Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Bordessa Hall - Room 513
55 Bond Street East
905.721.8668 ext. 5877
Dr. Thomas McMorrow completed his doctorate and master's in law at McGill University, under the supervision of Roderick A. Macdonald, and his LLB (Law and French) at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Broadly speaking, his research concerns the complex relationship between law and education. Seeing law and education pluralistically—as systems and institutions but foremost as activities and intellectual frameworks—he examines the ways in which they serve to foster (and frustrate) human agency and social justice. His research on education law and legal education explicitly reflect this line of inquiry; so too, however, does his research in other substantive fields, such as disability law, Indigenous property law, legal theory, public law, and family law. He has taught numerous subjects at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), including courses in family law, mediation, public law, and philosophy of law.
- Doctor of Civil Law McGill University
- Master of Law McGill University
- Bachelor of Law Trinity College
- Human Rights Mediation
- Family Law
- Family Mediation
- Philosophy of Law
- Public Law
Research and expertise
- legal pluralism
- education law
- legal education
- family law
- Indigenous property law
McMorrow, T. (2015). Reflections on Law in Light of Everyday Live at L'Arche. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 4(3), 50-71.
McMorrow, T. (2015). Learning to Mediate through Teaching Mediation. Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, 26, 49-70.
McMorrow, T. (2015). Inspiring Governance Through Law: Rod Macdonald's Jurisprudence of Hope. In R. Janda, D. Jutras, & R. Jukier (Eds.), The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald’s Legal Imagination (211-230). Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.
McMorrow, T. (2015). Who Owns the Meaning of Property in Indigenous Collectivities? In R.A. Macdonald & V. Fortin (Eds.), Dimensions of Indigenous Economic Autonomy (15-33). Montreal: Editions Themis.
McMorrow, T., & Macdonald, R.A. (2014). Decolonizing Law School. Alberta Law Review, 51(4), 717.
Some of his papers are available on his Social Science Research Network page.
Dr. McMorrow recently moderated a panel at UOIT on the role of universities in reconciliation.
He recently appeared as witness before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. The panel on which he appears begins at 12:30:20.
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