Stephen A Scott

Faculty of Law


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Emeritus Professor (pre-2009) - Faculty of Law

Chancellor Day Hall, Rm 27 [Map]
3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1W9
514-398-4659 [Fax]


Curriculum vitae


Since his appointment as Professor-Emeritus of Law in 2003, Professor Scott has remained in residence in the Faculty, engaged mainly in research and in supervision of graduate and undergraduate theses and essays. Throughout his career, he has taught and conducted research in public and commercial law, with a focus on constitutional law and the law of banking and negotiable instruments.

For over three decades he has actively participated in public issues in Canada, particularly constitutional questions, and he has been frequently quoted in the media. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions, most recently in litigation dealing with the legality of attempts to achieve the secession of Quebec by extra-constitutional means, in particular through a unilateral declaration of independence.


D. Phil. (Oxon.) 1969

B.C.L. (McGill) 1966

B.A. (McGill) 1961


Professor-Emeritus, McGill University, since 2003

Professor, McGill University, 1977-2002

Lecturer, McGill University, 1967-69

Assistant Professor, 1969-71

Associate Professor, 1971-77

Bar of Quebec, since 1967

Areas of Interest

Constitutional law, law of banking and negotiable instruments.