Davy Ireland


Raised in Scotland, Davy has called Winnipeg home for many years. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. In 2016, Davy was appointed to the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence Law and Trial Advocacy. He maintains a Counsel practice at the firm specializing in public law with an emphasis on criminal litigation and appeals. Davy has experience prosecuting and defending criminal charges as well as proficiency in public inquiries, inquests and human rights litigation. He has appeared at all levels of court in Manitoba and the Supreme Court of Canada.


University of York, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws

University of Manitoba, Master of Laws

Leadership, Membership and Achievements

  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
  • Winner, Solomon Greenberg Moot Trial Competition, 2008
  • Winner, Best Oralist, Sopinka Cup National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2009
  • Winner, Best Direct Examination, Sopinka Cup National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2009
  • Winner, Honourable Archibald S. Dewar Prize for Advocacy, 2008

Selected Recent Publications

  • Richard Jochelson & David IrelandPrivacy in Peril: Hunter v. Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019)
  • David Ireland, Considering Judicial Behaviour and Language in Sexual Assault Trials in Sexual Regulation and the Law: A Canadian Perspective, Jochelson and Gacek ed. (2019)
  • David Ireland, Richard Jochelson and Taylor Stoesz, Case by Case Privilege in Canada: Framework, Trends and Futures in Perspectives on Evidentiary Privileges, Christopher Hunt ed. (2019)
  • Richard Jochelson, David Ireland et al, “Generation and Development of Common Law Police Powers by Canadian Courts and the Double-Edged Charter” Critical Criminology (International Journal) (2020)
  • Richard Jochelson and David Ireland, “The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy: Digital Interests in the Supreme Court of Canada in Section 8 Jurisprudence (2010­–2020),” in The Last Frontier, Digital Privacy and the Charter, ed. Christopher Hunt and Robert Diab (2021)

Practice Areas
Child Protection Law
Criminal Law
Regulatory Law