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).
Professor Audrey Macklin and Executive Director Cheryl Milne appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in Divito v Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on February 18, 2013
Read more about the case here.
Read about our most recent events and current constitutional cases in the February 2013 Asper Centre Outlook.
Our annual report for the past year highlights the many accomplishments of the Centre and the clinic for 2011-2012.
The August 2012 E-newsletter is now available featuring work done by our summer research assistants, updates to our Supreme Court factum data bank and registration information for our November Conference.
Deadline for U of T students to apply for the Fall 2013 Asper Centre clinical legal education course and the new second term half-time clinic for 1 student.