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Thomas McMorrow

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 513
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

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.

Curriculum vitae 2016


  • Doctor of Civil Law McGill University
  • Master of Law McGill University
  • Bachelor of Law Trinity College

Courses taught

  • 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


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