Professor Martha Jackman


B.A.: Queen’s
LL.B.: University of Toronto
LL.M.: Yale

Courses Taught: Constitutional Law (Charter of Rights) (will be Charter to Curtis in Semester 2 of 2016/17).

Areas of Research: Socio-economic rights, equality, poverty, health

Non-Law Dream Job: Attorney General

What is your Favourite Movie or Book: Anne of Green Gables

Favourite Judicial Decision:
Eldridge v British Columbia (A.G.) – the Supreme Court of Canada held that the Canadian Charter applies to health care and that governments’ have a positive obligation to ensure equal benefit of Charter rights (plus it was my first appearance before the SCC, on behalf of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues in its intervention in the case, and one of the few cases in which I’ve been on the winning side.)