Standards of Review

How do federal courts decide when to defer to the expertise of administrative tribunals, and when to overturn a decision on appeal or judicial review? The answers are in this book, now in its 4th edition. The book was originally co-authored, and has been revised and updated, with a...

A Property Law Reader

The newest edition of A Property Law Reader: Cases, Questions and Commentary, 4th Edition, co-authored/edited by Bruce Ziff, Jeremy de Beer, Doug Harris, and Margaret McCullum, is Canada’s leading casebook for property law students. Starting with an exploration of the meaning(s) of property and its philosophical foundations, the book canvasses...

Intellectual Property Issues in CETA: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

The Canada-EU Trade Environment Technology Exchange, a project led by Jeremy de Beer and Debra Steger Key intellectual property issues being negotiated in the Canada-EU CETA may be hard to implement, given the constitutional law governing Canada’s federal system. In “Implementing International Trade Agreements in Federal Systems” I explain...

How Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Impacts Biomedical Innovation for Better Health

The future of health care is being shaped by biotechnology. New technologies are providing patients with earlier diagnoses and superior treatment options. At the same time, developers of these technologies are seeking ways to maximize financial and strategic returns on their investments, and intellectual property is a primary vehicle...

Network Governance of Biofuels: Can Policymakers Coordinate Multi-level Regulation?

Biofuels, by Steve Jurvetson, on Flickr. “Network Governance of Biofuels” promotes a regulation and governance framework for biofuels that, while not necessarily simpler, let alone harmonized, is more coordinated and better rationalized. The analysis in this working paper is presented in two major sections, following a more detailed discussion in...