Constitutional Litigator in Residence

Breese Davies, selected Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for Fall 2017

Breese Davies Portrait

(May 24, 2017) The Faculty of Law’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is pleased to announce that lawyer Breese Davies will be the Asper Centre’s Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence for the fall 2017.

Davies, a Toronto-based criminal defence lawyer, will be teaching constitutional advocacy in the Asper Centre clinic during the fall term. Drawing upon her extensive experience from her criminal, constitutional and administrative law practice, and her academic experience as an adjunct professor of criminology and the University of Toronto, she will mentor students on the case files that they will be working on in the clinic.

“Breese Davies brings a wealth of litigation and teaching experience to the role that will benefit the students and the Centre” says Executive Director, Cheryl Milne.

Breese Davies says, “I am honoured to be joining the Asper Centre as the Constitutional Litigator in Residence.  It is a unique opportunity for me to combine my love of teaching with my passion for advocacy and constitutional law.  I look forward to working with and learning from the faculty and students associated with the Centre.  Despite 35 years of Charter litigation, there are still many important and emerging human rights issues to be addressed.  The David Asper Centre is at the leading edge of constitutional education, research and advocacy in Canada and I am delighted to be joining their amazing team.”

Read Breese Davies’ biography here.

Read the Asper Centre’s interview with Breese Davies here.