Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2020: Key Concepts in Public Law

Every year from 2020 I will be organizing an Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium (funded by the University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance) at the University of Ottawa. Students can take the Colloquium for credit (more details below). Here is the schedule for 2020:

If you are interested in attending one or more of these, please let me know.

For uOttawa law students, the details of the course are as follows.

CML 3351WA00 Legal Research and Writing: Key Concepts in Public Law

Winter 2020

Professor Paul Daly


The Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium is a series of seminars with world-leading experts on public law, who will discuss their scholarship in depth in sessions chaired by Professor Paul Daly, the University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance. Attendance is open to students, faculty members and invitees from the public and private sector.

The Colloquium’s Directed Research Project can be taken for 3 credits by uOttawa JD students. Students are expected to attend the series of seminars (save where written permission has been obtained in advance) and to produce a paper of 7,500 to 10,000 words based on the Colloquium theme. In 2020, the theme will be “Key Concepts in Public Law”. The schedule is as follows:

Schedule (Session January 27 to April 3rd, 2020)

Course Requirements

As a project-based research and writing course, students’ work will be independent and self-directed. In collaboration with the speakers, Professor Daly will provide a detailed reading list in advance of each seminar. A general reading list will also be made available. Professor Daly will meet with enrolled students twice, on an individual basis: once at the beginning of the Winter Term to discuss the student’s proposed project and once in the middle of the Winter Term to discuss the student’s progress. These individualized supervisions, along with knowledge acquired from prior study, the general reading list, the detailed reading lists and seminar attendance, will equip students to produce their papers.

The final grade will have a participation component of 10%, based exclusively on in-person attendance at the seminars (or written permission, obtained in advance, to be absent).

Registration in this course is by application. Students interested in enrolling should email Professor Daly ( with (a) a brief statement of a proposed project; (b) a CV; and (c) an up-to-date law school transcript (official or unofficial). The deadline is January 31, 2020 but students are encouraged to contact Professor Daly in advance of the deadline. Enrollment is likely to be capped at 10 students. Students must have taken, or be enrolled in for Winter 2020, Administrative Law.

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