Andrew Botterell


I am an Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. I currently serve as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) at Western Law and as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence. My B.A. is from McGill University, my Ph.D. is from MIT (you can find my dissertation here), and my J.D. is from the University of Toronto. During the 2006-2007 term I clerked for the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada.

My primary teaching and research interests are in philosophy of law, ethics (including the ethics of parenthood and procreation), and metaphysics. A complete list of my publications can be found here.

During the 2013-2014 academic year I was a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. I have also volunteered with Academics Without Borders.

Representative Publications