Centre de Recherche en Droit Public

Established in 1962, the Public Law Research Centre (Centre de Recherche en Droit Public (CRDP) is the first and most important legal research centre in Canada. The CRDP is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach and work on contemporary forms of law as well as for maximizing the involvement of students in its extensive research activities. Research concentrates on three main axes: law and new social relations; law and information and communications technologies; and, law, biotechnology and community. The Centre relies on the active participation of 15 full-time researchers and more of 100 students (Master, Doctorate) from a dozen different countries currently working on over 60 research projects. The CRDP is a ‘scientific incubator’ that has allowed the emergence of different research structures (5 chairs, 1 laboratory, 2 observatories, 1 dissemination structure). These include the Cyberjustice Laboratory, the LR Wilson Chair in E-Commerce Law, the Lexum Chair in Legal Computing, OpenUm, and others.