Cara Locke (*née Mouland)
SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Remedial Justice: The Legitimacy of Constitutional Remedies for Criminal Laws
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Cara is interested in how judges act like legislators, and how legislators act like judges.

Her doctoral project focuses on constitutional remedies for criminal laws. Cara's previous work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in support of a disciplined approach to suspended declarations of invalidity.

Outside of academia, Cara has front-line experience as a lawyer in both the courtroom and in the legislature. This concrete grounding continues to shape her work on the proper boundaries between judges and legislators.

LLM - Criminal Law
JD (Distinction)
BA (Hons) - Psychology and English
Awards and Distinctions
C. David Naylor Fellow
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Scholar
Nathan Strauss Q.C. Graduate Fellow in Canadian Constitutional Law
Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship
Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
LLM Fellow, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Professional Affiliations
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Association of Clerks-at-the-Table in Canada
Selected Publications

"Debating the Rule of Law: The Curious Re-Enactment of the Solicitation Offence" (2021) 58: 3 Alta L Rev 687.

“Remedying the Remedy: Bedford’s Suspended Declaration of Invalidity” (2018) 41:3 Man LJ 281. (Cited in G v Ontario, 2020 SCC 38)
 *née Mouland

Research Interests
Administrative Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Charter of Rights
Comparative Law
Criminal Law 
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Judicial Decision-Making
Legal Process
Legal Theory
National Security Law and Anti-Terrorism Law
Political Philosophy and Theory
Committee Members