Robert Sharpe was formerly a professor and dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto where he wrote and taught in the areas of constitutional law, remedies, civil procedure, and criminal law. He has appeared as counsel in a number of Charter cases in courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. From 1988 to 1990 he served as the Supreme Court of Canada's executive legal officer. Mr. Justice Sharpe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991. He was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) in 1995 and to the Court of Appeal in 1999.
Honourable Madam Justice Katherine Swinton taught and wrote extensively in the areas of Canadian constitutional law, federalism and public policy, and employment discrimination law as a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She served as law clerk to the Hon. R.G.B. Dickson at the Supreme Court of Canada and as an adviser to federal and provincial governments on issues of constitutional law and federalism. She was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) in 1997.
Kent Roach is professor of law at the University of Toronto and the author of numerous books including The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism or Democratic Dialogue and Due Process and Victims' Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice, both of which were short-listed for the Donner Prize for best public policy book.