Jamie Cameron, York University

Law Professor Toronto, Ontario jcameron@osgoode.yorku.ca Office: (416) 736-5033

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Professor Jamie Cameron has been a full-time member of the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1984. She holds law degrees from McGill University and Columbia University, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Justice Brian Dickson, and was on the faculty at Cornell Law School b...

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Professor Jamie Cameron has been a full-time member of the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1984. She holds law degrees from McGill University and Columbia University, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Justice Brian Dickson, and was on the faculty at Cornell Law School before joining Osgoode.

Today, Professor Cameron is one of Canada’s senior constitutional scholars, whose research and teaching interests focus on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, freedom of expression and the press, the Supreme Court of Canada, criminal law, American constitutional law, and judicial biography. She has written extensively in these areas and has been the editor and co-editor of a dozen book collections, including the annual Constitutional Cases volumes, The Charter’s Impact on the Criminal Justice System, Reflections on the Legacy of Justice Bertha Wilson, and The Charter and Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Years Later.

Earlier in her career she was involved in constitutional reform initiatives, as an advisor to former Ontario Premier David Peterson on the Meech Lake Accord, as a witness to many parliamentary committees, and as an invited member of the National YES Committee during the Charlottetown Accord referendum. She has served as Assistant Dean at the law school, Director of the Centre for Public Law & Public Policy, and as editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal.

She was editor-in-chief of the Media & Communications Law Review and has been on the Board of Editors for Ontario Reports for more than twenty years. She has been a Director and Vice-President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for twenty years, and is also on the Board of Directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association. She has represented the CCLA in cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2012, Professor Cameron completed a six-year term on the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee of CAUT.

Outside the academy, she sits on the boards of cultural institutions: she has been a Trustee of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection since 2004 and has been Vice-chair of the Board since 2011; in fall of 2011 she joined the Board of Canada’s National Ballet School.


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