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 Asper Centre was represented by Paul Schabas of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP last week at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case, Trial Lawyers of British Columbia & CBA v AGBC. Watch the argument on the Supreme Court of Canada website.
Read more here.
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.
July 7, 2014 is the deadline for U of T Law students to apply for enrolment in the Asper Clinic for the Fall 2014.