Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law

Jackman Law Building
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 

Tel.: 416-978-8581

Ernest J. Weinrib, B.A. (Toronto) 1965, Ph.D. (Classics) (Harvard) 1968, LL.B. (Toronto) 1972, is Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law. Professor Weinrib was appointed Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto in 1968 and Assistant Professor of Law in 1972. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Law in 1975 and Professor of Law in 1981.  In 1979 he was Visiting Professor of Law, University of Tel Aviv and in 1984 Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School. From 1986 to 1988 he held a Killam Research Fellowship. He was awarded a University of Toronto Connaught Senior Fellowship for 1990-91. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has served as Book Review Editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal, on the editorial committee of Ratio Juris and of the Law and Philosophy Library, and on the advisory board of the Israel Law Review. Professor Weinrib's scholarship and teaching have concentrated on Tort Law and Legal Theory. His publications include many books, articles and papers in these fields, published in Canada and abroad. He has given the Murray Lecture at the Iowa College of Law, the Monsanto Lectures on Tort Law at Valparaiso University School of Law, the Rosenthal Lectures at Northwestern University School of Law and the Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture at the Duke University School of Law. His work has been the subject of symposia in the Iowa Law Review and in The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. His major book is The Idea of Private Law, published by Harvard University Press in 1995. He was appointed University Professor in 1999, and in the following year he was named the Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law.

Research interests
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory
Tort Law and Tort Theory