Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice Through Law

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Dianne Martin (1945-2004) graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976 and went on to become one of Canada’s first leading female criminal lawyers. She joined the Osgoode faculty in 1989 where she co-founded the Innocence Project. She was a passionate advocate for justice and an inspirational teacher who had the courage to challenge the justice system to ensure equal treatment for all.

Dianne dedicated her career to defending the rights of women and the wrongfully convicted. She not only changed the lives of the individuals for whom she worked but was a tremendous influence on her students, members of the legal profession, and Canadian society as a whole.

This medal will be awarded to a member of the Canadian legal community who has exemplified Dianne’s commitment to law as an instrument for achieving social justice and fairness.

How to Apply/Nominate

Please provide a detailed letter that describes how the applicant/nominee meets the criteria of the particular award. Additional documents such as a Curriculum Vitae  or letters of support may be submitted.