Law and philosophy scholar Sophia Moreau to join NYU Law faculty

Sophia Moreau, currently a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto, will join NYU Law as a tenured faculty member, Dean Troy McKenzie ’00 announced on November 15. Moreau has been a visitor at the Law School’s Center for Law and Philosophy.

Sophia Moreau
Sophia Moreau

“Sophia’s career has been one of outstanding scholarly and professional accomplishments,” McKenzie says. “Sophia is working on major projects that delve into critical issues in tort law, normative ethics, and discrimination law.  She joins and enhances our already extraordinary group of faculty who teach and write in law and philosophy.”

At the University of Toronto, Moreau has held a cross-appointment in the Department of Philosophy and been a Faculty Associate at the university’s Victoria College and Center for Ethics.  Her most recent book, Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination, published by Oxford University Press, won the Canadian Philosophical Association’s 2022 Book Prize, which is awarded every three years. Her work on equality has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in many equality rights decisions.

Moreau earned her BA with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, her BPhil from Oxford University, her PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University, and her JD from the University of Toronto. She also served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Posted November 15, 2023