Greg Bowley

Assistant Professor

Law, Faculty of

Room 217

1 506 458 7649

Research interests

  • private law theory
  • contract law and theory
  • tort law and theory


Born and raised in rural Prince Edward Island, Greg Bowley BA (Vind), MA (UNB) completed his LLB at UNB Law in 2009. After articling in Toronto at a national full-service firm, Greg joined a small Toronto litigation firm in 2010, where he practised in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, expropriation, employment, and municipal planning. He 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 obtained an LLM at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2015, where he was a SSHRC Bombardier Scholar and Mary H Beatty Fellow. He is currently an Ontario Graduate Scholar in the University of Toronto’s Doctor of Juridical Science program, where his research focuses on providing an account of the structural and theoretical role played by subjective motive and purpose in the assignment of liability in tort. He has published articles in tort theory and contract theory, and regularly presents his work at Canadian and global private law conferences.

Courses taught

  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law

Selected publications

Greg Bowley, “’You Leave Me (Almost) No Choice’: Contractual Consent, Duress, and the Tort of Malicious Bargaining” Forthcoming 2019, Journal of Contract Law.

Greg Bowley, “Diminishing Strictness: The Growing Gap in Ontario’s Private Law Environmental Liability Regime” (2019) 3 Lakehead Law Journal 22–35.