Assessing the Influence of the Ottawa Law Review at the Supreme Court of Canada: 1966-2017

Assessing the Influence of the Ottawa Law Review at the Supreme Court of Canada: 1966-2017

Yan Campagnolo & Kyle Kirkup 

(2019) 50:3 Ottawa Law Review 55-117

Abstract:

This study examines the impact of the articles published by the Ottawa Law Review (OLR) on the development of the law by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) from 1966 to 2017. It identifies how often the SCC compared to other similar law reviews cited the OLR. It also provides a list of 47 OLR articles that have been cited by the SCC and an analysis of the seven most-cited OLR articles. Finally, it contains a list of 54 SCC judgments in which OLR articles were cited. The study concludes with recommendations aimed at ensuring that articles published in the OLR in the future remain relevant to the work of the SCC.

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About the Author:

Yan Campagnolo’s research focuses on the political, legal and theoretical dimensions of Cabinet secrecy in Canada.  From 2004 to 2005, Professor Campagnolo served as a law clerk to Justice Morris Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2006 to 2008, he joined the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa, where he worked as an assistant professor, assistant dean and codirector of graduate studies in law. From 2008 to 2015, he practised law as counsel for the Privy Council Office. In this capacity, he advised the Prime Minister and the Clerk of the Privy Council on Supreme Court of Canada high-impact constitutional litigation, commissions of inquiry, democratic reform and access to information. In 2015, he joined the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor and a member of the Public Law Group.

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