Jonathan holds a B.A. from the University of British Columbia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, he spent a few years as a lecturer, teaching medieval history and Latin, and then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). His interests then – and now – include the history of political thought and pre-modern legal theory. He has published a book on medieval theories of property and several articles on property and natural rights.
Jonathan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, as well as various other historical societies.