Who is Robert Sharpe?
Robert James Sharpe is a Canadian lawyer, author, academic, and judge. He was Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1990 to 1995 and is a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, Sharpe received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1966, a Certificat Pratique de Langue Française from the University of Caen in 1968, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto in 1970, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1974. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1974 and practiced law with the firm of MacKinnon, McTaggart in the area of civil litigation. He taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1976 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he was the Executive Legal Officer for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Brian Dickson. From 1990 to 1995, he was the Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In 1995, he was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice. In 1999, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He is a patron of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.
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