Labrèche, Diane

Diane Labrèche is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, where she has been teaching Criminal Law since 1977. An acknowledged expert in legal education and recipient of several teaching awards, Professor Labrèche has extensive experience in professional development. She has been director of the Canadian Law Teaching Clinic for several years. She has also been responsible for instructional development at Osgoode Hall Law School as a visiting professor during the 1997-1998 academic year. From April 1998 to June 2000, Professor Labrèche has been director of the Adult Education Unit of the Canada-China Senior Judges Training Programme sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). From August 2000 to October 2003, Professor Labrèche was seconded to the National Judicial Institute (NJI) where she was responsible for faculty and curriculum and development. Since 2005, Professor Labrèche is a consultant at l’École du Barreau du Québec for the development of social context education within their professional training program. With her colleague Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens, she has published, in 2009, a book on social context and the practice of law. Her email address is :