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).


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

Congratulations to Prof. Kent Roach, Chair of the Asper Centre's Advisory Committee, on being named one of Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2016.

The Asper Centre's Cheryl Milne and Lisa Cirillo welcome international guests at the 2016 IJCLE/ACCLE conference on clinical legal education, held at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Janet Minor named the Asper Centre's Constitutional Litigator in Residence for 2016. 

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

The Asper Centre's Cheryl Milne and Raj Anand intervened in the Jessica Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator case at the Supreme Court of Canada on January 12, 2016.

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