Brief Bio

Hamish Stewart is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, where he has taught evidence, criminal law, and legal theory since 1993. Before attending law school, Professor Stewart studied economics (B.A., University of Toronto, 1983; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989). He received his LL.B. degree from the University of Toronto in 1992, clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1992-93, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. Professor Stewart’s most recent book is The Law of Evidence in Canada, 6th ed. (LexisNexis, 2022) (co-authored with Sidney N. Lederman and Michelle K. Fuerst). He is also the author of Fundamental Justice, 2d ed. (Irwin Law, 2019) (a treatise on s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms), of the Evidence title of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada (LexisNexis, 2010; reissued 2014, 2018, and 2022), of the loose-leaf title Sexual Offences in Canadian Law (Thomson Reuters, 2004), and of many scholarly papers on topics in evidence, criminal law, legal theory, and economics. He has been a visiting professor at several universities in China (including Tsinghua University and East China University of Political Science and Law), and at Sciences Po École de droit.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Law and Revolution (Spring 2023)