About the Author

AuthorJohn D. McCamus
John D McCamus, BA, M A, LLB, LLM, LSM, LLD (Hon), FRSC, is a pro-
fessor of law emeritus and un iversity professor at the Osgoode Hall Law
School of York University, a faculty that he served a s dean from 1982 to
1987. He is a member of the Ontario Bar. Prior to joining the faculty at
Osgoode, he spent a year as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada
for Chief Justice Laskin. At Osgoode, his pr incipal areas of research and
teaching have included private law, especial ly restitution and contract;
commercial law; and inform ation practices law. His published work
includes numerous books, articles, and government reports on these
and other topics; two texts, An Introduction to the Law of Restitution and
Unjust Enrichment (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2020) and, co-authored
with the late Peter D Maddaugh, The Law of Restitution, 2d ed (Aurora,
ON: Canada Law Book, 2004); and a casebook, Cases and Mater ials on
Cont ract s, 6th ed (Toronto: Emond Publications, 2018), co-edited with
Professors Waddams, Girgis, MacDougall, a nd Neyers. From 1990 to
1993, he was a member, and from 1993 to 1996, chair, of the Ontario
Law Reform Commission. In 1998, he was appointed by the American
Law Institute to the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of Restitu-
tion and Unjust Enrichment, 3d (2011). Since 2000, he has been an asso-
ciated scholar in the Toronto off‌ice of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
LLP. From 2007 to 2019, he served as chair of Legal Aid Ontar io.

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