Realizing Constitutional Rights Through
Advocacy, Education and Academic Research
The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is a centre within the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law devoted to advocacy, research and education in the areas of constitutional rights in Canada. The Centre aims to play a vital role in articulating Canada's constitutional vision to the broader world. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives. The Centre was established through a generous gift from UofT law alumnus David Asper (LLM '07).
Read our summary of R v Jordan (SCC 2016 27) and find links to related case materials.
Read our summary of R v Williamson (SCC 2016 28) and find links to related case materials.
Asper Centre summer student comments on the decision in R v Kokopenace released May 21, 2015
The lecture by Chief Justice George R. Strathy, entitled "Judicial Courage and Restraint in Canadian Constitutional History," kicks off the Constitutional Roundtable series commemorating Canada's Sesquicentennial.
Normalizing the Exception in Canada
The Alberta Press Case
Section 7 and the Idea of the Charter.