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).


News and Commentaries:

Bill C-23 leaves cross-border travelers vulnerable to Charter rights infringements

Rectifying the Wrongs of Indefinite Immigration Detention in Canada

Q&A with our Next Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence

Announcing Breese Davies as the Asper Centre Constitutional Litigator in Residence for Fall 2017

Asper Centre Director Cheryl Milne appointed by Council of Canadian Academies to Medical Assistance in Dying Panel

Asper Centre Director Cheryl Milne to moderate a panel discussion in upcoming University of Toronto Faculty of Law Symposium: Reforming Criminal Justice and National Security

A Trip to the Court: Reflections on an Asper Centre Intervention at the SCC 

March 2, 2017 Constitutional Law Career Panel Advice for students

Asper Centre's Statement in Response to U.S. Executive Order of January 27, 2017

Announcing Our Winter Term Constitutional Roundtable Series Schedule

The Hon. George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario delivered the Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture hosted by the Asper Centre on January 19th, 2017

Asper Centre's Fireside Chat delves into the future of charter litigation in Canada

New Special Issue of the Constitutional Forum e-journal focuses on Asper Centre's February 2016 symposium on the State of Canada's Constitutional Democracy

Asper Centre discusses Legal Professionalism and Ethics with Law Students

Asper Centre was granted leave to intervene in the SCC case on voting rights for long-term expats

Professor Lisa Austin presented the Asper Centre brief to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on June 14, 2016.


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