Richard Janda

Associate Professor
Associate Member, McGill School of Environment

3674 Peel Street
Room 301
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-5097 [Office]
richard.janda [at] (Email)

Recent contributions to the media

Article in the Globe and Mail, November 4, 2011, with Shy Kurtz: Accounting for the new philanthropy

OpEd in Montreal Gazette, 2 May 2013: Work safety in global supply chain should concern all of us [.pdf]

CTV interview, July 25, 2013: Expert: why Quebec is battling to keep gun registry

OpEd in the Globe and Mail, December 16, 2013: Our North Pole claim is all about oil, not saving the environment


Professor Janda teaches business associations, administrative law, competition law, economic regulation, and air transport regulation. He was Law Clerk to Justices Le Dain and Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada and is a past Director of the Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries at McGill. His main current research areas are the legal basis of domestic and global corporate social responsibility and the regulatory regimes governing domestic and global public goods. Apart from his academic contributions, has been involved in work for the WTO, ICAO, OECD, the World Bank, a number of Canadian public agencies as well as work in a number of developing countries.


Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1997-

Resident Member, Institute of Comparative Law and Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Member, Advisory Board, International Journal of Telecommunications Law and Policy

Director, Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries, McGill University, 1994-1999

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1989-1997

Clerk to Mr. Justice Gerald E. Le Dain and Mr. Justice Peter Cory, Supreme Court of Canada, 1988-1989

Visiting Research Associate, McGill University Faculty of Law, 1987-1988


LL.M. (Columbia) 1987
B.C.L. (McGill) 1985
LL.B. (McGill) 1985
B.A. (Toronto) 1981

Areas of Interest

Administrative process, environmental law, economic regulation, business associations, competition law, economic regulation, air transport regulation.