Guillaume François Larouche
GEM-DIAMOND doctoral fellow
ESR 8 – Technocratic actors as ‘teachers’ of the rule of law: EU technical assistance, capacity-building and other pathways
As a member of GEM-DIAMOND, I am fortunate to enter a world of critical thinking and to join a community of researchers whose purpose is to produce empirical, scientific & data-driven legal research to understand normative tensions caused by mounting dissensus over liberal democracy within the European Union and the rise of alternative models outside its borders.
The Exportation of the Rule of Law by the European Commission’s Lawyers: A Legal Ethnography
- Jean-Frederic Morin
- Mikael Madsen
An affiliated PhD researcher with the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy at Université Laval, Guillaume François holds a Master of Laws (LLM) with Concentration in International Trade and Foreign Investment from the University of Ottawa (for which he received the mention “Excellent”), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Université Laval, and an advanced certificate in French and European Law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
In addition to his doctoral research, he is currently working on an article preliminary entitled “The Division of Labour Between International Investment Agreements and Treaties for the Avoidance of Double Taxation: An Empirical Comparison” with Prof. Wolfgang Alschner of the University of Ottawa. He presented previous research results on the international norm against corruption as a candidate for jus cogens at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference in Scotland (UK) and on the potential adaptation of the WTO legal paradigm on “like” products to include environmental considerations at the 5th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference in Montreal (Canada).
He is a member of the Barreau du Québec since January 2020 and practices public law at Langlois Lawyer LLP in Montreal.
Besides his research interests and law practice, Guillaume François is interested in history, French literature, travel, outdoor activities, and sports (swimming, running, cycling, yoga, and cross-country skiing).
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2022. “International Economic Law and Peremptory Norms. The Norm Against Corruption, a Manifestation of a (Quasi) Jus Cogens?”, presented at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2022, Edinburgh, 16 June 2022 [unpublished].
Larouche, Guillaume François. 2022. “Adapting the WTO Legal Paradigm on ‘Like’ Products to Include Environmental Considerations: Towards a Green World Trade Organization”, presented at the 15th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference, Montréal, 5 May 2022 [unpublished].
Alschner, Wolfgang, and Guillaume François Larouche, “The Division of Labour Between International Investment Agreements and Treaties for the Avoidance of Double Taxation: An Empirical Comparison.” [forthcoming].