Michel  COUTU Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Michel COUTU

Full Professor, Labour Law and Legal Sociology
School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal

Michel Coutu, full professor of labour law and legal sociology at the School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal, has published extensively, mostly in French but also in English, on labour law, human rights law, legal sociology and jurisprudence. More recently he developed a strong interest for the study of law interactions with the economy, from the standpoint of an interpretive sociology of labour law.


Positions held:
Full Professor of Labour Law and Legal Sociology, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal (since 2008)
Associate Professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal ( 2002-2008 )
Visiting Professor (Legal Sociology): Faculté de droit, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2012) and Département des sciences sociales, École normale supérieure de Cachan, France (2008).
Lecturer, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal, 1997-2002.
Legal Adviser, Québec Human Rights Commission, 1985-2002.
Legal Researcher, Québec Human Rights Commission, 1978-1985.


    LL.D. Legal theory and Legal sociology (1993, Univ. Laval)
    LL.M, Labour law (1988, Université de Montréal)
    LL.L., Law (1976, Université de Montréal)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Collective Labour Law
    Human Rights
    Interpretive Sociology of Law

Personal Interests

    Economy and the Law


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