University of Ottawa (L.Ph., 1947). University of Montreal (Licentiate of Laws, 1950). Oxford University, England (Bachelor of Civil Law, 1952).
Paris University (Doctor of Laws, 1955). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1969. Order of Canada, 1981.
Awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws University of Ottawa, 1971 and York University. 1954. Rhodes Scholar, University College, Oxford, 1950-1952. Chevalier de I’Ordre du Merite (France), 1984.
Wainwright Professor of Civil Law, McGill University, since 1975. President, Civil Code Revision Office, 19651977. Member, International Court of Arbitration, The Hague, since 1971.