Monday, February 26, 2018

Alumnus John Norris, LLB 1991, has been appointed a justice to the Federal Court of Canada. A sole practitioner based in Toronto, he fills a new position created under An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8).

An established trial and appellate lawyer, in criminal, constitutional and national security law, Norris was appointed in 2008 to the roster of Special Advocates for security certificate proceedings under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and acted as Special Advocate in a lengthy and complex security certificate proceeding before the Federal Court.

Deeply committed to legal education, Norris was an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law since 1996, teaching criminal law, evidence, constitutional law, national security law, and legal ethics courses. He was also the law school’s Constitutional Litigator in Residence, in 2006, at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

Read the full announcement here.