Joint Appointment with Faculty of Law
Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics
BA McGill; PhD MIT; JD Toronto
My primary teaching and research interests are in philosophy of law and metaphysics. In metaphysics I am interested in questions about essentialism, freewill, and responsibility. In philosophy of law, I am interested in the basis of liability in both criminal and private law. I also have philosophical interests in procreation and parenting.
I am happy to supervise students working in philosophy of law.
Some recent publications
"Rights, Loss, and Compensation in the Law of Torts," 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2015): 135-164.
"Reconciling the Principled Approach to Hearsay with the Rule of Law," 65 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) (2014): 145-168.
"Not For the Faint of Heart: Assessing the Status Quo on Adoption and Parental Licensing" (with Carolyn McLeod), in F. Baylis and C. McLeod, eds., Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges (Oxford: OUP, 2014): 151-167.