The uOttawa Public Law Centre is Canada’s leading centre for public law research, debate and engagement. The Centre is home to the largest number of public law experts in the country and is located in Canada’s capital, close to key public law institutions such as the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Department of Justice and numerous boards, tribunals and agencies. The Faculty of Law’s Civil Law and Common Law sections are known nationally and internationally for their expertise in public law, including in constitutional law, Indigenous legal traditions, administrative law, the law of democracy, immigration and refugee law, criminal law, human rights, comparative public law, critical public law and public law theory. The Centre is bilingual, multijural and interdisciplinary. It brings together experts from inside the Faculty of Law and the University with domestic and international collaborators, visiting scholars, fellows and affiliated graduate students to create new opportunities for research and engagement across the spectrum of public law and public policy subjects.
Co-Directors: Vanessa MacDonnell and Terry Skolnik