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Brian Langille

Department of law
University of Toronto


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. 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.

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Charter of Rights Contracts International Human Rights Law Labour Law Law and Globalization Legal Theory

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