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Dr. Bryan Schwartz

Professor; Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law


Professor, University of Manitoba.

LL.B. (Queen’s) 1978, LL.M. (Yale) 1978, J.S.D. (Yale) 1986. Professor, University of Manitoba since 1987; Associate Professor, University of Manitoba, 1984-87; Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, 1981-84. Chair, Constitutional Law Section, Canadian Bar Assoc. 1987-89. Ontario Bar (1981), Manitoba Bar (1984). Chair, Legal Research Institute, University of Manitoba, 1987 -present.

Academic Achievement
  • Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence (2015)
  • Rh Institute Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities, 1989.
  • Constitutional Law
  • Charter of Rights
  • International Law
  • Legislative Process
  • Labour-Management Relations
  • Internet & E-Commerce Law
  • “The Disruptive Force of the Sharing Economy” with Ellie Einarson (2018) 18 Asper Rev of Int’l Bus & Trade L.
  • “The Constitutionality of the Federal Carbon Pricing Benchmark & Backstop Proposals” (2018) Underneath the Golden Boy 41:1 Man LJ.
  • “Preface” with Darcy MacPherson (2018) Underneath the Golden Boy 41:1 Man LJ.
  • “Issue Overview and Introduction” (2017) 40:1 Man LJ.
  • The Great Transition in Legal Education, ManLJ 39(1), 2017
  • Establishing a Legal Framework for E-Voting in Canada (Elections Canada, 2013)
  • “Reinvigorating the World Trade System” (2013) 13 Asper Rev. Int’l Bus. & Trade L. 1.
  • Admitted but Excluded (Special Edition of The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, 2011)
  • Revitalizing Manitoba: From supplicant society to diversity and dynamism (Frontier Centre for Public Policy, 2011)
  • “Stifling Innovation in Health Care: The Regional Health Authority System and Restriction on Private Actors” (2010) 34:3 Man LJ 95.
  • “Bill 37: Battle Hymn of the Incumbent” (2009) 6 Underneath the Golden Boy 1.
  • “East vs. West: Evaluating Manitoba Hydro’s Options for a Power Transmission Line” with Perry Cheung, (2007) 7 Asper Rev. of Int’l Bus. & Trade L. 1.
  • “The Canadian Approach to Regulatory Takings” with Melanie Bueckert (2006) Washington University Global Studies Law Review.
  • Valuing Canadians: Options for Voting System Reform in Canada (Law Commission of Canada, 2002)
  • Last Best Hope: Quebec Secession – Lincoln’s Lessons for Canada (Detselig Enterprises Ltd., 1998)
  • Still Thinking. A Guide to the 1992 Constitutional Referendum (Voyageur Press, 1992)
  • Opting In? The New Federal Proposals on the Constitution (Voyageur Press, 1992)
  • First Principles, Second Thoughts, Inst. for Research on Public Policy, 1986
  • Fathoming Meech Lake, Legal Research Inst. of the Univ. of Manitoba, 1987
  • various other periodical articles