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David M Tanovich

Professor of Law, University of Windsor

David M Tanovich is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. He is also co-editor of the Canadian Bar Review. In 2017, Professor Tanovich was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Social Sciences). Professor Tanovich teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, legal ethics and racial profiling. He is a nationally recognized expert in these areas. Prior to joining the academy, Professor Tanovich served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer for the 1995 Supreme Court of Canada term. From 1997-2003, he was an appellate lawyer with Pinkofsky Lockyer in Toronto during which he appeared as lead counsel in over 90 criminal and constitutional cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal. Professor Tanovich won his last three cases in the Supreme Court of Canada (R v Golden; R v Burke; and R v Lyttle).


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Windsor


  • 1995 
    New York University, Masters of Law


Fellow, Royal Society of Canada