Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly

Assistant professor

3644 Peel Street
Room 44
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-396-1040 [Office] 
jeremy.boulanger-bonnelly [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly



Publications on SSRN: https://ssrn.com/author=3825789

CV and complete list of publications (December 2023) 


Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly is an Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. His research focuses on access to justice in civil matters, using primarily comparative methods. His current projects focus, among other topics, on person-centred justice and on the role of public participation in improving access to justice, particularly through lay courts. More broadly, his work extends to various areas of law, including private law, civil procedure, judicial institutions, and constitutional law.

His research has been published, in both English and French, in several law journals including the McGill Law Journal, the Cahiers de droit, the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Supreme Court Law Review, and the International Organizations Law Review. He co-edited a book celebrating the career of the Honourable Clément Gascon, entitled Une force tranquille : The Judicial Legacy of Clément Gascon.

Professor Boulanger-Bonnelly currently teaches the law of contractual obligations. In 2023, he received the John W. Durnford Award for Teaching Excellence. Named in honour of the late professor and former dean John W. Durnford (BCL'52), and conferred by students, this award each year recognizes a law professor’s exceptional pedagogy.

Prior to joining the Faculty, Professor Boulanger-Bonnelly completed his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, where his research was supported by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship. He also worked as a civil litigator, a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, and an intern at UNIDROIT, an international organization working on harmonizing private law. In 2022, he was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

In parallel to his teaching and research, Professor Boulanger-Bonnelly strives to contribute to access to justice through community initiatives. He is involved as a pro bono lawyer in several constitutional cases, as a member of the Canadian Bar Association's Access to Justice Subcommittee, and as chair of the Legislation and Law Reform Committee of the CBA’s Quebec Division. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Self-Represented Litigants Program and on the metrics subcommittee of the National Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters.

Areas of Interest

Professor Boulanger-Bonnelly works in the following areas: Access to Justice, Judicial Institutions and Civil Procedure, Private Law, Comparative Law, and Constitutional Law.

He welcomes the opportunity to supervise students at every level of their studies, particularly if their work relates to access to justice, judicial institutions, or civil procedure.

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles and Chapters

Other Journal Articles

Edited Collection

  • Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly & Joshua Sealy-Harrington, eds., Une force tranquille : The Judicial Legacy of Clément Gascon, Toronto, LexisNexis, 2022 (249 pages).

Selected Academic Affiliations

  • Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, 2023 – …
  • Young Governor, Quebec Bar Foundation, 2022 – …
  • Law & Society Association, 2020 – …
  • Canadian Law & Society Association, 2019 – … (member), 2023 – … (director)
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