Lakehead University names seminar room in honour of Edward and Brian Greenspan

Photo of the unveiling of the seminar room.

Brian Greenspan and Lakehead's Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Moira McPherson, unveiled the Edward and Brian Greenspan Seminar room on Thursday night in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Library at PACI.

March 22, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University is proud and honoured to have a seminar room in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Library named after the legendary criminal lawyers Brian Greenspan and his late brother, Edward Greenspan, who passed away in 2014.  

The Edward and Brian Greenspan Seminar Room, anonymously funded by a close family friend, is located in the mezzanine of the law library.  Naming this space allows Lakehead to preserve the legacy of two brothers and their contribution to the legal profession. 

The unveiling of the Edward and Brian Greenspan Seminar Room, which immediately followed Brian Greenspan’s compelling lecture called And Justice for All: The Future of the Adversarial System in Canada, was celebrated with a room filled with students from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, members of the Thunder Bay Law Association, and the general public.

Edward Greenspan, QC was one of Canada's most famous defence lawyers, and a prolific author of legal volumes. His fame was owed to numerous high-profile clients and to his national exposure on the popular Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, The Scales of Justice and television series.

Brian Greenspan is a senior partner in the Toronto based firm Greenspan, Humphrey, Weinstein. He is one of the most prominent and well-regarded defence lawyers in Canada, representing some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases.





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