Matthew Lewans, BComm, LLB (University of Saskatchewan), BCL (Oxon), LLM (University of Auckland), SJD (University of Toronto)
Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin
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451 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law - Admin
Matthew Lewans is a Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, he practiced law for several years before pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Oxford, the University of Auckland, and the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests concern the interface between administrative law, constitutional law, and jurisprudence. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including the University of Toronto Law Journal, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Queen’s Law Journal, McGill Law Journal, Constitutional Forum, and the Alberta Law Review, and he has presented his research to local, national, and international audiences. Professor Lewans’ book, Administrative Law and Judicial Deference (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2016), explores the normative underpinnings of the common law doctrine of judicial deference from historical, comparative, and theoretical perspectives.