Brandon D. Stewart


Brandon D. Stewart
Assistant Professor

Room: BRS 427
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2003
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Brandon D Stewart


Brandon D. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the English Common Law Section (2021-2023) and a Fellow with the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He holds a J.D. from the University of Ottawa (Silver Medal) and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to entering academia, Professor Stewart practiced as a commercial litigator in Toronto and worked as a research fellow for a community legal clinic.

Professor Stewart has taught in the English Common Law Section since 2019 and was a full-time Instructor at the Schulich School of Law during the 2020-2021 academic year, where he was the recipient of the Hannah and Harold Barnett Excellence in Teaching First Year Law Award. He has taught courses on torts, toxic torts, property, civil procedure and climate change litigation.

Professor Stewart is a progressive private law and access to justice scholar. His research has been published in leading international peer-reviewed law journals and edited books and supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (offered, but declined) and a McMillan International Dissertation Fellowship. Some research projects Professor Stewart is currently working on – in between Netflix binges and watching the Ottawa Senators lose hockey games – include: (1) the development of sustainable, climate-conscious financial regulations; (2) improving service delivery models within community legal clinics to address the access to civil justice gap; and (3) using insights from positive psychology to develop teaching pedagogies that promote law student wellbeing.


J.S.D., Yale Law School

LL.M., Yale Law School (Honours in all graded courses)

J.D., summa cum laude (Silver Medal), University of Ottawa

B.A., summa cum laude (Gold Medal), Wilfrid Laurier University

Recent Publications

With Lynda M Collins, “Engendering Hope in Environmental Law Students” in Teaching and Learning in Environmental Law: Pedagogy, Methodology and Best Practices (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming).

With Ab Currie, “Legal Secondary Consultations: Expanding the Reach of Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics through Community Partnerships” in Access to Justice in the Americas (forthcoming).

“Shining Some Sunlight on Corporate Climate-Related Disclosure,” (2020) 17.1 MJSDL 34.

“Business As Usual?: The Limited Influence of Climate Change Disclosure and Fiduciary Duties on the Low-Carbon Investment Practices of Canada’s Big 10 Public Pension Funds” (2020) 33(2) JELP 93.

Select Conferences

Co-Chair, Teaching Wellbeing in Law, University of Ottawa (2021)

Speaker, Access to Civil Justice Workshop, American Bar Foundation (2019)

Panelist, PowerShift: Young and Rising Climate Change Conference (2019)

Co-Chair, Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference (2018)

Courses for 2021-2022



Toxic Torts







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