Christopher Essert is associate professor at Queen’s Law, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2010.
Before coming to Queen’s, Essert was a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto and law clerk to Justice Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before that he articled at a litigation boutique firm in Toronto. He holds a JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was the silver medalist, as well as an LLM and JSD from Yale Law School.
In Winter 2017, Essert will be Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law.
- Analytic jurisprudence
- Private Law theory
- Property Theory
For a complete list of publications, please consult Professor Essert's CV.
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- “Property and Homelessness” 44 Philosophy and Public Affairs 266 | Published Version | (email me for a preprint)
- “Nuisance and the Normative Boundaries of Ownership” 52 Tulsa Law Review 85 (2016) | Published Version | Preprint
- “Legal Powers in Private Law” 21 Legal Theory 136 (2015) | Published Version | Preprint
- “Intentional Action and Law” 7 Jurisprudence * (2016) | Published Version | Preprint
- “A Theory of Legal Obligation” in The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin (Sciaraffa & Waluchow, eds, OUP 2016) | Published Version | Preprint
- “How Law Matters in Why Law Matters” 12 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 1 (2015) | Published Version | Preprint
- “Property in Licenses and the Law of Things” 59 McGill Law Journal 559 (2014) | Published Version | (No Preprint)
- “The Office of Ownership” 63 University of Toronto Law Journal 418 (2013) | Published Version | Preprint
- “Legal Obligation and Reasons” 19 Legal Theory 63 (2013) | Published Version | Preprint
- “A Dilemma for Protected Reasons” 31 Law and Philosophy 49 (2012) | Published Version | Preprint