Stéphane Sérafin is a graduate of the Programme de droit canadien (PDC) at the University of Ottawa and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec.
Professor Sérafin’s research relates primarily to private law theory, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between contract and property law within the common law tradition. He has also published on topics relating to general jurisprudence, legal education, and legal and constitutional interpretation. His perspective on the topic is shaped most notably by his bijural background and by his interest in comparative law, legal history and moral and political philosophy.
Before joining the Common Law Section, Professor Serafin practiced in the areas of aboriginal law, commercial law and civil litigation. He has also worked as a law clerk at the Federal Court, as a part time professor at Carleton University, and was an Editor of the Ottawa Law Review.