Mark D. Walters

Professeur titulaire
Chaire F. R. Scott en droit public et constitutionnel

Pavillon Chancellor-Day
3644, rue Peel
Salle 34
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-4742 [Bureau]
mark.walters [at] mcgill.ca (Courriel)

Consultez le FileCurriculum vitae du prof. Walters (Juillet 2016).

Professor Mark Walters


Biographie

Mark Walters a obtenu un baccalauréat ès arts (science politique) de l’Université Western en 1986, un baccalauréat de l’Université Queen’s en 1989 et un doctorat de l’Université Oxford en 1996. Après avoir exercé brièvement le droit, il est retourné à l’Université Oxford où il a enseigné plusieurs années avant de se joindre à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Queen’s en 1999. Il y est devenu professeur titulaire en 2008 et a été vice-doyen (études supérieures et recherche) de 2008 à 2010.

Le professeur Walters fait des recherches et publie dans les domaines du droit public et du droit constitutionnel, de l’histoire et de la théorie du droit, en s’intéressant particulièrement aux droits des peuples autochtones, aux structures institutionnelles et à l’histoire des notions juridiques.

Il a obtenu diverses bourses, dont la bourse Jules-et-Gabrielle-Léger (Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines), la bourse Sir Neil MacCormick (Université d’Édimbourg), la bourse Herbert Smith (Université Cambridge) et la bourse H. L. A. Hart (Université Oxford).

Il a été nommé titulaire de la chaire F. R. Scott en droit public et constitutionnel de l’Université McGill le 1er juillet 2016.

Études

1995 – Doctorat en philosophie, Université Oxford, Collège universitaire, Faculté de droit

1989 – Baccalauréat en droit, Faculté de droit, Université Queen’s, Kingston, Ontario

1986 – Baccalauréat ès arts (science politique), Université Western, London, Ontario

Parcours professionnel

Depuis 2016 – professeur titulaire et titulaire de la chaire F. R. Scott en droit public et constitutionnel, Faculté de droit, Université McGill

2008-2016 – Professeur titulaire, Faculté de droit, Université Queen’s

2008-2010 – Vice-doyen (études supérieures et recherche), Université Queen’s

2002-2008 – Professeur adjoint, Faculté de droit, Université Queen’s

1999-2002 – Professeur adjoint, Faculté de droit, Université Queen’s

1997-1999 – Boursier et tuteur en droit (bourse de cinq ans), New College, Université Oxford, Oxford, Royaume-Uni

1996-1997 – Chargé de cours en droit, Collège Merton, Université Oxford, Oxford, Royaume-Uni

1996 – Avocat adjoint, Lerner & Associates, Barristers & Solicitors, Toronto

1989-1990 – Parajuriste pour le juge en chef Howland et les juges Carthy, Finlayson et Brooke, Cour d’appel de l’Ontario, Osgoode Hall, Toronto

Champs d’intérêt

Droit public et constitutionnel, histoire du droit, théorie du droit, droits des peuples autochtones, structures institutionnelles, histoire des notions juridiques

Publications 

En cours

A.V. Dicey and the Common Law Constitutional Tradition: 'A Legal Turn of Mind' – a book on the constitutional thought of Albert Venn Dicey, under contract with Cambridge University Press

Chapitres

“Rights and Remedies within Common Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions: Can the Covenant Chain be Judicially Enforced Today?” in John Borrows and Michael Coyle (eds.), The Right(s) Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming)

“The Unwritten Constitution as a Legal Concept” in David Dyzenhaus and Malcolm Thorburn (eds.), The Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), chapter 3, 33-52

“‘Looking for a knot in a bulrush’: Reflections on Aboriginal and Crown Sovereignty”, in Patrick Macklem and Douglas Sanderson (eds.), From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016), chapter 2, 35-64

“The Aboriginal Charter of Rights: The Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Constitution of Canada” in Terry Fenge and Jim Aldridge (eds.), Creating Canada: From the Royal Proclamation of 1763 to Modern Treaties (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015)

“Respecting Deference as Respect: Rights, Reasonableness and Proportionality in Canadian Administrative Law” in Mark Elliott and Hanna Wilberg (eds.), The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review: Traversing Taggart's Rainbow (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015), chapter 15, pp. 395-422

“Succession to the Throne and the Architecture of the Constitution of Canada” in Philippe Lagassé and Michel Bédard (eds.), The Crown and Parliament (Montreal: Éditions Yvon Blais, 2015), chapter 10, 263-292

“‘Your Sovereign and Our Father’: The Imperial Crown and the Idea of Legal-Ethnohistory” in Shaunnagh Dorsett and Ian Hunter (eds.), Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought: Transpositions of Empire (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), chapter 5, pp. 91-108

“Jurisdiction, Functionalism and Constitutionalism in Canadian Administrative Law”, in Christopher Forsyth, Mark Elliott, Swati Jhaveri, Michael Ramsden, & Anne Scully Hill (eds.), Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), chapter 18, pp. 300-316

“Promise and Paradox: The Emergence of Indigenous Rights Law in Canada” in Shin Imai, Kent McNeil and Benjamin J. Richardson (eds.), Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009), chapter 2, pp. 21-50

“The Jurisprudence of Reconciliation: Aboriginal Rights in Canada” in Will Kymlicka & Bashir Bashir (eds.), The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), chapter 8, pp. 165-191

“Written Constitutions and Unwritten Constitutionalism” in Grant Huscroft (ed.), Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), chapter 10, pp. 245-276

“Human Rights at Common Law and under the Constitution Act, 1867” in Leonard Rotman (ed.), Constitutional Law: Cases, Commentary and Principles (Toronto: Carswell, 2008), chapter 15, pp. 733-767

“‘Common Public Law in the Age of Legislation’: David Mullan and the Unwritten Constitution” in Michael Taggart and Grant Huscroft (eds.), Inside and Outside Canadian Administrative Law: Essays in Honour of David Mullan (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), pp. 421-447

“Constitutional Law and Aboriginal Economic Development in Canada” in Dwight Dorey and Joseph Magnet (eds.), Legal Aspects of Aboriginal Business Development (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2005), chapter 12, pp. 241-261

“The Common Law Constitution and Legal Cosmopolitanism” in David Dyzenhaus (ed.), The Unity of Public Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004), chapter 16, 431-454

“Towards a 'Taxonomy' for the Common Law, Legal History, and the Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Law” in Cathy Colborne and Diane Kirkby (eds.), Law, History, Colonialism: The Reach of Empire (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001), chapter 8, 125-139

(with Paul Craig) “The Courts, Devolution and Judicial Review” in Christopher Forsyth (ed), Judicial Review and the Constitution (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000), chapter 10, pp. 213-243 [reprint of “The Courts, Devolution and Judicial Review” [1999] Public Law 274-303]

Articles scientifiques

“Public Law and Ordinary Legal Method: Revisiting Dicey’s Approach to Droit Administratif” (2016) 66 University of Toronto Law Journal 53-82

“Federalism in its Biggest Sense: Justice Louis LeBel and the Federal Idea in Canadian Constitutional Law” (2015) 70 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 307-336

“The Constitutional Form and Reform of the Senate: Thoughts on the Constitutionality of Bill C-7” (2013), 7 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 37-61

Review of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Contemporary Debates by Jeffrey Goldsworthy, [2012] Public Law 792-796

“Is Public Law Ordinary?” (2012), 75 Modern Law Review 899-918

“Dicey on Writing the Law of the Constitution” (2012), 32 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 21-49

“The Law behind the Conventions of the Constitution: Reassessing the Prorogation Debate” (2011), 5 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 131-154

“Legality as Reason: Dicey, Rand and the Rule of Law” (2010), 55 McGill Law Journal 563-586

“Legal Humanism and Law as Integrity” (2008), 67 Cambridge Law Journal 352-375

“Histories of Colonialism, Legality and Aboriginality” (2007), 57 University of Toronto Law Journal 819-832

“‘Let Right Be Done’: A History of the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University” (2007), 32 Queen's Law Journal 314-388

“The Morality of Aboriginal Law” (2006), 31 Queen's Law Journal 470-520

“How to Read Aboriginal Legal Texts from Upper Canada” (2003), 14 Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 93-116

“St. German on Reason and Parliamentary Sovereignty” (2003), 62 Cambridge Law Journal 335-370

“Common Law, Reason, and Sovereign Will” (2003), 53 University of Toronto Law Journal 65-88

“Incorporating Common Law into the Constitution of Canada: EGALE v. Canada and the Status of Marriage” (2002), 41 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 75-113

“Brightening the Covenant Chain: Aboriginal Treaty Meanings in Law and History after Marshall” (2001), 24 Dalhousie Law Journal 75-138 

“The Common Law Constitution in Canada: Return of Lex Non Scripta as Fundamental Law” (2001), 51 University of Toronto Law Journal 91-141 

Book Review of White Man's Law: Native People in Nineteenth Century Canadian Jurisprudence (2000), 25 Queen's Law Journal 719-724

“The ‘Golden Thread’ of Continuity: Aboriginal Customs at Common Law and Under the Constitution Act, 1982” (1999), 44 McGill Law Journal 711-752 

“Nationalism and the Pathology of Legal Systems: Considering the Quebec Secession Reference and Its Lessons for the United Kingdom” (1999), 62 Modern Law Review 371-396

(with Paul Craig) “The Courts, Devolution and Judicial Review” [1999] Public Law 274-303 

“‘According to the Old Customs of Our Nation’:  Aboriginal Self-Government on the Credit River Mississauga Reserve, 1826-1847" (1999), 30 Ottawa Law Review 1-45 

“Aboriginal Rights, Magna Carta and Exclusive Rights to Fisheries in the Waters of Upper Canada” (1998), 23 Queen's Law Journal 301-368 

“The Extension of Colonial Criminal Jurisdiction over the Aboriginal Peoples of Upper Canada: Reconsidering the Shawanakiskie Case (1822-26)” (1996), 46 University of Toronto Law Journal 273-310 

Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut (1705-1773) and the Legal Status of Aboriginal Customary Laws and Government in British North America” (1995), 33 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 785-829

“British Imperial Constitutional Law and Aboriginal Rights: A Comment on Delgamuukw v. British Columbia” (1992), 17 Queen's Law Journal 350-413 

“Ecological Unity and Political Fragmentation: The Implications of the Brundtland Report for the Canadian Constitutional Order” (1991), 29 Alberta Law Review 420-449

Rapports

Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Concerning Bill C-53, An Act to assent to the alternations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne, 5 March 2013

Expert witness appearing for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation in a constitutional challenge to provincial labour laws: Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada), Local 444 et al. [2006] O.J. No. 2159 (Div. Ct.); aff’d (2007), 88 O.R. (3d) 583 (C.A.); leave to appeal denied [2008] S.C.C.A. 35.

Report to the Government of Quebec on the history of provincial maritime boundaries, 23 March 2005