Hart Schwartz brings to Osgoode 40 years of experience in constitutional and public law. His expertise is in appellate and trial advocacy, with a particular emphasis on comparative legal research. Hart was General Counsel with the Constitutional Law Branch of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General for most of 1987 to 2022. He served as the Legal Director for the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 2002 to 2008. Hart was also the Legal Director for the Ministry’s Workplace Improvement Office from 2017 to 2018. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Lecturer in law at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has also taught constitutional law or appellate advocacy courses at Wilfrd Laurier, Queens Law, Windsor Law and, since 2017, at Osgoode. Hart’s articles can be found in, among others, the Canadian Bar Review, Supreme Court Law Review, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Osgoode Law Review, Criminal Reports and the New Zealand Law Review.
BA (Winnipeg, '79), LLB (Osgoode '82), LLM (NYU, 86)