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Dr. Gerald Heckman

Associate Professor

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Biography

Gerald Heckman is associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba (Robson Hall) where he teaches administrative law, constitutional law, advanced public law and language rights. After receiving his LL.B. from the University of Toronto, he clerked for the Federal Court of Canada, obtained an LL.M. in administrative law from Queen’s University, Kingston and practiced labour, employment and human rights law at the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie. He earned his PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. His research interests focus on public law, and include the role of international human rights norms in Canadian administrative and constitutional law and migration law. He is co-editor, with Professors David J. Mullan, Gus Van Harten and Janna Promislow of Administrative Law – Cases, Text and Materials. He is the recipient of several faculty and university teaching awards.

Gerald Heckman est professeur à la Faculté de droit de l’Université du Manitoba (Robson Hall) où il enseigne le droit administratif, le droit constitutionnel, le droit public avancé et les droits linguistiques. Diplômé en droit de l’Université de Toronto, il a complété son stage d’auxiliaire juridique à la Cour Fédérale, a obtenu une maîtrise en droit administratif à Queen’s University, Kingston et a pratiqué le droit du travail, de l'emploi et des droits de la personne au cabinet Heenan Blaikie à Toronto. Il a obtenu son doctorat à Osgoode Hall Law School à l’Université York. Ses domaines de recherche se concentrent sur le droit public et comprennent le rôle des normes internationales en droit administratif et constitutionnel Canadien et le droit des migrations. Il est coéditeur, avec les Professeurs David J. Mullan, Gus Van Harten et Janna Promislow, de Administrative Law – Cases, Text, and Materials. Il est récipiendaire de plusieurs prix d’excellence en enseignement de sa faculté et son université.

Research Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • Reception of international human rights norms in Canadian public law
  • Language Rights
Selected Publications
  • G. Heckman & A. Khoday, “Once More Unto The Breach: Confronting the Standard of Review (Again) and the Imperative of Correctness Review When Interpreting the Scope of Refugee Protection” (2019) Dalhousie L.J. [forthcoming].
  • G. Heckman, “The Supreme Court and questions of law in immigration and refugee law decision-making” (2018) Cdn. Journal of Admin. Law & Practice Special Issue: A Decade of Dunsmuir 215.
  • G. Heckman, “International Human Rights Norms and Administrative Law” in Lorne Sossin & Colleen Flood, eds., Administrative Law in Context, 3d ed. (Toronto, Emond, 2018).
  • G. Heckman, “Revisiting the Application of Section 7 of the Charter in Immigration and Refugee Protection” (2017) 68 UNBLJ 312.
  • G. Heckman, “Developments in Remedial Discretion on Judicial Review: Prematurity and Adequate Alternative Remedies” (2017) 30 C.J.A.L.P. 1.
  • G. Van Harten, G. Heckman, D. Mullan and J. Promislow, Administrative Law Cases, Text, and Materials 7th ed., (Toronto, Emond Montgomery, 2015).
  • G. Heckman, “Charte Canadienne: droit à la vie, à la liberté et à la sécurité de la personne et justice fondamentale” in Stéphane Beaulac & Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens, Jurisclasseur Québec – Collection Droit Public - Droit Constitutionnel (Toronto : LexisNexis, 2012-2018)
Community Involvement
  • Board Member, Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba
  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice
  • Member, Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Human Rights
  • Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Human Rights Research
  • Member, Outreach Committee, Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals