The Canadian Judicial Appointment Process:
Where Are We? Where Are We Going?
Peter H. Russell, University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
Jacob Ziegel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
12:30 – 2:00
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Classroom A – Flavelle House
78 Queen’s Park
Peter H. Russell has published widely in the fields of constitutional, aboriginal and judicial politics. Recent focus has been on minority government and constitutional conventions relating to parliamentary democracy. Recent publications include, Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (2005); Appointing Judges in an Age of Judicial Power (2006); Two Cheers for Minority Government (2008); Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis (2009).
Jacob Ziegel, LLB (Hons.)(London), LL.M., Ph.D., LL.D. (London). Professor Ziegel grew up largely in England and received his legal education there. He is a member of the English and Ontario bars. His first teaching post was at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he taught from 1962-1966. He then taught at McGill University and the Osgoode Hall Law School before joining the University of Toronto law school in 1975. There he remained until his retirement in 1993. He has remained very active since his retirement, both in teaching and in pursuing his interests as editor in chief of the Canadian Business Law Journal and convenor of the Annual Workshop of Commercial and Consumer Law held annually usually at the UoT law school, and in legal research and writing. Professor Ziegel’s primary interests are in commercial and consumer law and insolvency law, both international and domestic, with strong secondary interests in business organizations law and the judicial administration of justice. Professor Ziegel holds the LSUC’s medal of honour and an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Victoria.
A light lunch will be provided.