Alyn 'James' Johnson is the Principal of Public Law Solutions. James has six years of experience working as an Associate at Norton Rose Canada LLP in Toronto, and holds a PhD in Constitutional and Administrative Law from Queen’s University (2018). He is current on important developments in the areas of judicial review, the Charter, and the division of powers, and has a particular interest in constitutional structure, the courts system, and equality issues under section 15. Through Public Law Solutions, James has researched and drafted pleadings and arguments for both the superior and the federal courts. James also holds a PhD in English Literature (1995), and he taught for five years as an English Professor at the university level.
His dissertation in law focused on the judicial control of executive and legislative power, unwritten constitutional principles, and democratic revitalization. He has published work in all of these areas. His previous work in English literature focused on racism, postcolonialism, and modern literature.
James is strongly committed to social justice and a political and legal system that actively encourages and facilitates the participation of all members of society.
James is licensed to practice law in Ontario.