Adam Dodek is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he teaches Public Law and Legal Ethics, among other subjects. He is a frequent commentator and speaker on Canada’s parliamentary system, public policy issues, our Constitution and the role of the Governor General. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Jerusalem Post, Canadian Parliamentary Review, the Supreme Court Law Review and the University of Toronto Law Journal. He writes a column on constitutional issues for the Law Times and he has been quoted in various publications including the New York Times and Hill Times.

Professor Dodek is a graduate of McGill University, Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto. He is a Fulbright Scholar who has clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Israel and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, he worked as a litigation associate in a large law firm and then as Senior Policy Adviser and then Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of Ontario. He is the editor of forthcoming books on judicial independence and the Rt. Hon. Antonio Lamer, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. In December 2008 during the height of the parliamentary crisis, Professor Dodek organized a Public Forum at the University of Ottawa with over 400 people in attendance which was webcast by the National Post.

Festival: 2009 (spring)

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