Prof. Patrick Macklem
Professor Emeritus

Jackman Law Building
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-3873

Patrick Macklem, formerly the William C. Graham Professor of Law and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, holds law degrees from Harvard and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from McGill. He served as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada and as a constitutional advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He is a recurring Visiting Professor at Central European University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School and UCLA School of Law. In 2003, he was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar, taught at the European University Institute, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. In 2006-2007, he was a Senior Global Research Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. In 2007-2008, he was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Professor Macklem's teaching interests include constitutional law, international human rights law, indigenous peoples, ethnic and cultural minorities, and labour law and policy. He is the author of The Sovereignty of Human Rights (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) and Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001) (awarded the Canadian Political Science Association 2002 Donald Smiley Prize for best book on Canadian governance and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002 Harold Innis Prize by for the best English-language book in the social sciences), co-editor of From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015);Canadian Constitutional Law (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010); Labour Law: Cases Materials and Commentary (Kingston: Queen's IRC, 2004); and The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-terrorism Bill (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001), and has published numerous articles on constitutional law, labour law, indigenous peoples and the law, and international human rights law.

Research areas
Aboriginal Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Charter of Rights
Comparative Law
International Law
Legal Theory