Faculty of Law
David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights champions our Charter rights through advocacy, education and academic research.
Since its establishment by a generous gift from David Asper (LLM 2007) in 2008, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights has upheld the Charter of Rights and Freedoms while promoting the constitutional rights of Canadians through legal advocacy, academic research and public education. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty, members of the bar and other advocates to study and litigate constitutional cases in the higher courts. Extending its reach, the Asper Centre also influences public policy and legal reform in an ongoing commitment to protect the rights of all Canadians.
The Centre's significant impact would not be possible without the support of our legal community. We rely on faculty members volunteering their time, pro bono legal services from the constitutional bar, partnerships with community organizations, guest lectures by members of the bench and private bar, and other experts who volunteer for workshops and conferences.
With the ongoing support of this community, the Asper Centre can continue to ensure access to justice for Canadians denied their full constitutional rights.