Kate Glover

Kate Glover

B.A. (McGill), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Cambridge), D.C.L. (McGill)

Dr. Kate Glover joined Western Law in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and a member of the faculty of the School of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies. Her research and teaching span many areas of public law, with a particular focus on constitutional and administrative law. In 2015-16, Kate received the Western Law Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2016-17, she was named the law faculty’s Professor of the Year and in 2016-17, she won the J. McLeod Professor of the Year Award.

Kate’s research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the McGill Law Journal, the Supreme Court Law Review, the Alberta Law Review, the Review of Constitutional Studies, and the Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, including at the Osgoode Hall–Toronto Junior Faculty Forum, the Comparative Public Law Workshop of the Younger Comparativists’ Committee of the American Society for Comparative Law and the University of Ottawa’s Public Law Group, the Osgoode Hall Constitutional Cases Conference, the Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design at the Clough Centre for Constitutional Democracy, and the University of Alberta’s Future of Law School Conference. She has also presented at conferences organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Quebec Society of Comparative Law, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Canadian Law and Society Association.  She has also appeared before the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization to give expert testimony on matters of constitutional amendment.

Prior to joining Western Law, Kate was a Vanier Scholar, an O’Brien Fellow in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the Ian Pilarczyk Teaching Fellow at McGill University. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007, after which she clerked for the Honourable Justice Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada and practiced civil and public law litigation at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa. In 2013, Kate served alongside Daniel Jutras as counsel for the amicus curiae in the Senate Reform Reference before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Email: kglover8@uwo.ca
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext.  80038
Office: LB 28


“Hard Amendment Cases in Canada” in Richard Albert, Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene Fotiadou, eds, Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017) [forthcoming] (Peer reviewed).

"Structural Cooperative Federalism” (2016) SCLR (2d) 21 (Peer reviewed).

“The Supreme Court in Canada’s Constitutional Order” (2016) 20:2 Review of Constitutional Studies 143 (Peer reviewed).

“Complexity and the Amending Formula” (2015) 24:2 Constitutional Forum 9 (Invited).

“The Supreme Court in a Pluralistic World: Four Readings of a Reference” (2015) 60:4 McGill LJ 839 (Peer reviewed).

“Structure, Substance & Spirit: Lessons in Constitutional Architecture from the Senate Reform Reference” (2014) 67 SCLR (2d) 221 (Peer reviewed).

“Forgotten? The Role of Graduate Legal Education in the Future of the Law Faculty” (2014) 51:4 Alta L Rev 761 (with Professor Rosalie Jukier) (Peer reviewed).

“Implicit Comparative Law” (2013) 43:1&2 RDUS 123 (with Professor Roderick A Macdonald) (Peer reviewed).

Essays and Blog Posts

A Third View of Legislating Two Languages at the SCC" (18 May 2016), online: Double Aspect https://doubleaspectblog.wordpress.com

“The Joy of Doctoral Studies” in Richard Janda, Rosalie Jukier & Daniel Jutras, eds, The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald’s Legal Imagination (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) 275.

“The Canadian Senate & the (Im)Possibilities of Reform”, Online Symposium on Bicameralism, Verfassungsblog, online: http://www.verfassungsblog.de/en/ (with Hoi Kong).

“Dance Your PhD: Is Legal Education Ready?” in Tom Garbett, ed, Creative Law: Selected Papers from the University of British Columbia’s 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Students’ Conference (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Information Repository, 2012) 75, online: CIRCLE http://hdl.handle.net/2429/41159.