BCL, LLB (McGill), BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon.), of the Bar of Ontario, (also member of the Graduate Faculty, Philosophy Department)
Professor François Tanguay-Renaud holds degrees in both civil and common law from McGill University, where he was both a Loran Scholar and a Greville-Smith Scholar. He also studied at the National University of Singapore, and completed his graduate work (BCL, MPhil, DPhil) at the University of Oxford, where he was in turn a Rhodes Scholar, holder of the Studentship of the Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law, as well as doctoral fellow of the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) and of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Prior to joining Osgoode, Professor Tanguay-Renaud was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada, and worked with the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and the Asian Network for Free Elections in Thailand, as well as with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Many of his professional activities continue to be international in nature. Notably, he was a Visiting Professor at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bangalore during the summer of 2009 and, in 2011, he returned to the University of Oxford as a H.L.A. Hart Visiting Fellow.
Professor Tanguay-Renaud started his association with Osgoode in 2006 when he came as a visiting scholar to help redesign the mandate of the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. He served as Associate Director of the Centre from July 2009 to July 2012, and has been its Director ever since. He is also Co-Director (with Professor Michael Giudice of the Department of Philosophy) of York's Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA) combined program in law and philosophy, as well as one of the creators and administrators of the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership (OLPP).
His current academic interests span a wide range of subject areas viewed mostly through the lens of analytical legal theory. He is editor (with James Stribopoulos) of a collection entitled Rethinking Criminal Law Theory: New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law (Hart Publishing, 2012), and has published articles in leading journals such as Ethics, Legal Theory, Res Publica, Law and Philosophy, and Criminal Law and Philosophy as well as in many leading edited collections. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded book project on state and state-related wrongdoing and appropriate legal responses. He also co-organizes Osgoode's international seminar series on 'Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism' and is a member of the Editorial Committee and Book Review Editor for the journal Transnational Legal Theory.
Research Interests: Criminal law theory; public law theory, and associated areas of political and moral theory; jurisprudence; emergencies and the law; war ethics; international law.