Welcome to the Public Law Group at the Faculty of Ottawa, Common Law section. We think that the University of Ottawa has one of the largest number of public law specialists in the country.
Prof. Dodek Publishes Report on Supreme Court Appointments
Professor Adam Dodek has published a report on the Supreme Court of Canada judicial nominations process, identifying a major “transparency deficit,” and claiming the public now knows less about the appointments process than it did ten years ago. Click here to read more about Prof. Dodek’s report.
Upcoming Event: Symposium on Nadon Reference
The Public Law Group at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law cordially invites you to a symposium on the Nadon reference, entitled “Appointing Supreme Court Judges in the 21st Century – Reflections on the Nadon Reference” on May 28, 2014, from 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Gowlings Moot Court, Fauteux Hall, room 147. (details)
4th Annual Emerging Issues in Canadian Public Law Conference – May 22, 2014
The Public Law Group at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law cordially invites you to the fourth annual Emerging Issues in Canadian Public Law Conference on May 22, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Desmarais Building, room 12102. (details)
Professors Mendes and Dodek Comment on Feud between Chief Justice and PMO
Professor Errol Mendes authored an article for the May 2, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail entitled, “Attempt to smear Chief Justice an affront to our constitutional system.” Both he and Professor Adam Dodek have provided commentary on the recent spat between the Chief Justice and the PMO. (details)