Lara Khoury

Professor Khoury, Ad. E., is a Full Professor at the Faculty of law, an associate member of McGill's Institute for Health & Social Policy and Biomedical Ethics Unit (now part of the Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy of the School of Population and Global Health).  She was the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Law from 2015 to 2017. She convenes, with Professor Alana Klein, the McGill Research Group on Health and Law. She is also a member of McGill’s Institute of Comparative Law and a Full Member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. She teaches and conducts research in the fields of comparative Medical, Public Health and Environmental Law, with a particular focus on liability issues. 

She is the author of "Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability" (Hart Publishing, Oxford and Yvon Blais, Cowansville) which received the 2008 Quebec Bar Foundation Prize. This monograph deals with the impact of scientific uncertainties on the proof of causation in medical liability in English and Canadian common law, as well as in French and Québec civil law. Lara Khoury has completed a doctoral (DPhil) degree at the University of Oxford, from where she also holds a master’s degree (BCL). 

Professor Khoury was elected a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in July 2019. She received the Barreau du Québec's Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) designation in 2019 and the John-Ramon-Hnatyshyn Prize of the Canadian Bar Association in 2023.