Hamish Stewart

78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-1074

Hamish Stewart joined the Faculty of Law in 1993 and is now a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.  Before attending law school, he studied economics (B.A., University of Toronto, 1983; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989) and taught for a year in the economics department at Williams College.   He received an LL.B. degree from the University of Toronto in 1992, clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1992-93, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.

Professor Stewart teaches criminal law and the law of evidence, and has published numerous papers in these areas as well as papers on legal theory ,the law of contract, and economic methodology.  He is the general editor of Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 4th ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2016) and the associate editor of the Canadian Criminal Cases.  His most recent book is Fundamental Justice, 2d ed. (Toronto: IrwinLaw, 2019), a treatise on s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Research areas
Criminal Law 
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Economic Analysis of Law
Legal Theory