Robert Sharpe was formerly a professor and dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto where he wrote and taught in the areas of constitutional law, remedies, civil procedure, and criminal law. He has appeared as counsel in a number of Charter cases in courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. From 1988 to 1990 he served as the Supreme Court of Canada’s executive legal officer. Mr. Justice Sharpe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991. He was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) in 1995 and to the Court of Appeal in 1999.