BA, JD (Saskatchewan), LLM (Toronto), PhD (Alberta)
Dr. Fehr researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and constitutional law. He was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 2014. Prior to joining TRU Law in 2022, Dr. Fehr was a law clerk at the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, Crown prosecutor for Saskatchewan Justice, and an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University where he taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and criminal justice policy.
Dr. Fehr’s work has appeared in various law journals, including the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, McGill Law Journal, Queen’s Law Journal, UBC Law Review, Alberta Law Review, Dalhousie Law Journal, Manitoba Law Journal, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Canadian Journal of Law & Technology, Canadian Criminal Law Review, and Criminal Law Quarterly. Dr. Fehr is also the author of Constitutionalizing Criminal Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022) and Judging Sex Work: Bedford and the Attenuation of Rights (Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming).
Dr. Fehr will be teaching criminal law, criminal procedure, and a seminar on the Charter and its intersection with the criminal law.
- Judging Sex Work: Bedford and the Attenuation of Rights (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2024).
- Constitutionalizing Criminal Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022).
- "Studying Religious Symbols and Bias in Court Proceedings” (2023) 60 Osgoode Hall Law Journal (forthcoming) (with Nicholas Fraser).
- “Are Limits on Granting Credit for Time Served on Remand Constitutional?” (2023) 27:3 Canadian Criminal Law Review (forthcoming).
- “Constitutionalism, Equality, and the Criminal Law: Reflections on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in R v Sharma” (2023) 60:4 Alberta Law Review (forthcoming).
- "Criminal Law in Canada” in Neil Boyd, ed, Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology, 3rd ed (Toronto: Emond, 2023) (forthcoming).
- “Searching Short-Term Rental Units: When Will Police Require a Warrant?” (2023) 71 Criminal Law Quarterly (forthcoming) (with Robert Diab).
- "The Moral Foundation of Criminal Defences and the Limits of Constitutional Law” (2023) 69:1 McGill Law Journal (forthcoming).
- “Remedying Unreasonable Delay” (2023) 60:3 Alberta Law Review 739-54.
- “Criminal Records for Marijuana Possession: Is Eligibility for a Pardon Enough?” (2022) 45:4 Manitoba Law Journal 19-41.
- “Defending the Castle: Search Incident to Arrest after R v Stairs” (2022) 26 Canadian Criminal Law Review 227-41.
- “Vaccine Passports and the Charter: Do they Actually Infringe Rights?” (2022) 43:1 National Journal of Constitutional Law 95-113.
- “Litigation Under Section 7 of the Charter after R v Brown” (2022) 80:1 Criminal Reports (7th) 80-85.
- “Should the Common Law Authorize Random Stops on Private Property?” (2022) 70:3 Criminal Law Quarterly 338-51.
- “Deterring Rights Litigation: R v Basque” (2022) 78:1 Criminal Reports (7th) 138-43.
- “Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations and the Charter” (2022) 31:1 Constitutional Forum 7-18.
- “Why De Minimis is a Defence: A Reply to Professor Coughlan” (2021) 67:1 McGill Law Journal 1-23.
- Cited by the Quebec Court of Appeal in R v Yombo, 2023 QCCA 12
- Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Hills, 2023 SCC 2.
- Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Khill, 2021 SCC 37.
- Cited by the Quebec Court of Appeal in R c Yombo, 2023 QCCA 12.
- Book Review of Sexual Regulation and the Law: A Canadian Perspective by Richard Jochelson and James Gacek (2020) 57:4 Alberta Law Review 1045-52.
- Book Review of Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada by Felix Hoehn (2013) 76:2 Saskatchewan Law Review 366-69.
- “Police Powers and Public Order Disturbances: A Background Paper Prepared for the Public Order Emergency Commission” (6 September 2022), online: https://publicorderemergencycommission.ca/files/documents/Policy-Papers/Police-Powers-and-Public-Order-Disturbances-–-Penney-and-Fehr.pdf (with Steven Penney).
- “Enacting the Charter made us more Liberal and Less Democratic” The Hub (20 April 2022), online: https://thehub.ca/2022-04-20/opinion-enacting-the-charter-made-us-more-liberal-and-less-democratic/ (with Steven Penney).
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