Dr. Howard Kislowicz, SJD

Howard Kislowicz

Associate Professor

Faculty of Law

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.3798

Location

Office: MFH3348

Media Contact:

Ali Abel
Manager, Marketing & Communications
amabel@ucalgary.ca
O: 403.210.8720
C: 403.630.1232

Background

Educational Background

SJD Constitutional Law, University of Toronto, 2013

LLM Constitutional Law, University of Toronto, 2009

BCL/LLB McGill University, 2005

BA McGill University, 2002

Biography

Howard (Howie) Kislowicz joined the Faculty in July 2017. From 2013-2017, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, where he taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Multiculturalism and the Law. He completed his common law and civil law degrees at McGill University, and went on to serve as clerk to Justice Gilles Létourneau at the Federal Court of Appeal. After some time in private practice at a national firm in Toronto, he received his LLM and SJD at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. He has published his work in leading law journals and presented his research at national and international conferences, including the Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum, the Osgoode Hall-University of Toronto Junior Faculty Forum, and the Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality.

Research

Areas of Research

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Multiculturalism and the Law, Law and Religion

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
LAW 400 Constitutional Law 2021
LAW 579 Legal Theory, Selected Topics 2020
LAW 585 Alberta Court of Appeal Moots 2021
LAW 693 Selected Topics II 2020
LAW 587 Kawaskimhon Ntnl Aborig Moot 2020

Awards

  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers Scholarly Paper Award, Canadian Association of Law Teachers. 2019
  • Teaching Excellence Award - Honourable Mention, University of Calgary Students' Union. 2018
  • UNB Law Teaching Excellence Award, University of New Brunswick. 2015
  • UNB Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award - Shortlist, University of New Brunswick. 2014
  • Special Distinction for Contributions to the Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality (Religious Pluralism), Irmgaard Coninx Foundation. 2010
  • Alan Marks Medal, University of Toronto. 2009
  • W.C.G. Howland Prize, University of Toronto. 2009
  • Rosa B. Gualtieri Prize, McGill University. 2006
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Prize, McGill University. 2005
  • James McGill Award, McGill University. 2005
  • Albert Spanier Memorial Prize, McGill University. 2001
  • James McGill Award, McGill University. 2000

Publications

  • "Recontextualizing Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia: Crown Land, History and Indigenous Religious Freedom". Howard Kislowicz and Senwung Luk. 88 Supreme Court Law Review (2d). 205-220. (2019)
  • "Divine Intervention, Part 1: A Study of the Operation and Impact of Non-Governmental Interveners in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation". Howard Kislowicz and Kathryn Chan. 90 SCLR (2d). (2019)
  • "Judging Religion and Judges' Religions". Howard Kislowicz. Journal of Law and Religion. 1-19. (2018)
  • "The Court and Freedom of Religion". Howard Kislowicz. 76 Supreme Court Law Review (2d). 221-233. (2017)
  • "On Collective Constitutional Rights: Lessons for Religious Rights from Language Rights". Howard Kislowicz. 75 Supreme Court Law Review (2d). 31-45. (2016)
  • "Loyola High School, et al. v Attorney General of Quebec: Non-Triviality as Objectivity and Charter Values in the Administrative Context". Howard Kislowicz. 71 Supreme Court Law Review (2d). 331-351. (2015)
  • "Law, Religion, and Feeling Included/Excluded: Case Studies in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation". Howard Kislowicz. 30(3) Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 365-380. (2015)
  • "Faithful Translations? Cross-Cultural Communication in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation". Howard Kislowicz. 52(1) Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 141-189. (2014)
  • “Divine Intervention: A Study of the Operation and Impact of NGO Interveners in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation”. Kathryn Chan & Howard Kislowicz. in Cheryl Milne & Kent Roach, eds, Public Interest Litigation in Canada. (2019)
  • "Religious Communications Privilege". Howard Kislowicz. Perspectives on Evidential Privileges. (2019)
  • "Religious and Political Communities in the Canadian Judicial Imagination: Two Tensions, Two Questions". Howard Kislowicz. in Richard Albert, Paul Daly, and Vanessa A. MacDonnell, eds, The Canadian Constitution in Transition. (2019)
  • "The Court and Freedom of Religion". Howard Kislowicz. in Matthew Harrington, ed, The Court and the Constitution: A 150-year Retrospective. (2017)
  • "On Collective Constitutional Rights: Lessons for Religious Rights from Language Rights". Howard Kislowicz. in Dwight Newman, ed, Religious Freedom and Communities. (2016)
  • Panelist: Scope of Charter Rights and Redress. 2018 Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference. (2018)
  • "Divine Intervention: A study of the operation and impact of NGO interveners in Canadian religious freedom litigation". Howard Kislowicz and Kathryn Chan. Public Interest Litigation Conference. (2018)
  • Panelist: The 35th Anniversary of the Charter - What does the Future hold for Administrative Law and Labour and Employment Law?. Canadian Bar Association National Conference on Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law. (2017)
  • Presentation: What the Religious Freedom Jurisprudence Tells Us – and Doesn't – About the TWU Appeals. Canada 150 - Constitutional Law Symposium. (2017)
  • Presentation: The Religious Freedom of Business Corporations in Canada. 2nd Annual Beetz-Laskin Conference. (2017)
  • "The Charter and Emerging Issues in Constitutional Rights and Freedoms: From 1982 to 2032". Roundtable on Fundamental Freedoms. (2017)