Patrick Macklem is the William C. Graham Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He holds law degrees from Harvard and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from McGill. He served as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada and as a constitutional advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He is a recurring Visiting Professor at Central European University . He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School and UCLA School of Law. In 2003, he was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar, taught at the European University Institute, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School . In 2006-2007, he was a Senior Global Research Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. In 2007-2008, he is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Professor Macklem's teaching interests include constitutional law, international human rights law, indigenous peoples, ethnic and cultural minorities, and labour law and policy. He is the author of Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada (2001) (awarded the Canadian Political Science Association 2002 Donald Smiley Prize for best book on Canadian governance and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002 Harold Innis Prize by for the best English-language book in the social sciences), co-editor of Canadian Constitutional Law (2003); The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-terrorism Bill (2001), and Labour and Employment Law (2004), and has published numerous articles on constitutional law, labour law, indigenous peoples and the law, and international human rights law. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.