Prof. Michael Trebilcock
University Professor Emeritus

Jackman Law Building
Room J370
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-5843

Michael J. Trebilcock graduated from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1962 with an LL.B. and completed his LL.M. at the University of Adelaide in 1965. He joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1972. He was selected as a University Professor in 1990.
Professor Trebilcock specializes in Law and Economics, International Trade Law, Competition Law, Economic and Social Regulation, and Contract Law and Theory. 

He was a Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School in 1976, a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School in 1985 and 2005, a Global Law Professor at New York University Law School in 1997 and 1999, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in 2011. In 1987 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1999, Professor Trebilcock received an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from McGill University and was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In the same year (1999) he was elected an Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2002 Professor Trebilcock was elected President of the American Law and Economics Association. In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from the Law Society of Ontario. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Ontario Attorney General's Mundell Medal for contributions to Law and Letters. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Ontario Premier's Discovery Award for the Social Sciences. 
Professor Trebilcock has published on many subjects and has won awards for his work, including in 1989 the Owen Prize by the Foundation for Legal Research for his book, The Common Law of Restraint of Trade, which was chosen as the best law book in English published in Canada in the past two years. Since 1989, he has authored The Limits of Freedom of Contract and Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions (winner of the Donner Prize, 2014) and co-authored The Regulation of International TradeExploring the Domain of Accident Law: Taking the Facts Seriously; The Making of the Mosaic: A History of Canadian Immigration PolicyEconomic Shocks: Defining a Role for GovernmentThe Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy; Rule of Law Reform and Development: Charting the Fragile Path of Progress. Advanced Introduction to International Trade Law; Advanced Introduction to Law and Development, Institutional Bypasses: A Strategy to Promote Reforms for Development.

Research areas
Competition Law
Economic Analysis of Law
Immigration and Citizenship Law
International Law
International Trade Law
Law and International Development