Kent Roach, University of Toronto

Law Professor Toronto, Ontario kent.roach@utoronto.ca Office: (416) 946-5645

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Kent Roach is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Roach has been editor...

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Kent Roach is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Roach has been editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Quarterly since 1998. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of 12 books including Constitutional Remedies in Canada (winner of the Owen Prize); Due Process and Victimsí Rights (short listed for the Donner Prize), The Supreme Court on Trial (same); (with Robert J. Sharpe) Brian Dickson: A Judgeís Journey (winner of the Dafoe Prize) and The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (winner of the Mundell Medal) . He is the co-editor of several collections of essays and published casebooks and author of the Criminal Law and Charter volumes in Irwin Lawís essentials of Canadian law series. He has also published written over 160 articles and chapters published in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as in Canada. Professor Roach has served as research director for the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Patholology and for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. In both capacities, he edited multiple volumes of research studies. He served on the research advisory committee for the inquiry into the rendition of Maher Arar and the Ipperwash Inquiry into the killing of Dudley George. He is presently an advisor to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools. Professor Roach has represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups in many interventions before the courts, including Gladue, Wells and Ipeelee on sentencing Aboriginal offenders, Latimer on mandatory minimum sentences, Stillman, Dunedin Construction, and Ward on Charter remedies, Golden on strip searches, Khawaja on the definition of terrorism and Corbiere and Sauve on voting rights. He is involved with the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.



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