packed with students and faculty members for Monday's Principal's Forum featuring Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who will be stepping down from the bench on Dec. 15.
    Wallace Hall was packed with students and faculty members for Monday's Principal's Forum featuring Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who will be stepping down from the bench on Dec. 15.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the first female and longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, spoke to a packed Wallace Hall at Monday’s Principal’s Forum public lecture.

Chief Justice McLachlin – who will be stepping down from the bench on Dec. 15 – answered a series of questions from Bill Flanagan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, touching upon her career and looking ahead for justice in Canada.

The Principal’s Forum is a public lecture series that enables the principal to invite distinguished visitors to campus to speak on issues of interest to the Queen’s community.