Instructor, Faculty of Law
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
- Criminal law
- Administrative law
- Immigration and refugee law
- National security
- BA Hons (UBC)
- LLB (Dalhousie)
- LLM (Columbia)
- British Columbia, 2003
- Nova Scotia, 2007
Professor Shapiro practiced law for 10 years with the Department of Justice Canada prior to joining the faculty of the law school. His primary area of teaching is in working with students to develop practical legal skills such as persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy.
Areas of substantive teaching interest include: Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law and Immigration Law. He has also taught Introduction to Law for several years, which is a course offered by the law school to non-law school students.
Professor Shapiro's primary research interest is the intersection of criminal law and administrative areas of law, particularly where there are overlapping interests, such as the use of immigration measures as a way of dealing with national security threats.
- Jonathan Shapiro, "An Ounce of Cure for a Pound of Preventive Detention: Security Certificates and the Charter" (2008) 33 Queen's LJ 519.
- Jonathan Shapiro, "Confusion and Dangers in Lowering the Hunter Standards" (2008) 55 Criminal Reports 396.
- Jonathan Shapiro, "Narcotics Dogs and the Search for Illegality: American Law in Canadian Courts" (2007) 43 Criminal Reports 299.
Service & activity
- Captain, Halifax City Celtic, Metro Senior Men's Soccer League