I am a lecturer at the AUT Law School, specializing in constitutional law. I have completed my studies for a J.S.D. at the NYU School of Law, and should get the degree in a not-too-distant future. I also have an LL.M. in Legal Theory from NYU; clerked for Justice Tremblay-Lamer at the Federal Court of Canada; and have 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 Canadian constitutional law, legal and political philosophy, and other (law- and political philosophy-related) topics that interest me.
My introductory post, explaining why I decided to do it, is here.
You can contact me at leonid.sirota at aut.ac.nz.
- (With Maxime St-Hilaire) “Canadian Voter Identification Requirements in a Comparative Perspective”, in Gregory Tardi (ed.), The Informed Citizens’ Guide to Elections: Electioneering Based on the Rule of Law 517 (2015)
- “‘Third Parties’ and Democracy 2.0“, 60(2) McGill Law Journal 253 (2015)
- “True Allegiance: The Citizenship Oath and the Charter“, 33(2) National Journal of Constitutional Law 137 (2014)
- (with Fabien Gélinas) “Constitutional Conventions and Senate Reform“, 5 Revue Québécoise de Droit Constitutionnel 107 (2013)
- “Storm and Havoc: Religious Exemptions and the Rule of Law“, 47(2) Revue Juridique Thémis de l’Université de Montréal 247 (2013)
- “Towards a Jurisprudence of Constitutional Conventions”, 11(1) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 29 (2011)
In a professional journal
- “Rants and Freedoms: Can Universities Control Students’ Online Speech?”, 13(2) Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada 13 (2012)
In the general media:
- “There Will Be No Harper Revolution“, Policy Options, October 2015
- “The expat vote: What we’re getting wrong, and why it still matters“, OpenCanada.org, July 29, 2015
- “The Supreme Court versus Economics“, The National Post, February 19, 2015 at A19
- “Le mirage de la neutralité de l’État“, La Presse.ca, August 16, 2012
- “Élections: les étudiants bâillonés?“, La Presse.ca, April 14, 2012
In addition, almost all of my posts commenting on recent judicial decisions are cross-posted (sometimes with some modifications) on CanLII Connects.