Brief Bio

Catherine Valcke (LL.B. Civil Law, University of Sherbrooke; LL.B. Common Law, University of Toronto; LL.M. University of Chicago; S.J.D. Columbia) is Professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she served as Associate Dean from 1997 to 2000.  Professor Valcke has lectured on contract law, comparative law, and comparative legal theory in North America, Europe, and North Africa, and published in those fields nationally and internationally, in such journals as Nomos, the American Journal of Comparative Law, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Yale Journal of International Law, European Review of Private Law, and Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.  An elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Professor Valcke as acted on several occasions as National Reporter for Canada to the Congress of the Academy.  Her latest project, which seeks to bridge comparative law and legal theory, is forthcoming as Comparing Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Contracts (Spring 2019)
  • Transnational Legal Theory (Spring 2019)