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A native of Nova Scotia, Professor Langille joined the faculty at Dalhousie Law School in 1978 and moved to the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1983, becoming Full Professor in 1989. He is the former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (1999-2002) and former Acting (2003-04) and Interim Dean (2005) of the Law Faculty. He was Director of the Law Faculty’s Legal Theory Workshop from 1986-1999. He has been a Visiting Professor at a number of Law Schools around the world as well as a Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Nantes, France.

Professor Langille has lectured in many parts of the world on matters of globalization and social justice and also acted as advisor on constitutional and international labour law to the governments of several Canadian provinces, the Canadian Federal Government (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Human Resources and Social Development Canada), and international labour law to the North American Commission on Labour Cooperation, the International Labour Organization, and the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization. He has been a member of several Canadian government delegations to the ILO, acted as a Rapporteur for the OECD, is an Editor of the International Labour Law Reports, a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Labour Review, and was a member of the executive of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law from 1996 to 2006. Professor Langille completed a nine-year term as a Governor of the University of Toronto in 2003. He is also an experienced labour arbitrator.

B.A. (Philosophy) - Acadia (1972)
LL.B. - Dalhousie (1975)
B.C.L. - Oxford (1977)
Academic appointments
International Short-Term Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School (Invited for November 2020)
Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 2019)
Visiting Professor, University of Padua, Italy (January-April 2019)
Guest Professor, University of Padua and University of Ferrara Doctoral Summer School, Monteortone, Italy (September 2016)
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (January-March 2015)
Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School (January-March 2013)
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Nantes, France (Jan-Jun 2012)
Innis Christie Visiting Professor in Labour and Employment Law, Dalhousie University (Nov 2011)
Professor, Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, London (Autumn 2010)
Visiting Professor, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Dec 2010)
Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (Autumn 2006)
Cross Appointment to the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto (2006)
Visiting Scholar, International Institute for Labour Studies (ILO), Geneva (2004-2005)
Program for the Study of International Institutions Fellow, Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva (2004-2005)
Cross Appointment to the Graduate Faculty, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto (1998)
Cross Appointment to the Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto (1983)
Other service
Member, International Steering Committee, Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) (2016-2019)
Member, Advisory Committee, Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) (2012- )
Member, Board of Advisors, International Labour Review (2007- )
Member, Editorial Board, University of Toronto Law Journal (1996- )
Member, Board of Advisors, International Labour Review (2007- )
Canadian Reporter, International Labour Law Reports (ILLR) (1996- )
Member, Labour Law Casebook Group (Canada) (1980- )
Member, Labour Law Trust (U.S.) (1989- )
Executive Committee, International Association for Labour and Social Security Law (1996- 2007)
Selected publications

“Hard Law Makes Bad Cases” (2016), 32 International Journal of  Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 407-423.

“Labour” in Cogan, Hurd and Johnstone (eds) The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (OUP, 2016) 472-490.

“The Condescending Constitution” (2016), 19 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 335-364.

“The Narrative of Global Justice and the Grammar of Law” in Dahan, Lerner, and Milman (eds) Global Justice and International Labour Rights (2016, Cambridge University Press).

“Law Firm Partners and the Scope of labour Laws” (2015), 4 Canadian Journal for Human Rights 211-236 (with Alon-Shenker)

“The Curious Incident of Forced Labour, the ILO, and Myanmar” in Blackette and Trebilcock (eds), Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law (Edward Elgar, 2015).

“‘Take These Chains from My Heart and Set Me Free’: How Standard Labour Law Theory Drives Unnecessary Segmentation of Worker Rights”, (2015), 36 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.

The Idea of Labour Law, (Davidov and Langille, eds.) Oxford University Press, 2011. (Paperback 2013).

Is There a Constitutional Right to Strike in Canada? (Langille, ed) Special Symposium Issue of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (2010).

“Imagining Post Geneva Consensus Labour Law for Post Washington Consensus Development” (2010), 31 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 523-552.

"The Freedom of Association Mess: How we got into it and how we can get out of it.” (2009), 54 McGill Law Journal 177-215.

“What is International Labour Law For?” (2009), 3 Law and Ethics of Human Rights 47-82.

Research areas
Charter of Rights
International Law
Labour Law
Law and Globalization
Legal Theory