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During a solemn ceremony on November 13, 2018, the Aix-Marseille University has conferred on Ejan Mackaay, CIRANO Fellow, Emeritus Researcher and Professor at the Université de Montréal, an honorary doctorate in law.
Ejan Mackaay is Emeritus Researcher and Professor in the Law Faculty at the Université de Montréal, specializing in the economic analysis of law and intellectual property. He has directed, at Université de Montréal, the Public Law Research Center (1999-2003) and the Center for Business Law and International Trade (2005-2008). A correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and a retired lawyer at the Quebec Bar, Ejan Mackaay is regularly invited to take part in conferences of international dimension and gave invited courses to the universities of Oxford, Paris I, Brussels, Montpellier, Gand (Belgium), Diego Portalis of Santiago (Chile), Torcuato di Tella from Buenos Aires, Victoria (British Columbia) and EDHEC-Lille. He received the Minerva Award from the Dutch Society of Translators for translating the Dutch Civil Code into French and was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of San Martin de Porres. He is the author or co-author of many books, most recently Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems, Edward Elgar, 2013, which won the 2013 Vogel Prize.