Brief Bio

Kent Roach is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Roach has been editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Quarterly since 1998.  He is the author of 14 books, editor of 13 collections and author of over 200 articles and chapters. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2013, he was one of four academics awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in recognition of his research and social contributions and in 2015 he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as a scholar and advocate to the protection of human rights.

Selected  Publications

  • Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice (Montreal: McGill Queens Press, 2019)
  • Criminal Law 7th ed (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2018)
  • Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • Constitutional Remedies in Canada, 2nd ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2013 as updated)
  • The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2001) revised edition (2016)
  • Due Process and Victims’ Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999)

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Anti-Terrorism Law (Fall 2009)
  • Core Course: The Practice and Theory of Transnational Law (Spring 2020)
  • National and Transnational Remedies for Violations of Human Rights (Spring 2020, Spring 2016)