Dr. François Larocque studied philosophy before graduating from the common law French program at the University of Ottawa in 2000. He clerked both at the Court of Appeal for Ontario (2000-2001) and at the Supreme Court of Canada (2001-2002), working successively for the Honourable Justices Charron, Borins, Goudge, Labrosse and Arbour.
A Commonwealth Scholar, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard scholar, and Honorary Prince of Wales Scholar, François Larocque began his doctoral research in 2002 at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) under the joint supervision of professors James Crawford and Philip Allott. His thesis examined the jurisdiction of national courts in civil proceedings for serious violations of international law.
Dr. Larocque has published in the areas of philosophy of law, Canadian legal history, civil liability, human rights and international law. He is currently most active in two areas of research:
1. Language Rights in Canada
2. Civil Liability for grave breaches of international human rights
François Larocque was born and raised in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.