Monday, June 3, 2024

Malcolm Thorburn

Professor Malcolm Thorburn, of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, has been named a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in recognition of research excellence, educational leadership and skills in teaching and mentoring.

He is one of five exceptional scholars chosen for their record of work in relation to the foundation’s 2024-2027 Scientific Cycle, The Future of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Comparative Dialogue.

Thorburn holds the Chair in Legal, Ethical and Cultural Implications of Technological Innovation. His research focuses on theoretical issues in criminal justice and public law including criminal law and procedure, sentencing, policing, constitutional rights and proportionality reasoning. He is the editor of two books: The Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law with University Professor of Law and Philosophy David Dyzenhaus and The Dignity of Law, with University of Saskatchewan College of Law Professor Dwight Newman. He is an associate editor of the New Criminal Law Review and a member of the editorial boards of Law and Philosophy and Criminal Law and Philosophy.

“Malcolm Thorburn is an accomplished scholar,” said University Professor Jutta Brunnée, Dean of the Faculty of Law and James Marshall Tory Dean’s Chair. "It is wonderful that the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has recognized his outstanding research and leadership with this fellowship."

Fellows will provide academic mentorship to the 2024-2027 cohort of 16 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars, including Faculty of Law doctoral candidate, Kate Mitchell, engaging them in ideas beyond their doctoral training.

Read more about the Trudeau Foundation Fellows