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Eric Adams, SJD (University of Toronto), LLB (Dalhousie), BA (McGill)

Associate Professor


About Me

An award-winning teacher and scholar, Eric M. Adams is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. Prior to obtaining his doctorate he practiced civil litigation at a downtown Toronto law firm. A recipient of both the Tevie Miller Teaching Award and the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Teaching, Professor Adams has published widely in the fields of constitutional law, legal history, labour and employment law, and legal education. He recently edited the Alberta Law Review's special issue, The Future of Law School. His legal history work includes historical studies of the classic cases, Roncarelli v Duplessis and Christie v York. In 2014, he received the Scholarly Paper Award from the Canadian Association of Law Teachers for his history of Canadian and American legal education in the mid-twentieth century. Professor Adams is currently leading the legal historical research team of Landscapes of Injustice, a large SSHRC-funded inter-disciplinary research project investigating the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

Professor Adams's research can be viewed here: http://ssrn.com/author=1099938


Constitutional Law and Theory; Legal History; Labour and Employment Law