A new theory of equity in private law
Dr. Larissa Katz, Canada Research Chair in Private Law Theory, is working to develop a new and original theory of equity. Equity raises fundamental questions about the relationships between law and morality and the nature of rights.
Katz’s main objective is to explain the “how, when and why” of equitable intervention in the ordinary course of private law relationships. The central theme is that equity is a distinctive and unified domain that cures a major defect in private law by protecting pathways to private rights. Katz’s research reveals the heightened importance and value of equity as a force for innovation in law.