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Carissima Mathen

Expert in Canadian and Constitutional Law. Award-winning author of Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions (Hart, 2019), and The Tenth Justice (UBC Press, 2020). Published in all areas of constitutional law including the Charter of Rights, division of powers, separation of powers and the Supreme Court of Canada. Additing writing in criminal law, law and technology and legal theory. Former constitutional litigator. Recognized excellence in media commentary. Law Society Medalist, Law Society of Ontario.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa


  • 2002 
    Columbia University , Master of Laws


Law Society Medalist (Ontario)