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About Gerald Heckman

My scholarly work focuses on what I view as a central preoccupation of public law: achieving a balance between the competing interests that shape the design and implementation of public programs. While the state must, in the public interest, deliver programs effectively, efficiently and consistently with the principles of good government, it must also respect the core values of the rule of law - government that is subject to law and that respects claims of individual dignity and basic liberties.
My current and prospective research interests are inspired in part by my experience as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada and as a practitioner of labour, employment and human rights law. I have researched and written about administrative law, anti-discrimination law, refugee law, labour law, occupational health and safety law and telecommunications regulation.


Present Associate Professor, University of Manitoba School of Law

Research Interests

Public law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, and International Human Rights Law and Refugee Law

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  • Français Juridique
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Public Law

Contact Information

Room 300J
Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2
tel: 204.474.6139
fax: 204.474.7580