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).
Read the Asper Centre's summary of the case here.
Read our summary of R v Jordan (SCC 2016 27) and find links to related case materials.
Read our summary of R v Williamson (SCC 2016 28) and find links to related case materials.
Asper Centre summer student comments on the decision in R v Kokopenace released May 21, 2015
Learn how to apply for an Asper Centre summer fellowship to work in an organization within Canada that focuses on constitutional / human rights advocacy.
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