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).
Announcement: Raj Anand of WeirFoulds LLP has been appointed the Asper Centre's Constitutional Litigator in Residence for Fall 2015.
Read more here.
Read about this past year's activities and announcements for 2015-2016.
Asper Centre summer student comments on the decision in R v Kokopenace released May 21, 2015
Executive Director Cheryl Milne comments on the decision in Henry v British Columbia (Attorney General): A new constitutional tort standard?
University of Toronto Faculty of Law professor Kent Roach and co-author Craig Forcese join other esteemed panelists in the book launch for False Security
Cristina Rodriguez is Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her research includes immigration law; constitutional law and theory; administrative law and process; language rights and language policy; and citizenship theory
Zaid Al-Ali is a lawyer working on constitutional reform throughout the Arab region, in particular in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. He has published widely on Iraq and on constitutional law.
Susan Williams' current book project is Constituting Equality: Comparative Constitutional Law and Gender Equality. She is actively involved in constitutional advising for the Burmese democracy movement as a constitutional advisor to the Women's League of Burma, the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee, and the state constitution drafting committees of all of the states of Burma.