Jamie Cameron

Jamie Cameron


Advisory Board, Blogger

Professor of Constitutional Law
Osgoode Hall Law School

Jamie Cameron is a Professor of Law and has been on the full-time faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1984. She holds law degrees from McGill University and Columbia University, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Justice Brian Dickson, and was on the faculty at Cornell Law School before joining Osgoode. Her teaching and research interests include constitutional and Charter law, American constitutional law, criminal law, the Charter’s fundamental freedoms, and s.7’s principles of fundamental justice. In addition to her own scholarship she has organized many conference and events, was editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2006-9), and has been the editor and co-editor of a dozen book collections, including the annual Constitutional Cases volumes, The Charter’s Impact on the Criminal Justice System, Reflections on the Legacy of Justice Bertha Wilson, and The Charter and Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Years Later.

 Freedom of expression and the press are areas of particular interest and expertise; she has represented the CCLA on free expression and press issues at the Supreme Court of Canada and in 2011 organized a full-day symposium titled In the Public Interest: The Law and Ethics of Investigative Journalism. Professor Cameron was a Vice-President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for twenty years, served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association, and remains on the CCLA Board of Directors today (since 1992). She completed a six-year term on the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee of CAUT in 2012, and was a Director of the Harry Crowe Foundation (2012-2014). In 2013, she was appointed to the Ontario Review Board, the decision-making tribunal for mentally disordered criminal offenders (Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code).