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).
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford on December 20, 2013. The Asper Centre's arguments on the issue of stare decisis were influential.
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Read commentary on the significant constitutional cases that the Centre has been a part of.
Our annual report for the past year highlights the many accomplishments of the Centre and the clinic for 2012-2013.
Watch the webcast of our panel discussion.