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Bruce P. Elman, Professor of Law Emeritus



  • Rotman, Elman, and Gall, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND PRINCIPLES (Thomson Carswell - 2008).

Articles & Commentaries:

  • Elman, "Creating a Culture of Professional Responsibility and Ethics: A Leadership Role for Law Schools", (2009), 27 WINDSOR REVIEW OF LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES 93-115.
  • Billingsley, Barbara and Bruce P. Elman, “The Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta Court of Appeal: Do the Top Courts Have a Fundamental Philosophical Difference of Opinion on Public Law Issues?” (2001) 39 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 703-737.
  • Elman, “Honouring Memory, Doing Justice: Holocaust Denial, Hate Propaganda and Canadian Law” in Decoste and Schwartz, eds. THE HOLOCAUST’S GHOST: WRITINGS ON ART, POLITICS, LAW AND EDUCATION, University of Alberta Press: Edmonton, 2000.
  • Review, “For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator”, (2000) 56 (1) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 173-175.
  • Elman and Mason, “The Failure of Dialogue: Winnipeg Child and Family Services (Northwest Area) v. G. (D.F.), (1998) 36 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 768 - 784.
  • Elman, "The Constitutionalization of Multiculturalism" in Adelman and Simpson, MULTICULTURALISM, JEWS, AND IDENTITIES IN CANADA, Magnes Press: Jerusalem, 1996.
  • Elman et al., "Hate Speech Symposium: Protecting Rights, Protecting Hate? Comparative American, Canadian, and Israeli Approaches" (1995), 6 TOURO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (Spring), 1 - 124.
  • Elman, "Combatting Racist Speech: The Canadian Experience", (1994) 32 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 623 - 666.
  • Elman and Nelson, "Distinguishing Zundel and Keegstra, 4 CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM 71-78.
  • Elman, "A Review of the Keegstra Case: Supreme Court Upholds Hate Propaganda Law", 2 CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM 86-89.
  • Elman and McLellan, "Canada After Meech", 2 CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM 63-67.
  • Elman, "Burying "Rothman": The Supreme Court and the Right to Remain Silent", 2 CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM 17-19.
  • Elman, "Her Majesty The Queen v. James Keegstra: The Control of Racism in Canada - A Case Study" in Levitt and Greenspan, UNDER THE SHADOW OF WEIMAR: DEMOCRACY, LAW & RACIAL INCITEMENT IN SIX COUNTRIES, Praeger Publishing, 1993.
  • Elman, "Greffe v. The Queen: Just Because Evidence is Real Doesn't Mean It Is Admissible", CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM Vol. 1 No. 3.
  • Elman, "Supreme Court of Canada in Brydges Expands Right to Counsel", CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM Vol. 1 No. 3.
  • Elman, "Buckle Up! Alberta's Seat Belt Law Reinstated", CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM Vol. 1 No. 2.
  • Elman, "A Change in Charge Requires a Second Chance to Consult Counsel", CONSTITUTIONAL FORUM Vol. 1 No. 2.
  • Elman, "Altering the Judicial Mind and the Process of Constitution - Making in Canada", CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES 1989, 521-534.
  • Elman, "The Times They Are A'Changing: The Charter and the Supreme Court of Canada", CANADIAN-ISRAELI PERSPECTIVES, Israel Association for Canadian Studies, (1990).
  • Elman, "The Promotion of Hatred and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Review of Keegstra v. The Queen", (1989) 15 CANADIAN PUB. POL. 72-83.
  • Elman, "Returning to Wray: Some Recent Cases on Section 24 of the Charter", 26 ALTA. L. REV. 604-620. (Cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. R.J.S. (1995).)
  • Elman, "Collins v. The Queen: Further Jurisprudence on Section 24(2) of The Charter", (1987) 25 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 477.
  • McLellan and Elman, "To Whom Does the Charter Apply? Some Recent Cases on Section 32", (1986) 24 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 361 (Cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada in R.W.S.D.U. v. Dolphin Delivery (1986), and McKinney v. University of Guelph (1990) and in New Brunswick Broadcasting v. Nova Scotia (1993).)
  • Elman, "The Right to Counsel Denied: Recent Cases on Section 10(b) of the Charter", (1984) 22 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 501.
  • McLellan and Elman, "Enforcement of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: An Analysis of Section 24", (1983) 21 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 205. (Cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Burlingham (1995).)
  • Elman, "The Use of Videotape Evidence in Civil Cases", (1981) 19 ALBERTA LAW REVIEW 215.
  • Elman, "Declarations Against Interest: Requirement that Declaration be Against Interest at the Time it was Made", (1980) 5 E.T.R. 279.
  • Elman, "The Broadening Implications of Ares v. Venner", (1979) 9 C.C.L.T. 140.
  • Elman, "Ensuring Competency in the Legal Profession: The Use of Statutory Powers", THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE QUALITY OF SERVICE, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice: 1979.
  • Elman, "The Solicitor-Client Privilege in Wills Cases", (1977) 1 E.T.R. 232