Joseph Eliot Magnet


Joseph Eliot Magnet
Full Professor

B.A. (Long I.)
LL.B. (McGill)
Ph.D. (McGill)

Room: 57 Louis Pasteur St. Room 118
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3315
Office: 613-562-5124
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Joseph Eliot Magnet


Joseph Eliot Magnet, F.R.S.C. B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. is one of Canada’s most respected constitutional lawyers. He clerked for Chief Justice Brian Dickson at the Supreme Court of Canada, served as Crown Counsel in Ottawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel, Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University (2003 and 2008), and Visiting Professor Université de Paris, France. He has acted as counsel in more than two hundred constitutional cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and the trial and appellate courts of Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Manitoba. He has advised the Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments on constitutional matters. He is counsel for national Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, language communities, Members of the House of Commons and its Committees, Senators and Senate Committees, minority groups, corporations and others. Professor Magnet is the author of eighteen books and more than one-hundred articles on legal subjects, particularly constitutional and Aboriginal law. He has lectured widely in Canada and around the world, and is in frequent demand as a radio, television and op-ed commentator in Canada’s major media. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1998. For more info consult

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