Fauteux Hall

Fauteux Hall

57 Louis Pasteur
Building code: FTX

Fauteux Hall, home to the Faculty of Law, is linked to Thompson Residence by an elevated pedestrian walkway. The building is named after Gérald Fauteux, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, who turned the sod for the new building in 1972 and was on hand for its inauguration two years later.

Fauteux helped to re-establish the University’s Faculty of Law in 1953 and served as Dean until 1962. In 1965, he became the first Chairman of the new Board of Governors, and was honorary Chairman the following year. His lengthy connection with the university led him to be named Chancellor in 1973, a position he held until 1979.

The building that bears his name houses both the Civil Law and Common Law sections of the faculty, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, the Canadian Centre for Linguistic Rights and the law library. Fauteux Hall was specifically designed to include a unique moot court that can be split into three separate lecture halls.

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