Michael G. Pratt
Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. (613) 533-6000 ext 78599. E-mail: m [dot] pratt [at] queensu.ca
I am on sabbatical leave until January 2015, at which point I will become Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Law.
My research, which straddles the disciplines of law and philosophy, is devoted primarily to understanding the role of intention and consent in the creation and extinction of legal and moral obligations. I have written widely on the philosophical foundations of voluntary obligations, such as those that are generated by contracts and promises. I am currently undertaking a study of the doctrinal and philosophical aspects of waivers of liability and the idea of consent in negligence cases. I also research and write on the law of damages.I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Sydney, completing a dissertation on the philosophical aspects of promises and promissory obligations. I have an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a B.Sc.in Mathematics from the University of Toronto.