David Wiseman
David Wiseman
Associate Professor and Vice-Dean English Program

B.Ec./LL.B (Hons) (Monash)
LL.M. (Toronto)
S.J.D. (Toronto)

57 Louis Pasteur St., Room 117
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3313


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Professor David Wiseman joined the Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2010 and teaches first year Property and Access to Justice and upper year courses in Trusts and Elder Law.  Professor Wiseman is joint co-ordinator of the J.D. program's Social Justice Option and also the co-chair of the Admissions Committee.  Professor Wiseman is also a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Professor Wiseman's principal areas of research and activity are access to justice, social and economic human rights and the institutional competence of courts in Charter litigation.  Professor Wiseman has published a number of articles and book chapters on the legal protection of social and economic human rights.  Professor Wiseman has also drafted submissions to government law reform bodies in Canada and Australia and has appeared before United Nations human rights treaty monitoring bodies with and on behalf of NGOs from both countries.  Professor Wiseman has volunteered at and served on the board of a community legal clinic and co-ordinated a legal information program on eviction prevention.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Wiseman was a Senior Advisor at the National Judicial Institute, Canada (NJI).  Professor Wiseman was the co-ordinator of curriculum and resources on self-represented litigants and organized judicial education seminars in a variety of areas, including the Charter, Judicial Settlement Conferencing, Social Context, Criminal Law and Newly-Appointed Judges. Prior to the NJI, Professor Wiseman was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor, teaching in Property, Constitutional Law and Access to Justice. In 2004 Professor Wiseman was awarded 'Professor of the Year' by the Windsor Law Students' Association.  Before permanently relocating to Canada, Professor Wiseman was an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University (Australia), where he also taught Property Law and Constitutional Law, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. 


Articling and Access to Justice Submission
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