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David Schneiderman

Department of law
University of Toronto


David Schneiderman, B.A (McGill) 1980, LL.B. (Windsor) 1983, LL.M. (Queen's) 1993, is Professor of Law and Political Science. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1984 where he practised law and then served as Research Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Toronto from 1986-89. He was Executive Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, an interdisciplinary research institute, at the University of Alberta from 1989-99. Professor Schneiderman has authored numerous articles on Canadian federalism, the Charter of Rights, Canadian constitutional history, and constitutionalism and globalization. He has authored Constitutionalizing Economic Globalization: Investment Rules and Democracy's Promise (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-authored The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada with Florian Sauvageau and David Taras (UBC Press, 2006). He also has edited several books, including The Quebec Decision (1999); Charting the Consequences: The Impact of the Charter of Rights on Canadian Law and Politics (1997) with Kate Sutherland; Police Powers in Canada: The Police Power in History, Law, and Politics (1993) with R.C. MacLeod; Social Justice and the Constitution: Perspectives on a Social Union for Canada (1992) with Joel Bakan; and Freedom of Expression and the Charter (1991). He is founding editor of the quarterly Constitutional Forum Constitutionnel and founding editor-in-chief of the journal Review of Constitutional Studies.

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Aboriginal Law Canadian Constitutional Law Legal Theory Political Philosophy and Theory Property Law

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