I teach at the Auckland University  of Technology, specializing in constitutional law. Prior to coming to New Zealand, I obtained an LL.M. (in legal theory) and a J.S.D. at the NYU School of Law; clerked for Justice Tremblay-Lamer at the Federal Court of Canada; and got a B.C.L./LL.B. (Hons.) from McGill. A list of my publications is below.

The purpose of this blog is to offer some comments on (mostly Canadian) constitutional law, constitutional theory, and legal and political philosophy, as well as some other, more or less related topics that interest me. In 2014, it was named Best Canadian Law Blog; in 2015, it was one of the runners-up; in 2017, a runner-up in the Best Law School/Law Professor Blog category.

My introductory post, explaining why I decided to do it, is here.

You can contact me at leonid.sirota at aut.ac.nz. I’m also on Twitter as @DoubleAspect.


My publications:


In the general media:


I also contribute, more less occasionally, to other blogs: the CBA National Magazine’s Blog; that of Policy Options; and I-CONnect.

In addition, almost all of my posts commenting on recent judicial decisions are cross-posted (sometimes with some modifications) on CanLII Connects.

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