Professor Paul Daly holds the University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance at the University of Ottawa, to which he was recruited from the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was successively Assistant Professor, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal and held visiting positions at Harvard Law School and Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. A graduate of University College Cork (B.C.L., LL.M.), the University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.) and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D.), his influential, bilingual, award-winning scholarly work on public law – dozens of books, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and shorter pieces – has been cited more than 100 times, including by the Supreme Court of Canada, various other Canadian courts and tribunals, the High Court of Australia, the Irish Supreme Court and the New Zealand Supreme Court. His blog, Administrative Law Matters, was the first blog ever cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. Notable publications include A Theory of Deference in Administrative Law: Basis, Application and Scope (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Dr. Daly’s practice and research interests span the broad field of public law, with a particular emphasis on judicial review, advice and training for regulatory agencies and administrative tribunals, public authority liability and complex constitutional issues. He has worked for numerous public and private sector clients including the Attorney General of Canada, Bell Canada, CN, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Immigration and Refugee Board, and has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Since September 1, 2019 he has been a part-time Review Officer of the Environmental Protection Tribunal of Canada.

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