Timothy Endicott (born 9 July 1960) is a Canadian legal scholar and philosopher specializing in constitutional law and language and law.He is the Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
From October 2007 to September 2015, he served for two terms as the first dean of the Oxford Faculty of Law. He was named to the Vinerian Professorship of English Law in 2020.
After attending Upper Canada College, Endicott studied English and Classics at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1983 with an A.B., summa cum laude . He then obtained a MPhil in Comparative Philology at Oxford University in 1985 as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1988, he obtained an LL.B. from the University of Toronto and then returned to Oxford to obtain a DPhil in law in 1997.
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