Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.

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Plural Public Law: Methodologies

I gave my inaugural lecture as the University Research Chair in Administrative Law at the University of Ottawa earlier this month. You can watch the lecture here (after some introductory remarks from Dean Sylvestre, Chief Justice Wagner and Justice Bich). The comments from my respondents, Justice Stratas and Professor Cartier can be found here. This […] Read more

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Plural Public Law: Sources

I gave my inaugural lecture as the University Research Chair in Administrative Law at the University of Ottawa earlier this month. You can watch the lecture here (after some introductory remarks from Dean Sylvestre, Chief Justice Wagner and Justice Bich). The comments from my respondents, Justice Stratas and Professor Cartier can be found here. This […] Read more

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Plural Public Law: Principles

I gave my inaugural lecture as the University Research Chair in Administrative Law at the University of Ottawa last week. You can watch the lecture here (after some introductory remarks from Dean Sylvestre, Chief Justice Wagner and Justice Bich). The comments from my respondents, Justice Stratas and Professor Cartier can be found here. I posted […] Read more

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Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2020: Sarah Nason, Monday, March 16, 5pm WEBCAST

On Monday, the Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium features Sarah Nason (Bangor Law School), on the topic of “Interpretation”. Due to her institution’s Coronavirus policy, Dr Nason is unable to travel to Ottawa as planned. But she will be presenting via videoconference. And every cloud has a silver lining: this means that Dr Nason’s presentation […] Read more

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Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2020: Matthew Lewans, Monday, March 9, FTX 137, 5pm

On Monday, the Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium features Matthew Lewans from the University of Alberta, on the topic of “Deference” (Monday March 9, FTX 137, 17:00 to 19:00). As ever, all are welcome to attend. Prof Lewans will be discussing in particular his monograph, Administrative Law and Judicial Deference (Hart Publishing, 2016): In recent […] Read more

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Inaugural Lecture Livestream

Just a brief note to alert readers who are not in Ottawa that tomorrow’s inaugural lecture event will be livestreamed on Twitter from 17.00 EST, at this link, featuring an introduction by Wagner CJ and comments by Professor Cartier and Stratas JA after my talk, with Bich JA moderating. Read more