Brief Biographical Note of Justice Mahmud Jamal

Justice Mahmud Jamal was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in June 2019. He previously practised with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in the fields of appellate litigation, constitutional and public law, class actions, and commercial litigation.

Justice Jamal appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in a range of civil, constitutional, criminal, regulatory, and tax cases. He also appeared before the courts of seven provinces and the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Tax Court of Canada, and before federal and provincial administrative tribunals. He has taught constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has also published in his practice areas.

Justice Jamal was born in Kenya, raised in England, and completed high school in Edmonton. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto, LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees from the Faculty of Law, McGill University, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Melvin L. Rothman of the Quebec Court of Appeal and Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.

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