Markus Dubber
Professor of Law & Criminology

Faculty of Law
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-946-5455

Markus D. Dubber, B.A. (Harvard) 1988, J.D. (Stanford) 1991, is Professor of Law & Criminology; from 2016-2022, he served Director of the University of Toronto's interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics and its Ethics of AI Lab and Race, Ethics + Power Project.

Much of Markus's scholarship has focused on theoretical, comparative, and historical aspects of criminal law. He has published, as author or editor, over twenty books and eighty papers; his work has appeared in English and German, and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish (ssrn | Google Scholar). His books include, among others, Der doppelte Strafstaat (2022); The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI (with Frank Pasquale & Sunit Das) (2020); The Dual Penal State: The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective (2018); The Oxford Handbook of Legal History (with Christopher Tomlins) (2018); The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History (with Heikki Pihlajamäki & Mark Godfrey) (2018); Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach (with Tatjana Hörnle) (2014); The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law (with Tatjana Hörnle) (2014); Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law (2014); The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment (2006) (available open access through Open Square @ NYU Press); The New Police Science: The Police Power in Domestic and International Governance (with Mariana Valverde) (2006); The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (2005); and Victims in the War on Crime (2002) (available open access through Open Square @ NYU Press). Journals in which his work has appeared include, among others, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Law & History Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft, Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft, Leiden Journal of International Law, and Journal of International Criminal Justice.

For many years, Markus taught at SUNY Buffalo, where he launched the Buffalo Criminal Law Center and the Buffalo Criminal Law Review (now New Criminal Law Review). He is founding editor-in-chief of Ethics in Context (Oxford), Oxford Handbooks Online (Law), Critical Perspectives on Law and Crime (Stanford), the online open-access journal Critical Analysis of Law (with Simon Stern), and C4eJournal: Perspectives on Ethics. 

In 2013, Markus appeared on Penelope von Schnitzel's show "What in the World Do You Do?


Projects & Resources

Centre for Ethics
     C4eJournal: Perspectives on Ethics
Ethics of AI in Context
     Ethics of AI Lab
     Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI: Online Companion

     CAL Lab: Critical Analysis of Law @ UofT
     CAL: An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review
CAL for Students: A Tool Kit & Read-in Group
CAL Flix: Student View-ins
Criminal Law
     Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach
     Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law [companion website]
     An Introduction to the Model Penal Code
     Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law
     Criminal Law Web
     Criminal Law @ UofT
     Criminal Law LLM Program
     Criminal Law Sciences Club
     The Dual Penal State (PiPP) []
     Law @ UofT: Law as a Great University Subject 
     Infinite Summer @ UofT Law

Course Materials

Criminal Law
Administrative Law
     Points of Power
Critical Perspectives on Law
Legal Process
     Annotated Outline & Syllabus

Other info
Selected publications

In Progress
Books etc.
Articles etc.
     CAL minifesto
     New Legal Science