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 in the Toronto office of a national firm. 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 bureau de Toronto d'un cabinet d'avocats national. 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.

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Research Areas

    • Administrative Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Immigration and Refugee Law
    • Reception of international human rights norms in Canadian public law
    • Language Rights

Selected Publications

Publications by Year

  • G. Heckman, G. Van Harten, D. Mullan and J. Promislow, Administrative Law Cases, Text, and Materials, 8th ed., (Toronto, Emond Montgomery, 2022).

  • G. Heckman, “International Human Rights Norms and the Substantive Review of Administrative Decision making” in Colleen Flood & Paul Daly, eds, Administrative Law in Context, 4th ed. (Toronto, Emond, 2022).

  • S. Aiken, C. Dauvergne, C. Grey, G. Heckman, J. Liew, C. MacIntosh, "Immigration and Refugee Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary, 3rd ed." (Toronto, Emond: 2020).
  • 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) 42:1 Dalhousie L.J. 49.
  • 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, “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. 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, 2012-2022)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice
  • Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Human Rights Research

Awards

  • The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence – 2022, 2016
  • Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching – 2016
  • Students’ Teacher Recognition Award (CATL) – 2010