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Craig Forcese

Adjunct Research Professor & Senior Fellow


Craig Forcese is a full professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa (Canada).

He is also an Adjunct Research Professor & Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (Canada) (from 2017 to 2022); a National Security Crisis Law Fellow, Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown Law (Washington DC) (from 2017 to 2020); and, Senior Associate, Global Justice Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Canada) (2016 to 2018).

Craig sits on the executive on the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), and is a past president of the Canadian Council on International Law and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers.

At uOttawa, Craig teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and constitutional law. He also co-teaches advanced international law and relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He co-organizes and co-instructs the Canadian component of Georgetown Law’s National Security Crisis Law course and simulation.

Craig has a B.A. from McGill University, an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, an LL.B. (JD) (summa cum laude) from University of Ottawa and an LL.M. from Yale University.

He is a member in good standing of the bars of Ontario, New York and the District of Columbia.