John McEvoy QC


Law, Faculty of

Ludlow Hall 104

1 506 453 4701

Research interests

  • Conflict of laws (private international law) – choice of law and jurisdiction
  • Constitutional law - federalism
  • Comparative law
  • Labour law - arbitration


  • LL.L., Université d'Ottawa, 2004
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 1982 (title of Thesis: Natural Resources, The Atlantic Provinces and the Constitution, supervised by Professor Peter Cuming)
  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick, 1978
  • B.A., St. Thomas University, 1975 (major: Economics)

Though he has taught some twenty courses, he teaches primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law, Labour Law, and Conflict of Laws. His various publications relate principally to topics in these subject areas.

Professor McEvoy has appeared as counsel before the Courts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a former president of the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch and of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. He is currently the president of the Canadian Association of Comparative Law. He is a labour arbitrator and, since 2009, has been a vice-chair of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel on 10 December 2012.

Courses taught

  • Constitutional Law (federalism and Charter)
  • Conflict of Laws – project re Conflicts and Consumer Contracts
  • Comparative Law – project on Canadian Collective Bargaining
  • Has taught some 20 courses

Selected publications

Professor McEvoy has various publications including books, book chapters and more than 50 articles, comments, reviews in such journals as the Canadian Bar Review, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Alberta Law Review, Review of Constitutional Studies, Dalhousie Law Journal, McGill Law Journal, UNB Law Journal, Advocates’ Quarterly, Supreme Court Law Review and Criminal Law Quarterly.