Carissima Mathen, University of Ottawa

Associate Professor Law Ottawa, Ontario cmathen@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 2364
(613) 562-5800 ext. 3282

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CARISSIMA MATHEN - BA (McGill), LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Columbia), of the Bar of Ontario. Professor Mathen joined the Faculty as Associate Professor in 2011. She teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Comparative Civil Liberties. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Professor Mathen wa...

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Bio/Research

CARISSIMA MATHEN - BA (McGill), LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Columbia), of the Bar of Ontario. Professor Mathen joined the Faculty as Associate Professor in 2011. She teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Comparative Civil Liberties. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Professor Mathen was a member of the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick. From 1994-2001, she was Counsel and, later, Director of Litigation for the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) undertaking equality rights litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts. Her work has appeared in various journals including The Supreme Court Law Review, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, and Queen’s Law Journal. Her current scholarship is focused on arbitrariness in criminal law, Aboriginal rights, and the reference function of Canadian courts.

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