Benjamin Berger
Board Member (Canada)

Benjamin Berger is Professor and York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto, Canada. He earned his law degree from the University of Victoria and served as law clerk to the Rt. Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of Canada.   He holds an LLM and JSD from Yale University, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

His areas of research and teaching specialization are law and religion, criminal and constitutional law and theory, and the law of evidence.  He has published broadly in these fields and his work has appeared in leading legal and interdisciplinary journals and edited collections.  He is the author of Law’s Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism (University of Toronto Press, 2015), is a general editor of the Hart Publishing series Constitutional Systems of the World, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society from 2014-2018, and is now co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Social Policy.