Kyle Kirkup’s core teaching interests include Public Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Human Rights Law.
Kyle joined the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in July 2016. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (with tenure) in May 2021.
During the 2022-2023 academic year, Kyle will be on academic leave. In previous years, he has taught Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law and Legal Rights, and Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Ottawa. He has been the Faculty Advisor of the Ottawa Law Review (with Yan Campagnolo) since 2017. In 2021, Kyle was awarded the Association étudiante de Common Law Student Society Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.
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.
He has also guest lectured extensively in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, sentencing, human rights law, and gender and sexuality.