Lorraine Weinrib, University of Toronto

Law Political Science Professor Toronto, Ontario l.weinrib@utoronto.ca Office: (416) 978-5075

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Professor Lorraine E. Weinrib holds law degrees from the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1973) and Yale University (LL.M. 1985). She was appointed to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1988, with a cross appointment to the Department of Political Science. From 1975 until her appointment to ...

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Professor Lorraine E. Weinrib holds law degrees from the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1973) and Yale University (LL.M. 1985). She was appointed to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1988, with a cross appointment to the Department of Political Science. From 1975 until her appointment to the University of Toronto, Professor Weinrib held the position of Crown Law Officer and later the position of Director of Constitutional Law and Policy at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. While in government service, Professor Weinrib did extensive legal and policy work on a full range of public law issues and also argued many cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. She also participated in the legal and policy work that culminated in the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982. She has published extensively on the Charter, and rights-protection generally, in Canada, South Africa, Israel and the United States and has also contributed to public debate on constitutional issues. Professor Weinrib's range of interests include examination of the convergence of constitutional practice in post-WWII liberal democracies and is now writing a book about Canada's Charter as an example of that phenomenon. She has taught comparative constitutional law as a visiting professor at the Michigan Law School (1993), Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1994), the University of the Wittswatersrand Faculty of Law, South Africa (1995) and the University of Tel Aviv Faculty of Law (2000 and 2002).



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