Carissima Mathen grew up wanting to dance on Broadway, but today, she serves as the Vice-Dean (Academic) and Full Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa Law School. Prior to her distinguished career in academics, Carissima acted as Counsel and later as Director of Litigation for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. 

Carissima’s primary area of expertise is Canadian constitutional law. Her book, called Courts without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinionswill be published in 2019. She is also an active media commentator, appearing on programs such as The Current, Power and Politics, CTV National News, CBC Sunday Scrum, the Agenda, and BBC The World. Carissima has published numerous op eds, is regularly cited in national print and online media, and pioneered the practice of live tweeting from the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2018, Carissima was a recipient of the Law Society Medal, one of the highest honours bestowed by the Ontario legal profession.

Ep.#33: Carissima Mathen: A means to hold them accountable.

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