Paul Daly
Paul Daly
Faculty member
University Research Chair in Administrative Law and Governance Associate Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law


Dr. Paul Daly has won global recognition for his scholarship in the broad field of public law, the study of the norms and institutions of government. In particular, Dr. Daly is an internationally established expert on the administrative state, which churns out thousands of decisions every day–touching all aspects of ordinary citizens’ lives, from life-or-death immigration decisions, to compensation for workers injured on the job, all the way to the content of cable television.

Using the resources of his University Research Chair in Administrative Law and Governance, Professor Daly will work to further enhance the relationship between the administrative state, individuals and the courts, understand the proper role of artificial intelligence in administrative law, and scrutinize the nature of legal controls on public power exercised by private entities.  

Dr. Daly’s academic work has regularly been cited by Canadian courts and administrative tribunals—his award-winning blog, Administrative Law Matters, was the first ever blog cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. Fluent in French and English, Dr. Daly is a highly sought-after public speaker and has spoken at a wide variety of academic conferences, professional development programmes and judicial education seminars, and is an accomplished media performer.