Our Constitutional Law Faculty

Lisa Austin


BIOGRAPHY Lisa Austin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law with a Bachelors’ degree from McMaster, and a Law Degree and Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Bar in 2005, and was a law clerk for Justice Frank Iaccobucci of the Supreme Court prior to joining the Faculty of Law. Her research interests include privacy law and property law.

RECENT WORK “Getting Past Privacy? Surveillance, the Charter, and the Rule of Law” (2013) 27 Canadian Journal of Law and Society 381-398. See More of Lisa Austin’s work.

 

 

Alan Brudner

BIOGRAPHY Alan Brudner is a Professor at the Faculty of Law with a B.A., M.A., Ph.D. and J.D. from University of Toronto. He has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University, a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. He has served as a consultant with the Canadian and Ontario Law Reform commissions, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011.

RECENT WORK “Constitutionalizing Self-Defence, ” (PDF) (2011) 61(4) University of Toronto Law Journal, 867-897. See more of Alan Brudner’s work.

 

Jutta Brunnée

BIOGRAPHY Jutta Brunnée is a Professor of Law and the Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law. Among other degrees, she holds an LL.M from Dalhousie University, and a Doctor of Laws from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, in Mainz, Germany. She is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles relating to Climate Change and of World Conservation Union’s Environmental Law Commission, and she was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013

RECENT WORK Jutta Brunée’s recent work has been focused on international and environmental law.

 

Rebecca Cook

BIOGRAPHY Rebecca Cook is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, and Co-Director of its International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program. She holds a number of degrees, including an M.P.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and an LL.M. and S.J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She has received the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

RECENT WORK With C. Ngwena, & E. Durojaye, “The Right to Health in Post-Apartheid Era South Africa,” in Jose Zuniga, Stephen Marks and Lawrence Gostin, eds., Advancing the Human Right to Health (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). See more of Rebecca Cook’s work.

 

Yasmin Dawood

BIOGRAPHY Yasmin Dawood is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Political Science with a B.A. from University of Toronto, an M.A. and Ph.D from University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is also the Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law. She has testified before Parliament as an election law expert, and been interviewed on election law issues by CBC Radio, The Agenda, and Power and Politics. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto.

RECENT WORK The Senate Reference: Constitutional Change and Democracy, 60 McGill Law Journal 737-761 (2015). See more of Yasmin Dawood’s work.

 

David Dyzenhaus

BIOGRAPHY David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto who has a doctorate from Oxford University and law and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has taught in South Africa, England, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary, and the USA. Last year, he was the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in Cambridge, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

RECENT WORK “Proportionality and deference in a culture of justification”, in Grant Huscroft, ed. Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 234-258. See more of David Dyzenhaus’ work.

 

Ran Hirschl

BIOGRAPHY Ran Hirschl is a Professor of Political Science and Law, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development. He has a B.A., M.A. and LL.B from Tel-Aviv University, and an M.Phil and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has been a fellow at Stanford University, New York University, and Princeton University, a Fulbright Scholar at Yale, and a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship in 2012, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.

RECENT WORK “Dysfunctional? Dissonant? Démodé? America’s Constitutional Woes in Comparative Perspective” Boston University Law Review 94 (2014): 239-266. See more of Ran Hirschl’s work.

 

Ian Lee

BIOGRAPHY Ian Lee is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, and also teaches in the Law and Business Program at the University of Sydney Law School. He has a B.Comm and LL.B from University of Toronto, and an LL.M from Harvard Law School, and practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Paris and New York before joining the Faculty of Law. He has clerked with Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Mark MacGuigan of the Federal Court of Appeal, and served as a legal researcher with the Privy Council Office.

RECENT WORK “The Assisted Human Reproduction Act Reference and the Criminal Law Power,” (PDF) (2012) 90 Canadian Bar Review 471-493. See more of Ian Lee’s work.

 

Patrick Macklem

Prof. Patrick Macklem

BIOGRAPHY Patrick Macklem is the William C. Graham Professor of Law. He holds law degrees from Harvard University and University of Toronto, and a B.A. from McGill University. He served as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada and as a constitutional advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He has taught at the European University Institute and been a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

RECENT WORK From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights (P. Macklem & D. Sanderson eds.) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015). See more of Patrick Macklem’s work.

 

Audrey Macklin

BIOGRAPHY Audrey Macklin is a professor at the Faculty of Law. She holds law degrees from Yale University and University of Toronto, and a B.Sc from University of Alberta. She served as law clerk to Mme Justice Bertha Wilson at the Supreme Court of Canada after graduating from University of Toronto, and has served as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board while a member of the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University.

RECENT WORK “Charter Right or Charter Lite? Administrative Discretion and the Charter.” Supreme Court Law Review, Vol 67, 2014. See more of Audrey Macklin’s work.

 

Jennifer Nedelsky

BIOGRAPHY Jennifer Nedelsky is a Professor at the Faculty of Law with B.A. from Rochester University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago. She has taught at Dalhousie University and Princeton University, and been a visiting Professor at University of Chicago. She has been active in the American Political Science Association, the Law and Society Association, and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, and was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research in 2000.

RECENT WORK “Rethinking constitutionalism through the lens of the gendered division of household labour, in Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives,” Beverley Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez and Tsvi Kahana, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2012). See more of Jennifer Nedelsky’s work.

 

Denise Réaume

BIOGRAPHY Denise Réaume is a Professor at the Faculty of Law. She holds law degrees from Oxford, where she attended Balliol College, and Queen’s, as well as a degree in history from Queen’s University. Her current research projects include work on official language rights in Canada, discrimination law, and feminist issues in tort law.

RECENT WORK “Defending the Human Rights Codes from the Charter” (2012) 9 JL&E 67. See more of Denise Réaume’s work.

 

 

Kent Roach

Prof. Kent Roach

BIOGRAPHY Kent Roach is is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the Faculty of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Yale University, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has served as research director in multiple inquiries, and represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups in many interventions before the courts. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2013 he was one of four academics awarded a Trudeau Fellowship.

RECENT WORK “Enforcement of the Charter — Subsections 24(1) and 52(1)” Supreme Court Law Review (2013), 62 S.C.L.R. (2d).  See more of Kent Roach’s work.

 

Carol Rogerson

Prof. Carol Rogerson

BIOGRAPHY Carol Rogerson is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, and holds an LL.M. from Harvard University, an LL.B. and M.A. from University of Toronto, and a B.A. from University of Alberta. She has taught constitutional law for over 30 years and is an executive editor of the widely used casebook Canadian Constitutional Law, 4th ed (2010, Emond Montgomery). Her primary area of research is family law. She frequently works with governments on family law reform, and co-authored the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines for the Department of Justice.

RECENT WORK “Shaping Substantive Law to promote Access to Justice: Canada’s Use of Child and Spousal Support Guidelines” ch 5 in John Eekelaar, Mavis Maclean and Benoit Bastard, eds., Delivering Family Justice in the 21st Century  (July 2015, Hart Publishing), pp. 51-68. See more of Carol Rogerson’s work.

 

David Schneiderman

BIOGRAPHY David Schneiderman is a Professor of Law and Political Science. He has a B.A from McGill University, an LL.B. from University of Windsor, and an LL.M. from Queens University. He served as Research Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Toronto from 1986-89, and is founding editor-in-chief of the journal Review of Constitutional Studies.

RECENT WORK “Constitutional Property Rights and Elision of the Transnational: Foucauldian Misgivings” (2015) Social and Legal Studies 24: 65-87. See more of David Schneiderman’s work.

 

Ayelet Shachar

BIOGRAPHY Ayelet Shachar is Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, and Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She holds a B.A. and LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University, and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale University. She has held appointments as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School, and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.

RECENT WORK “Interpretation Sections (27 & 28) of the Canadian Charter” Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 61 (2013), 147-190. See more of Ayelet Shachar’s work.

 

Richard Stacey

BIOGRAPHY Richard Stacey served as Director of Research at the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law until joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He holds a PhD from New York University’s Institute for Law and Society and bachelors degrees in political theory and law from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He served as law clerk to Justice Kate O’Regan and Justice Bess Nkabinde at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and has taught at the University of Witwatersrand, the University of Cape Town and the City University of New York Law School.

RECENT WORK “Constituent Power and Carl Schmitt’s Theory of Constitution in Kenya’s Constitution-making Process” (2011) 9(3/4) International Journal of Constitutional Law 587-614. See more of Richard Stacey’s work.

 

Anna Su

BIOGRAPHY Anna holds an SJD from Harvard Law School where her dissertation was awarded the John Laylin Prize for best paper in international law. She received her JD and AB degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Prior to coming to Toronto, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy based in SUNY Buffalo Law School, and a graduate fellowship in ethics with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She worked as a law clerk for the Philippine Supreme Court and was a consultant to the Philippine government negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

RECENT WORK “Exporting Freedom: Religious Liberty and American Power” (Harvard University Press, 2016). See more of Anna Su’s work.

 

Malcolm Thorburn

BIOGRAPHY Malcolm Thorburn is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, with a B.A. and J.D. from University of Toronto, an M.A. from University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. In 2000-2001, he served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Louis Lebel, and he has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, University of Munich, the French National Centre for Criminology and Magdalen College, Oxford.

RECENT WORK “Constitutionalism and the Limits of the Criminal Law” (PDF) in R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo, and Victor Tadros eds, The Structures of Criminal Law(Oxford University Press, 2011). See more of Malcolm Thorburn’s work.

 

Lorraine E. Weinrib

BIOGRAPHY Lorraine Weinrib is a Professor with the Faculty of Law and the Department of Political Science. She has been a visiting fellow at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Faculty of Law, and a Visiting Professor at University of Michigan Law School. She holds law degrees from Yale and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree from York University. She previously worked in the Crown Law Office – Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General where she was the Deputy Director of Constitutional Law and Policy.

RECENT WORK “Transnational Perspectives on the U.S. Transnational Law Controversy” (2011) Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 47. 379-404. (Actual publication date, Summer 2012). See more of Lorraine Weinrib’s work.