Manish Oza

Professor Manish OzaManish Oza is an assistant professor at Western Law. His research focuses on legal theory, philosophy of logic, property and contract. His current project is about the authority of nonstate groups, such as clubs, churches, unions and social and political organizations, and how it intersects with the authority of the state. He is also interested in collective forms of ownership, legal pluralism, legal reasoning and the relation between legal theory and law.

Manish completed a JD and a PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto, and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.


Academic Degrees:

BA (hons) (Oxford); JD (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)

Phone: LB 101
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Research Highlights

"Tort claims against public authorities" (forthcoming) Alberta Law Review (with Malcolm Rowe)

"Fictions in legal reasoning" (forthcoming) Dialogue

"Hegel and formal idealism" (2022) Hegel Bulletin

"Nonsense: a user's guide" (2022) Inquiry

"The value of thinking and the normativity of logic" (2020) Philosophers' Imprint 20(27), pp. 1–23

"Review of Irit Samet, Equity: Conscience Comes To Market" (2020) University of Toronto Law Journal 70(2), pp. 216–222