Annalise Acorn, BA, LLB (Alberta), BCL (Oxford)




Annalise Acorn teaches Jurisprudence, Professional Responsibility and Private International Law. In 2014-15 she was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. In 2009 she was an H.L.A. Hart Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Legal Philosophy, University College, Oxford. She is the author of Compulsory Compassion: A Critique of Restorative Justice (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004). She has been a Visiting Professor at University of Michigan Law School, University of Siena Department of Economic Law, and University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law. She is a frequent visitor at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany.

Professor Acorn's main area of research is the philosophy of emotions in the context of conflict and justice. In September of 2016 she gave the keynote address at a conference in Sydney Australia on Emotions and Legal Practice co-sponsored by Sydney Ideas and The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence on the History of the Emotions.

The podcast of that address is available here.


  • Legal Theory
  • Restorative Justice
  • Philospohy of Criminal Law Conflict of Laws