Grégoire Webber

Grégoire Webber

Professor (Law), Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law

Law, Philosophy

People Directory Affiliation Category
  • BCL, LLB, McGill
  • DPhil, Oxford
Specializations / Research Interests

Personal Webpage, Faculty of Law


Grégoire Webber, M.S.M., is Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law at Queen’s Law and is cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy. His research is in the areas of human rights, public law, and philosophy of law.

Professor Webber is a graduate of McGill University with bachelors of civil law and common law and of the University of Oxford with a doctorate in law, where he studied as a Trudeau scholar. He clerked for Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada and, as a student, for Justice André Rochon of the Quebec Court of Appeal. 

Professor Webber previously worked as a senior policy advisor with the Privy Council Office and as Legal Affairs Advisor to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Justice in the Trudeau ministry. He is currently legal agent of the Department of Justice (Canada), providing legal advice on key files. He has contributed to public debates in the New York Times, the Globe and MailLe Devoir, and IRPP's Policy Options.

Professor Webber is joint founder and Executive Director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, which provides free advocacy advice to counsel appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada. In relation to his role in co-founding the Institute, he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for improving "access to justice for all Canadians" and for increasing "the effectiveness and the quality of advocacy before the Court".

Professor Webber is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Villey Fellow at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and was previously a visitor at the University of Oxford. He is joint convenor of the Queen's Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Scientists, and Artists.

For information about Professor Webber's research, visit his Faculty of Law Webpage.