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Queen's University


Mark Walters

B.A. (Western), LL.B (Queen's), D.Phil. (Oxford)

Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston Ontario
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74282
fax: (613) 533-6509

Teaching Subjects

  • Constitutional Law
  • Public Law
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal History

Current Research

My research focuses on constitutional law, legal history, and legal theory. One theme that I am continuing to consider is the status of Aboriginal customary laws and government in colonial Canada. In particular, I am interested in exploring what may be labelled the ‘covenant-chain constitution' that existed in pre-confederation Canada – the covenant chain being the series of treaties that bound the Crown and Aboriginal nations in the Great Lakes region. I am also interested in some general theoretical problems arising in constitutional law, and how approaches to these problems affect approaches to practical legal issues. An example that I have been considering is the notion of the ‘unwritten' constitution. Finally, I am exploring the evolution of jurisprudential and constitutional theory.  I am presently engaged in a research project involving the work of constitutional scholar Albert Venn Dicey.

Recent Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000