Graham Mayeda

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Graham Mayeda
Professeure agrégé

M.A. (Philosophy, Toronto)
Ph.D. (Philosophy, Toronto)
J.D. (Toronto)

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Graham Mayeda joined the Faculty of Law at the University ofOttawa in 2005. His current research focuses on international trade and investment law, theories of global justice, law and development, criminal law, and legal philosophy. He began his academic career in philosophy, in which he received both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. His work in this area focuses primarily on the philosophy of Nishida Kitaro, Watsuji Tetsuro and Kuki Shuzo. 

Graham’s legal career began at the University of Toronto, where he completed his J.D. in 2004. He has been a law clerk to the Hon. Madam Justice Louise Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004-2005, and he was called to the Bar of Ontario in July of 2005.

Graham is primarily interested in the impact of law on marginalized groups and on innovative theoretical approaches to legal analysis. For instance, his work in the area of international economic law focuses on the impact of international trade and investment law on developing countries. He has written about theories of global justice with the aim of articulating a concept of global justice that takes into account the diverse perspectives of developing countries. He has also researched the impact of Canadian, US and UK anti-terrorism policy on developing countries.  

Graham is also interested in the impact of cultural, socio-economic, racial and gender difference in Canadian criminal law. In the context of private law, he has studied the nature of common law reasoning. He has written a few articles on the law of social protest, particularly in regard to protests involving the protection of the environment, First Nations rights, and the Occupy Movement. In public law more generally, he explores the relationship between principled and pragmatic reasoning in Canadian constitutional jurisprudence.

Graham is also very involved in legal advocacy and public policy. From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC).  ISAC is a legal aid clinic established by Legal Aid Ontario in 2001 to conduct test-case litigation for low-income residents of Ontario ( Graham has also been involved in litigation with dimensions of both criminal and environmental law (uOttawa-Ecojustice Legal Clinic). He recently completed a project for the Commonwealth Secretariat on international investment agreements and developing countries.

In his spare time, Graham practices calligraphy and photography. He likes to swim, bike and do yoga. He also practices at the White Wind Zen Centre in Ottawa ( 

You can access some of Graham's research on SSRN at:



Journal articles and book chapters:

Book Reviews

  • Review of Daniel E. Lee and Elizabeth J. Lee, Human Rights and the Ethics of Globalization  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) in [2010] Canadian Yearbook of International Law 594-607.
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