Public Law Group
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Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur St
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

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(613) 562-5794
(613) 562-5124


(613) 562-5800 ext.3270
(613) 562-5124



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.


Call for Papers for a Workshop on “Politics and the Constitution”

The Public Law Group of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law invite emerging scholars to submit paper proposals for a full-day workshop on comparative public law. The workshop will be held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, July 10, 2015. The papers will be published in a special issue of the Review of Constitutional Studies (all papers will be subject to the normal peer-review process).

2015 Conference on Emerging Issues in Canadian Public Law Fifth Anniversary

For the fifth consecutive year, the Public Law Group will host its successful Emerging Issues conference. Our intention is to highlight the importance of public law issues in Canada, and the strength and depth of public law interest and expertise in Ottawa. We welcome speakers from outside Ottawa, as well as from Common Law, Civil Law and the Department of Justice.   (details)

Faculty of Law Professors Contribute to Book on Chief Justices of the SCC

A new book from New Federation House, entitled The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, features chapters written by Common Law Professors Jamie Benidickson, Adam Dodek, Carissima Mathen, Civil Law’s former Dean Sébastien Grammond, and Common Law Graduate Dr. Eugene Meehan (’78). (details)

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.

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