Darcy MacPherson became a full professor at Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in March, 2017, having taught in the Faculty since July, 2002. Prior to that (2001-2002), he was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. From 1997 to 2000, he was first a student-at-law and then an associate lawyer at what was then known as Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington (now Torys LLP). He completed his Bachelor of Laws at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1997, and a Masters of Law with First-Class honours from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (Class of 2001), with a Commercial concentration.
As a student, he held one of only two Rt. Honourable Paul Martin Scholarships awarded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in 2000, among others. Currently, he is in the Research Director of the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law, and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Manitoba Law Journal. Active in the academic community, he twice served as an elected Senator on the University of Manitoba Senate.
Prof. MacPherson has coached moot teams for four different competitions: the Gale Cup (in criminal/constitutional matters) (2003-2005), the Laskin Moot (in administrative and constitutional law) (2005-2008), and the Corporate/Securities Law Moot (2008-present); and the Donald GH Bowman National Tax Moot (2018-present).
He is also the Faculty Advisor for the Manitoba Court of Appeal Clerkship Program (2004-present), the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench Clerkship Program (2011-present) and the Manitoba Provincial Court Clerkship (2018-present) where students serve as clerks to the Judges of courts for credit.