Greg Bowley

Associate Professor


Law, Faculty of

Room 217

1 506 458 7649

Born and raised in rural Prince Edward Island, Greg Bowley holds degrees from the University of King’s College (BA (Hons.)), the University of New Brunswick (MA, LLB) and the University of Toronto (LLM, SJD).

After graduating from UNB Law in 2009, Greg articled in Toronto at a national full-service firm and practiced at a small Toronto litigation firm starting in 2010. As a lawyer, he practised in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, expropriation, employment and municipal planning.

Greg also assisted the Chief Justice of Ontario in his capacity as court-appointed mediator of the global Nortel Networks Asset Allocation dispute, and assisted Court Counsel to the Supervising and Administrative Judges of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Greg’s research focuses on tort theory and contract theory, and he regularly presents his work at Canadian and global private law conferences.

Research interests

  • Private law theory
  • Contract law and theory
  • Tort law and theory

Courses taught

  • Contracts
  • Commercial law
  • Trusts

Selected publications

Greg Bowley, “Steampunk Liability: Conspiracy to Harm and the Diversity of Legal Traditions Within the Common Law of Torts” (2022) 73 UNB Law Journal 205.

Greg Bowley, “’You Leave Me (Almost) No Choice’: Contractual Consent, Duress, and the Tort of Malicious Bargaining” (2020) 36 Journal of Contract Law 22.

Greg Bowley, “Waiting for Donoghue: Malice in the Law of Torts, Six Decades On” (2019) 93 Supreme Court Law Review (2nd Series) 203.

Greg Bowley, “Diminishing Strictness: The Growing Gap in Ontario’s Private Law Environmental Liability Regime” (2019) 3 Lakehead Law Journal 22.