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Yasmin Dawood

Department of law
University of Toronto


Yasmin Dawood, J.D. (Columbia), Ph.D. (Chicago), is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, and the Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law. She is also cross-appointed in the Department of Political Science. Professor Dawood specializes in election law (Canada, U.S., and international), comparative constitutional law, and democratic theory. Her scholarship is broadly concerned with the legal dimensions of elections, the political process, and democratic governance. Her recent articles have addressed such topics as the right to vote, electoral reform, money in politics, redistricting, political dysfunction, partisanship, corruption, and the oversight of the democratic process by the courts.

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Canadian Constitutional Law Charter of Rights Comparative Constitutional Law Election Law Judicial Decision-Making Legal Theory Political Philosophy and Theory

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