Andrew Botterell


I am an Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) at the University of Western Ontario, where I also serve 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 criminal law, private law, and philosophy of law. I have published on issues in tort, contract, and the law of unjust enrichment; on topics touching on both private law theory and criminal law theory; and on the ethics of parenthood and procreation, and I would be happy to supervise students working in any of these areas. A complete list of my publications can be found here.

I have been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto and am a longtime volunteer with Academics Without Borders.

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