Kyle Kirkup’s core teaching interests include Public Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Family Law, and Human Rights Law.
Kyle joined the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) as an Assistant Professor in July 2016. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he will be teaching Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law and Legal Rights, and Criminal Law and Procedure. He will also be serving as the Faculty Advisor to the Ottawa Law Review.
In 2016, Kyle was a Visiting Professor in the January intensive program at Western Law. He taught Current Issues in Advanced Constitutional Law, where students studied section 7 (the right to life, liberty, and security of the person) and section 12 (the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Kyle was recognized for his teaching at Western Law, receiving the 2016 University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll award.
In 2010, Kyle taught a fourth-year Sentencing seminar in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, where students explored doctrinal and critical dimensions of sentencing in Canada.
He has also guest lectured extensively in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, sentencing, human rights law, and gender and sexuality.