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Thomas McMorrow

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director, Liberal Studies

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 is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Undergraduate Program Director of Liberal Studies in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University. During the first half of his 2018-2019 research leave, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Trento Faculty of Law in Italy, carrying out research on law’s governance of end of life decision-making. As of January 2019, he is an invited professor at the École Normale Supérieur in Lyon, France, exploring practices and philosophies of legal education in France and Canada. Dr. McMorrow has a doctorate and master's degree in Law from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Law and French from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research embraces legal theoretical, doctrinal and qualitative methods. His work has been published in academic journals, such as the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and the Alberta Law Review. He has also published opinion-editorials for a wider audience, in such publications as Policy Options, The Toronto Star, and Huffington Post Canada. In 2016, he appeared as a witness before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs regarding Bill C-14 (on medical assistance in dying). His current academic interests include Canadian constitutional law, Indigenous law and reconciliation, end of life decision-making, legal education, and the philosophy of law.

Curriculum vitae 2019


  • DCL McGill University
  • LLM McGill University
  • LLB Trinity College Dublin

Courses taught

  • Human Rights Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Family Mediation
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Public Law

Research and expertise

  • constitutional law
  • Indigenous law and reconciliation
  • end of life decision-making
  • legal education
  • philosophy of law