Stéphane Beaulac is a full professor at the Université de Montréal; he began his academic career at Dalhousie Law School in 1998. He holds a Ph.D. in international public law from the University of Cambridge, where he also earned an LL.M. (first class honour). His background is bijural: civil law at Ottawa (summa cum laude) and common law at Dalhousie (first in the national programme); he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada. He was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a Neil MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, and a visiting professor in Amsterdam, Ulster and Trento. He co-edited with E. Mendes the 5th edition of the collective book Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; he is also responsible, with J.-F. Gaudreault-DesBiens, for the public law series for JurisClasseur Québec. His writings have won awards and, indeed, were cited by the International Court of Justice in The Hague. A lawyer with the Ontario Bar, Stéphane Beaulac has been invited to testify before parliamentary committees in Ottawa; he is also a public intellectual, regularly contributing to current debates in the media.