Faculty

Philip Bryden, BA (Dal), BCL (Oxford), LLM (Harvard)

Professor

Law

About Me

From 2015 to 2019, Professor Philip Bryden was on leave and was seconded to the Government of Alberta where he served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and Deputy Attorney General. He returned to the Faculty of Law in July 2019. Professor Bryden was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016.

Professor Bryden served as Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor and Dean of Law of the University of Alberta from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta he served as Dean of Law at the University of New Brunswick from 2004 to 2009 and was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia from 1985 to 2004.

Professor Bryden's research and teaching interests lie primarily in the field of administrative law, but he has also done work in the areas of judicial ethics, constitutional law, human rights law and labour law. He is the author of numerous publications on these and related topics and has been a frequent contributor to continuing education programs for judges, members of administrative tribunals and lawyers.


Research

  • Administrative Law

  • Judges & The Courts

  • Charter Of Rights & Freedoms

  • Federalism

Publications

Books

  • Craig Forcese, Adam Dodek (general editors), Philip Bryden, Peter Carver, Richard Haigh, Mary Liston and Constance MacIntosh (editors), Public Law: Cases, Commentary, and Analysis (3d. ed., Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2015)

  • Lorne Sossin, Philip Bryden and Jay Brecher (joint authors), Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, First Edition, Judges and Courts 2014 Reissue (Markham, Ontario: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2014)

  • Neil Craik, Craig Forcese (general editors), Philip Bryden, Peter Carver, Richard Haigh, Edward Ratushny and Ruth Sullivan (editors), Public Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (2d. ed., Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2011)

  • Lorne Sossin, Philip Bryden and Jay Brecher (joint authors), Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, First Edition, Judges and Courts (Markham, Ontario: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2009)

  • Neil Craik, Craig Forcese, (general editors) Philip Bryden, Peter Carver, Richard Haigh, Edward Ratushny and Ruth Sullivan (editors), Public Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2006)

  • Philip Bryden, Steven Davis and John Russell (editors), Protecting Rights and Freedoms: Essays on the Charter’s Place in Canada’s Political, Legal and Intellectual Life (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994)

Selected Journal Articles

  • Jula Hughes and Philip Bryden, “Implications of Case Management and Active Adjudication for Judicial Disqualification” (2017), 54 Alberta Law Review 849-870

  • Jula Hughes and Philip Bryden, “From Principles to Rules: The Case for Statutory Rules Governing Aspects of Judicial Disqualification” (2016), 53 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 853-896

  • Jula Hughes and Philip Bryden, “Judicial Education as a Forum for Identifying and Meeting Research Needs” (2015), 3 Judicial Education and Training, The Journal of the International Organization for Judicial Training 8-22

  • Jula Hughes and Philip Bryden, “Refining the Reasonable Apprehension of Bias Test: Providing Judges Better Tools for Addressing Judicial Disqualification” (2013), 36 Dalhousie Law Journal 176-192

  • Neil Craik, Philip Bryden and Katie Ireton, “Law Review: Scholarship and Pedagogy in Canadian Law Journals” (2011), 36 Queen’s Law Journal 393-441

  • Philip Bryden and Jula Hughes, “The Tip of the Iceberg: A Survey of the Philosophy and Practice of Canadian Provincial and Territorial Judges Concerning Judicial Disqualification” (2011), 48 Alberta Law Review 569-613

  • Philip Bryden, “Judicial Review of Administrative Legislation in a Pragmatic and Functional Framework” (2007), 20 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 217-240

  • Philip Bryden, “Standards of Review and Sufficiency of Reasons: Some Practical Considerations” (2006), 19 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 191-218

  • Philip Bryden, “Understanding the Standard of Review in Administrative Law” (2005), 55 U.N.B. Law Journal 75-100

  • Philip Bryden, “Section 7 of the Charter Outside the Criminal Context” (2005), 38 U.B.C. Law Review 507-537

  • William Black and Philip Bryden, “Mediation as a Tool for Resolving Human Rights Disputes: An Evaluation of the British Columbia Human Rights Commission’s Early Mediation Project” (2004), 37 U.B.C. Law Review 73-112

  • Philip Bryden, “Structural Independence in the Wake of Ocean Port” (2003), 16 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 125-159

  • Philip Bryden, “Legal Principles Governing the Disqualification of Judges” (2003), 82 Canadian Bar Review 555-596

  • Philip Bryden and Ron Hatch, “British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals Research and Policy Committee – Report on Independence, Accountability and Appointment Processes in British Columbia Tribunals” (1999), 12 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 235-287

  • Philip Bryden, “Multiculturalism and Minority Rights as Mechanisms for Political Integration in Canada” (1999), 31 Journal of Law and Politics (Niigata University) 75-99