Mario Bouchard

Document Type

Special Issue Article


Administrative law scholarship is deficient in scope (narrowed by an obsessive preoccupation with judicial review) and in nature (marked by a failure to re-examine the underlying assumption that reinforces the status quo). Furthermore administrative law scholars in Canadian common law jurisdictions largely ignore comparative approaches and so reject the contributions of civil lawyers. Fundamental research that challenges the assumptions and underpinnings of the law in this area is needed. Optimal changes will stem from the law schools because writings by professors are immediately influentia4 and because the classroom is an effective forum for provoking long-range alterations in the attitudes of the profession as a whole.