Patrick Monahan was the founding Chair of the LCO’s Board of Governors in 2007 and served in this role until 2009. He re-joined the LCO’s Board of Governors in November 2012 as the representative for the Ministry of the Attorney General.


  • Appointed Deputy Attorney General on November 26, 2012
  • Vice President Academic and Provost of York University (2009-2012)
  • Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School (2003-2009)
  • Affiliated Scholar with the law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (1993-2012)
  • Member of the Faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School since 1982
  • Senior Policy Advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario, and subsequently to the Premier (1986-1990)



  • Author of numerous books and articles on constitutional and public law
  • David W. Mundell Medal for Legal Writing by the Attorney General of Ontario (2008)