The Honourable Jean-Louis Baudouin is an internationally renowned legal scholar and former judge of the Court of Appeal of Québec (1998-2008). He applies his outstanding expertise, built on a profound knowledge of the law and lengthy court experience, to complex domestic and international arbitrations and trial simulations in major cases.
Judge Baudouin is a true legal pioneer in the areas of biotechnology and life sciences and has acted as a bioethical consultant to the Government of Canada. He has authored seminal works and hundreds of articles on the civil law and other areas of the law, and is often cited in Supreme Court of Canada decisions.
Judge Baudouin had already spent many years as a law professor before being appointed to the bench. He taught for more than 25 years at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal and was a visiting professor at universities across the world.
A sought-after speaker both in Canada and abroad (including Paris, Athens, Strasbourg, Cairo, Rio, Amsterdam, Brussels, Tunis, Abidjan, Beijing, Beirut, Hanoi, etc.), Judge Baudouin has participated in many conventions, conferences, and assemblies on various legal, paralegal and bioethical subjects. He is an active member of a wide range of organizations, he chaired for 45 years the Quebec section of the Association Henri Capitant and is currently vice president of the Institut international de Droit d’Expression et d’Inspiration Françaises.
In 2006, he created the Chaire Jean-Louis Baudouin en droit civil at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, endowed with a one million dollar fund to ensure the development of the civil law. Judge Baudouin has received numerous prestigious honours and was appointed as an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec in 2012 and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2014.