Lorne Waldman

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LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Toronto)

Lorne Waldman practices exclusively in the area of immigration and refugee law, and has done so since 1979.

Mr. Waldman has appeared very frequently at all levels of the courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal where he has argued many of the leading cases in immigration and refugee law.

Mr. Waldman successfully acted as co counsel for Maher Arar at the public inquiry into the circumstances behind his deportation from the United States to Syria where he was subjected to brutal torture. The Public Inquiry concluded that there was absolutely no evidence that Mr. Arar was involved in any illegal activities.

Mr. Waldman has been appointed as an adjunct professor of law at both Osgoode Hall Law Schools and at the University of Ottawa Law School. At Osgoode he taught immigration law and a seminar on National Security and Human Rights. At the University of Ottawa he has co taught a seminar on Anti Terrorism Law with Professor Craig Forcese.

Mr. Waldman is the author and editor of Immigration Law and Practice, a two volume, loose leaf service published by Butterworth’s Canada in 1992.Immigration Law and Practice has often been cited as an authority by the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal and on also by the Supreme Court of Canada.In addition to authoring Immigration Law and Practice Mr. Waldman has authored two other works–The Definition of Convention Refugee published by Butterworths in 2001 and Canadian Immigration and Refugee Practice, a work that includes a Commentary and case digests on the New Immigration and Refugee Protection Act which was first published in October of 2005 by Butterworths together with the new Act and Regulations. It is published annually with updates to case digests and commentary.