Joshua Sealy-Harrington

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Assistant Professor Lincoln Alexander School of Law Toronto, Ontario joshua.sealy@ryerson.ca Mobile: (646) 897-8275

Bio/Research

Joshua Sealy-Harrington is a passionate teacher, scholar, and advocate. Drawing on critical race theory, Sealy-Harrington’s current research, external link explores the ways in which law mediates racial hierarchy, with a particular focus on how criminal and constitutional law subordinate Black an...

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Bio/Research

Joshua Sealy-Harrington is a passionate teacher, scholar, and advocate. Drawing on critical race theory, Sealy-Harrington’s current research, external link explores the ways in which law mediates racial hierarchy, with a particular focus on how criminal and constitutional law subordinate Black and Indigenous people, and relatedly, construct notions of racial identity — including through dialogue with gender, sexuality, disability, and class.

Further, as a functionally bilingual lawyer at Power Law, external link, Sealy-Harrington’s advocacy strategically mobilizes criminal and constitutional law to advance the interests of marginalized communities. He has appeared before various courts, including as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sealy-Harrington writes and speaks broadly. His writing has been featured in several law journals and news outlets (including The Globe and Mail and Newsweek), and has been cited by various tribunals (including the Supreme Court of Canada). Further, he is a frequent speaker to public, private, and academic institutions, including law schools across Canada, the National Judicial Institute, the Department of Justice, the Indigenous Bar Association, and the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada.

Also an active volunteer, Sealy-Harrington was editor-in-chief of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Matters magazine for three years, drafts the annual moot problem for the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada’s Isaac Moot, and is a mentor with Black Future Lawyers.

Before joining the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University, Sealy-Harrington completed a B.Sc. (mathematics) at the University of British Columbia, a J.D. at the University of Calgary, an LL.M. at Columbia Law School, and three clerkships — one for Justice Donald J. Rennie at the Federal Court and two for Justice Clément Gascon at the Supreme Court of Canada.


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