About the authors

AuthorRobert J. Sharpe; Kent Roach
Robert Sharpe was formerly a professor at the Faculty of Law, Univer-
sity of Toronto, where he wrote and taught in the areas of const itutional
law, remedies, civil procedure, and crimi nal law. From 1990 to 1995 he
served as Dean of t he Faculty. He has appeared as counsel in a number
of Charter ca ses in courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of
Canada. From 1988 to 1990, he served as the Supreme Court’s Execu-
tive Legal Off‌icer. He was appointed to the Ontar io Court of Justice
(General Division) in 1995 and to the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1999.
Robert Sharpe wa s elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canad a
in 1991, presented with t he Ontario Bar As sociation Disting uished Ser-
vice Award in 2005, and elected as a Senior Fellow of Massey College
in 2006. In 2008, he received the Mundell Medal for mak ing a distin-
guished contribution to law and letters. In 2011, he was appointed as a
Visiting Professor, Oxford University, and received honorary doctoral
degrees from the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Universit y of
Windsor. Justice Sharpe has published many scholarly articles a nd is
the author of several award-winning books on law and legal history,
including The Law of Habeas Corpus, 3d ed (2011); The Last Day, the
Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial (1988); Injunctions and Specif‌ic Perform-
ance, 4th ed (2011); Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey (with Kent Roach)
(2003); The Persons Case: The Origins and Legacy of the Fight for Legal
Personhood (with Patricia McMahon) (2007); and The Lazier Murder:
Prince Edward County, 1884 (2011).

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