Mark Antaki

Associate Professor
Director, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

3690 Peel Street
Room 301
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-6642 [Office]
mark.antaki [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Professor Mark Antaki speaking at a conference (photo by Lysanne Larose)


Biography

Mark Antaki is interested in law as a fundamental and linguistic human activity, in phenomenological and genealogical approaches to law, as well as in the disciplinary nature of law - and even in the idea of (legal) indiscipline.

He has published on subjects such as the turn to “imagination" in legal theory, the discourses of “values” and “proportionality” in constitutional law, the metaphor of the book in South Africa’s interim constitution, exemplarity in legal reasoning, and on Roland Barthes and law. He co-edited Sensing the Nation’s Law: Historical Inquiries into the Aesthetics of Democratic Legitimacy (2018) as well as Rationalité pénale et démocratie (2013).

He has been a visiting scholar at Kent Law School and Griffith Law School, a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, and a Resident Faculty Fellow of McGill’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities and part of the Groupe de recherche sur les humanités juridiques.

Professor Antaki graduated from McGill in 1996 under the National Programme with a BCL and an LLB. He has a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral thesis undertook a "Genealogy of Crimes Against Humanity".

Education

  • PhD - University of California, Berkeley, (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), 2005
  • MA - University of California, Berkeley, (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), 2002
  • BCL, LLB (Great Distinction) - McGill University, 1996

Employment

  • Director, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2020-
  • Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2011-
  • Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2004-2011
  • Research Associate, McGill University, Faculty of law 2003-2004
  • Boulton Fellow, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2002-2003
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