: Senior Fellow
Leonid Sirota is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom, where he teaches public law. His research interests include the rule of law, constitutional interpretation, administrative law, the freedoms of conscience and expression, election law, and other aspects of Canadian and comparative public law. In addition to academic publications, he blogs at the award-winning Double Aspect Blog which he created in 2012 and contributes to other academic blogs and media such as The Line and the National Post.
Sirota graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law with degrees in common and civil law and the NYU School of Law with master’s and doctoral degrees. He has served as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada and, prior to moving to Reading, taught constitutional and administrative law and legal philosophy at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He is also a Research Associate of the UBC Centre for Constitutional Law and Legal Studies