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LL.B. (Ghana) 1988, Barrister-at-Law (Ghana) 1990, LL.M. (Queen’s)
1991, LL.M. (Calgary) 1993, D.Jur. (Osgoode) 1996. Professor
Adjin-Tettey joined the Faculty of Law as a Visiting Assistant
Professor in 1998 and became a full-time faculty member in 2000.
She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. Professor Adjin-Tettey
previously taught at the University of Windsor and Carleton University.
Her teaching and research interests are in torts, remedies, race
and ethnicity and the law, feminist analysis of law and critical
theory. Her publications include “Replicating and Perpetuating
Inequalities in Personal Injury Claims through Female-Specific
Contingencies”, “Measurement of Damages for Interference
with Property Interests in Torts and Contracts”, “Significance
and Consequences of Parental Responsibility Legislation”
and “Social Host Liability: A Logical Extension of Commercial
L. Berger, (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. First Class Honours (Alberta) 1999, LL.B. (UVic)
2002, LL.M. (Yale) 2004, J.S.D. (Candidate) (Yale). Assistant
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. Prior to joining
the Faculty, Professor Berger served as law clerk to Chief Justice
Beverley McLachlin in 2002-2003 and was a Fulbright Scholar at
Yale University in 2003-2004. His research addresses questions
related to constitutional and criminal law and theory, the law
of evidence, law and culture, and law and religion. Some of his
recent publications include ‘On the Book of Job, Justice,
and the Precariousness of Criminal Law,’ Law, Cultural
and the Humanities; ‘Emotions and the Veil of Voluntarism:
The Loss of Judgment in Canadian Criminal Law,’ McGill
Law Journal; ‘Understanding Law and Religion as Culture:
Making Room for Meaning in the Public Sphere,’ Constitutional
Forum; ‘The Rule in Hodge’s Case: Rumours of
its Death are Greatly Exaggerated,’ Canadian Bar Review
(2005), ‘The Limits of Belief: Freedom of Religion, Secularism,
and the Liberal State’, Canadian Journal of Law and
Society (2002), ‘Peine Forte et Dure: Compelled Jury
Trials and Legal Rights in Canada’, Criminal Law Quarterly
(2003). Professor Berger teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Civil
Liberties and the Charter.
B.A. (Toronto) 1987, M.A. (Toronto) 1996, LL.B. (Toronto)
1991, LL.M. (Toronto), D.Jur. (Osgoode) 1994. Professor Borrows
is Anishinabe and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First
Nation. He was appointed to the Faculty of Law as Professor and
Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Justice and Governance in 2001.
Prior to joining the Faculty he taught at: the University of Toronto;
the University of British Columbia as the Director of the First
Nations Law Program; Osgoode Hall Law School as the Director of
the Intensive Program in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments;
and, was a visiting professor at Arizona State University and
Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program. His research interests
are in Aboriginal law, constitutional law, and natural resources/environmental
law. His publications include Aboriginal Legal Issues: Cases,
Materials and Commentary (Butterworths, 1998) and Recovering
Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law (University of Toronto
Press, 2002). Professor Borrows is Canada's leading Indigenous
B.A. (U.B.C.) 1993, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1997, Diploma in University
Teaching (U.N.B.) 2002, LL.M. (Osgoode) 2003, called to the Bar
of British Columbia in 1999. Professor Calder joined the
Faculty of Law in 2004 from the practice of aboriginal law in
Vancouver. Prior to that time Professor Calder taught at the University
of New Brunswick (2001-2002) and was a clerk to the B.C. Supreme
Court (1997-1998). Her current research interests include the
relationship between women, work and family; the provision of
social benefits through Canadian law; and feminist, constitutional
and equality theories. Professor Calder will teach Constitutional
Law, Family Law and Social Welfare Law.
Calder's course and research webpage.
A. Campbell, Law Librarian
(U.B.C.) 1975, LL.B. (UVic) 1979, M.L.S. (U.B.C.)
1984, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1980. Professor
Campbell joined the Faculty in 2001 as an Associate Professor
and Law Librarian. Prior to that he was the University Librarian
at the University of Northern British Columbia from 1998 to 2000,
and Assistant Professor of Law and Librarian at the University
of Manitoba from 1989 to 1998. His academic research and writing
is in legal bibliography and computer applications. He teaches
Advanced Legal Research & Writing.
Cassels, Q.C. (email@example.com),
B.A. (Carleton) 1976, LL.B. (Western Ontario) 1980, LL.M.
(Columbia) 1981, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1991.
Professor Cassels was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1981
and has taught here since that time. His areas of teaching and
research include contracts, legal theory, and remedies and he
has published widely in these areas. In addition, Professor Cassels’
research and writing covers environmental issues, law and society
in India, and race and gender issues in the law of tort. He is
the author of several books including The Uncertain Promise
of Law: Lessons from Bhopal and Remedies: The Law of Damages.
Professor Cassels has served as Dean and Associate Dean of the
Faculty and is currently the Vice-President Academic for the University
of Victoria. He was a founding director of the British Columbia
Law Institute and engages in public interest research and advocacy.
Professor Cassels participates in continuing education programs
in the community and for judges and lawyers, and has won numerous
awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the Faculty
of Law’s Master Teacher Award, the University of Victoria
Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Canadian
Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence and
one of Canada’s premier teaching awards, the 3M Teaching
Fellowship in 2002. On leave.
G. Casswell (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.Sc. (Toronto) 1972, LL.B. (Osgoode) 1976, LL.M. (Toronto) 1980,
Cert. in For. and Comp. Law (Columbia) 1981, called to the Bar
of Ontario in 1978. Professor Casswell practiced litigation
in Toronto prior to being appointed to the Faculty as Assistant
Professor in 1980. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983
and to Professor in 1992. He served as Associate Dean from 1990
to 1993. Professor Casswell's teaching and scholarship focus on
evidence, immigration and refugee law, and lesbian and gay rights
law. He is a co-author of Fundamentals of Trial Techniques
(Canadian Edition) and the author of AIDS, Ethics
and Law, and Lesbians, Gay Men, and Canadian Law,
in addition to numerous journal articles. Professor Casswell was
a member of the Law Reform Commission of Canada Permanent Health
Law Consultative Group from 1988 to 1992 and was a founding co-chair
of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues Section
of the Canadian Bar Association (British Columbia Branch). He
has received the Faculty of Law’s Master Teacher Award twice
and been awarded the Faculty’s Service Award. Professor Casswell has retired and is Professor Emeritus.
Cheryl Crane, Associate Dean Administration and Research (email@example.com),
B.A. (Saskatchewan) 1973, LL.B. (Saskatchewan) 1980, LL.M.
(Cantab) 1986, called to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1981.
Professor Crane joined the Faculty of Law in 1990. She served
as Associate Dean from July 1993 to July 1995 and was promoted
to the rank of Associate Professor in 1999. She teaches Law, Legistlation and Policy and Administrative Law. Her research focuses on human rights,
administrative law and employment law. Prior to joining the Faculty,
she articled with the Saskatchewan Department of the Attorney
General and practiced there in the Constitutional Law Branch,
until 1987. From 1987 to 1990 she was employed by the Government
of Canada in Ottawa, first in the Solicitor General's Department
and later as a counsel with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
She became the Associate Dean Academic and Student Relations of the Faculty for the second time,
from July 2000 to July 2005.
B.A. (McGill) 1995, LL.B, (Toronto) 1998, LL.M. (Columbia)
2002. Professor Deckha was a student-at-law with the Office
of the Public Guardian and Trustee in Ontario from 1998 to 1999.
She served as legal counsel with the Financial Services Commission
of Ontario from 2000 to 2001 and as legal counsel with the Ministry
of Transportation in 2001. In the summer of 1998 she was a human
rights intern in Bombay, India and worked at the Ministry of the
Attorney General in the summer of 1997. From 1996-98 she was a
caseworker at a legal clinic for women survivors of violence.
Professor Deckha teaches Property Law and Administrative Law.
B.A. (St. Patrick's) 1968, LL.B. (Ottawa) 1971, LL.M. (New
York) 1972, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1975. Professor
Ferguson was a Research Officer at the Law Reform Commission of
Canada from 1972 to 1973, and was an Assistant Professor at the
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, from 1973 to 1976. He was
appointed to the Faculty of Law at UVic in 1976 as Associate Professor
and was promoted to Professor in 1981. He was appointed in 2002
to one of the first two University of Victoria Distinguished Professorships.
He served two terms as Associate Dean from 1980 to 1982 and from
1985 to 1988. Professor Ferguson was a Visiting Professor of Law
at the University of Malaya and the University of Hong Kong in
1989, the University of Monash in 1990, the University of Airlangga,
Indonesia in 1993, and the University of Auckland in 1997. His
teaching and scholarly interests include criminal law, criminal
procedure, sentencing, and mental health law. He is the co-author,
with Justices Dambrot and Bennett, of the two-volume book, Canadian
Criminal Jury Instructions and a co-author of the Annual Review
of Criminal Law. Professor Ferguson is a former member of the
National Advisory Council of the Law Commission of Canada, and
the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Criminal
Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, and an active participant
in the Canadian Bar Association, Law Society, and Continuing Legal
Education Society activities.
B.A. (Queen's) 1970, M.A. (Sussex) 1971, LL.B. (U.B.C.)
1974, M.Jur. (Auckland) 1989, F.R.Hist.S., called to the Bar
of British Columbia in 1976. Professor Foster joined the
Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1978, was promoted to Professor
in 1993 and was Associate Dean from 1998 to 2000. He was a Commonwealth
Scholar and Honourary Woodrow Wilson Fellow from 1970 to 1971,
and served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of British Columbia
from 1974 to 1975. He practiced law with Prowse, Williamson &
Foster from 1976 to 1978. Professor Foster teaches Legal Process,
Property, Criminal Law, the Law of Evidence, Legal History, and
Aboriginal Law. He has published articles on comparative criminal
law, fur trade and colonial legal history, and Aboriginal history
and law. He co-edited (with Professor McLaren) Law for the
Elephant, Law for the Beaver: Essays in the Legal History of the
North American West and Essays in the History of Canadian
Law, Volume VI: British Columbia and the Yukon. Professor
Foster has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Law
and Society Association, the British Columbia Civil Liberties
Association, and the UVic Day Care Centre. He is also an enthusiastic
member of the Victoria City Rowing Club. From 2000 to 2001 he
was a resident Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and
Society. Professor Foster is also a member of the Akitsiraq law
Judy Fudge, B.A. Honours (McGill), M.A. (York), LL.B. (Osgoode), D.Phil. (Oxford) Professor Fudge's research interests are employment and labour law, feminist approaches to law, and the political economy of law, especially critiques of liberal legal theory. She is widely published in law, history, and sociology journals, and has held editorial positions on a number of journals in different disciplines. Professor Fudge joined the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in January 2007 as the Lansdowne Professor of Law.
Gallins, Q.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. (Wisconsin) 1967, M.S. (Wisconsin) 1968, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1972, LL.M. (London) 1983, called to the Bar of British
Columbia in 1974. Professor Gallins is the Director of the
Law Centre Clinical Legal Education Program. He was a member of
the Faculty from 1980 to 1984, and rejoined the Faculty in 1992.
Professor Gallins has been the recipient of both the Faculty’s
Master Teacher Award and Service Award. He has served as a municipal
solicitor, Director of Legal Information Services for the Ministry
of the Attorney General, and as Executive Director of the Law
Centre. His teaching and research interests focus on clinical
legal education, lawyering skills, and the application of social
science research techniques to develop strategies and techniques
to improve the delivery of legal services. He is very active in
community affairs and is currently a Vice-Chair of the Capital
Donald C. Galloway (email@example.com),
LL.B. (Edinburgh) 1974, LL.M. (Harvard) 1975. From 1975
to 1991, Professor Galloway taught at Queen's University. In 1991,
he was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights
Research and completed his project on Immigration and the Liberal
State at the University of Victoria. Professor Galloway remained
at UVic for two years as a Visiting Professor, teaching Evidence,
Jurisprudence, and Torts before accepting a permanent appointment
as Professor. He has published several articles on criminal law,
tort law, and legal theory as well as a book on immigration law.
From 1998 to 2001, he took a leave of absence to serve as a member
of the Refugee Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.
He has also served as the Southern Director of the Akitsiraq Law
Program in Nunavut.
R. Gillen (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.Com. (Toronto) 1981, M.B.A. (York) 1983, LL.B. (Osgoode) 1985,
LL.M. (Toronto) 1987. Professor Gillen was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1987 as Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992 and to Full Professor in 2001. He teaches Securities Regulation, Business Associations, Trusts, Tax and Competition Law. Professor Gillen’s primary areas of research are corporate law, securities law and trusts. He is the author of Securities Regulation in Canada, 3d ed. (Carswell, 2007); co-author (with Donovan Waters and Lionel Smith) of Waters’ Law of Trusts in Canada (Carswell, 2005); co-author (with Robert Yalden, Janis Sarra, Paul Paton, Ron Davis and Mary Condon) of Business Organizations: Principles, Policies and Practice (Emond Montgomery, 2007); co-author and co-editor of (with Faye Woodman) of The Law of Trusts: A Contextual Approach, 2d ed. (Emond Montgomery, 2007); and co-author and editor of Corporations and Partnerships: Canada (Kluwer, 1992, revised 2008). He has been a visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan and Chulalonghorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. His other research interests include Malaysian constitutional law.
Andrew J. Harding (email@example.com),
M.A. (Oxon) 1974, LL.M. (Singapore) 1984, Ph.D. (Monash) 1987, Professor
of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations. Professor Harding was appointed
in 2004 and is half-time with the Centre
for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. He will be teaching Asia-Pacific
Comparative Law, and Law, Governance and Development. He is a
former Head of Department and Professor of Law in the Law Department
at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University
of London, and Chair of SOAS' Centre of South East Asian Studies,
having previously taught at the Faculty of Law, National University
of Singapore and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
He co-founded and has served as General Editor of Kluwer/ Martinus
Nijhoff's London-Leiden Series on Law, Governance and Development.
His interests are in South East Asian legal studies, comparative
public law, law and development, comparative law theory and environmental
law. His publications include Law, Government and the Constitution
in Malaysia (1996), and Comparative Law in the 21st Century (2002).
Hart Wensley, Associate
Dean Academic and Student Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. (Trent) 1983, LL.B. (UVic) 1993, called to the Bar of
British Columbia in 1995. Following law school, Professor Hart
Wensley served as a law clerk to the Justices of the British Columbia
Supreme Court. She then articled with the Victoria law firm of
Horne Coupar, where she practiced for several years as an associate
lawyer. The majority of her work involved family law and estate
litigation. As a Senior Instructor at the UVic Faculty of Law,
Professor Hart Wensley teaches Legal Research and Writing, Family Law,
Civil Procedure and Children and the Law. She also works as a
legal researcher and writer in Victoria. She was the Southern
Director of the Akitsiraq Law Program in Nunavut for 3 years and
was apppointed Associate Dean Academic and Student Relations of the Faculty of Law in July 2005.
Professor Hart Wensley's
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G. Howell (email@example.com),
LL.B. (Wellington) 1976, LL.M. (Illinois) 1984, called to
the New Zealand Bar in 1977. Professor Howell joined the
Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1980 and was promoted to Professor
in 1993. From 1977 to 1979 he was a part-time Tutor at Victoria
University of Wellington, and from 1979 to 1980 he was a Teaching
Fellow at the University of Illinois. He is the Director of the
International Intellectual Property Summer Program and teaches
Property, Intellectual Property, Managing Intellectual Property,
and Telecommunications, Entertainment and Media. His research
interests are intellectual property, technology, international
technology transfer, telecommunications, trade, and Asia-Pacific
issues. He has published extensively and is a member of the Editorial
Advisory Panel of Tolley’s Communications Law (U.K.).
B.Mus. (Calgary) 1985, M.B.A. (Alberta) 1990, LL.B. (Alberta)
1991, LL.M. (Michigan) 1995, S.J.D. (Michigan) 2000, called to
the Bar of Alberta in 1992. Professor Johnson clerked at
the Supreme Court for Madame Justice L’Heureux-Dubé
in 1993-93, was a member of the Faculty of Law of the University
of New Brunswick between 1995 and 2001, and joined the University
of Victoria Faculty of Law as an Associate Professor in 2001.
She has taught courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties,
Criminal Law, Feminist Advocacy, Law Legislation and Policy, Legal
Method, Legal Theory, and Law and Film. Her research and writing
interests often draw her to the places where laws’ discourses
intersect with those of popular culture. Her current research
projects concern nursing mothers and the saloon as a site of citizenship,
and the role of reason and passion in the judicial dissent. She
is the author of Taxing Choices: The Intersection of Class,
Gender, Parenthood and the Law (UBC Press, 2002).
Professor Johnson's Course and Research page
R. Kilcoyne (firstname.lastname@example.org),
LL.B. (UVic) 1978, LL.M. (Osgoode) 1984, called to the Bar of
British Columbia in 1979. Professor Kilcoyne practiced law
in Victoria. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty
of Law in 1984 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990.
His teaching and administrative interests are in the areas of
employment law, labour law, contracts and computer technology.
His publications have been principally concerned with labour relations
and collective bargaining.
B.A. (McGill) 1990, LL.B. (UVic) 1995, LL.M. (Osgoode) 2002,
Ph.D. Candidate (Osgoode). Professor Kodar joined the Faculty
of Law in 2005. She teaches Tort Law and Debtor-Creditor Relations.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School,
York University where she completed her LL.M. Her current research
interests include pension provision and regulation, corporate
and market regulation, the changing employment situation, feminist
theory, and social welfare law. Prior to attending graduate school,
she articled and practiced at two legal aid clinics in British
Columbia's Lower Mainland and was a Program Director at the Law
Foundation of British Columbia.
A. Lessard (email@example.com),
LL.B. (Dalhousie) 1985, LL.M. (Columbia) 1989. Professor
Lessard joined the Faculty in 1989 and was promoted to Associate
Professor in 1994, and full Professor in 2007. She teaches Constitutional Law; Law, Legislation
and Policy; Feminist Legal Theory; Equality, Human Rights and Social
Justice; and Legal Process. Her past and current research interests
include feminist critiques of constitutional rights, the construction
of family relations under the Charter of Rights, and the role of
rights based strategies and discourses in achieving progressive
social change for women.
B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Cornell). Professor Macleod is currently an Associate Professor in Law and the Department
of Philosophy, having taught at the University of British Columbia
and Simon Fraser University prior to coming to UVic. He has also
been a visiting fellow to the Centre for Law and Society at the
University of Edinburgh and joined the department in 1998. He
is the author of Liberalism, Justice, and Markets: A Critique
of Liberal Equality (OUP 1998). His articles have appeared
in Politics and Society, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy,
The Canadian Journal for Law and Jurisprudence, Law
and Philosophy, and Dialogue.
A. Maloney, Q.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org),
LL.B. (Warwick) 1977, LL.M. (Toronto) 1981. Professor
Maloney joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1981, and
was promoted to Professor in 1993. She served as Dean of the Faculty
from 1990 to 1993. She is a member of the British Columbia Bar
and the Law Society of England and Wales. Professor Maloney has
published and lectured extensively in the area of tax law, tax
policy, women and the law, and aspects of the law on disadvantaged
groups. Her current teaching and research interests are in the
areas of dispute resolution and international human rights, dispute
resolution and the administration of justice and restorative justice.
She is a board member of the International Centre for Criminal
Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy and has been, inter alia,
a governor of the Law Foundation of British Columbia, president
of the Canadian Council of Law Deans and co-chair of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial
Deputies of Justice meetings. On a community level, she has served
as a board member of the Need Crisis Centre, and an executive
committee member of Lawyers for Social Responsibility. On an international
level, she has been involved in governance, justice and human
rights projects in South Africa, China, Guatemala and Cambodia.
Professor Maloney also served as Deputy Minister (1993 to 2000)
and Deputy Attorney General of the Province of British Columbia
(1997 to 2000). She is the Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy
and currently the Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution.
V. H. Matilpi (A-Neet-Sa), (email@example.com),
LL.B (UVic) 1998, called to the Bar of British Columbia 1999,
is Kwakwaka’wakw and a citizen of the Kwakiutl First Nation
of Tsaxis (Fort Rupert), B.C. Prior to her appointment with the
Faculty of Law, she practiced Aboriginal law with Cook Roberts,
taught Women’s Studies (First Nations Women) at Malaspina
University College, and was the Chief Negotiator for the Kwakiutl
Nation. She is Director of the Academic
and Cultural Support Program. Her research interests include
Indigenous women and feminism.
L. McDorman (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. (Toronto) 1976, LL.B. (Dalhousie) 1979, LL.M. (cum laude)
(Dalhousie) 1982, called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1980.
Professor McDorman joined the Faculty in 1985 and was promoted
to full Professor in 2001. His teaching areas include public international
law, international trade law, international ocean and environmental
law and private international law (conflicts of law). For many
years he taught Canadian constitutional law and has also taught
Canadian environmental law and comparative Asian law. He has a
cross-appointment with the Department of Geography and is an Associate
of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. Professor McDorman
has been a visiting professor at institutions in Thailand, Sweden,
the Netherlands and Canada. He has over 80 publication credits
in the areas of ocean law and policy, international trade law
and comparative constitutional law. Since 2000 he has been the
editor-in-chief of Ocean Development and International Law:
The Journal of Marine Affairs. In recent years he has undertaken
several projects for the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations including legislative drafting, conducting
of workshops and report writing on fisheries and fisheries trade.
In 2001 Professor McDorman was an invited lecturer at The Hague
Academy of International Law External Programme held in Manila.
P.S. McLaren (email@example.com),
LL.B. (St. Andrews) 1962, LL.M. (London) 1964, LL.M. (Michigan)
1970, LL.D. (Calgary) 1997. Professor McLaren joined the
Faculty as Lansdowne Professor of Law in 1987. Prior to his appointment
he taught at the University of Saskatchewan from 1964 to 1971,
the University of Windsor Faculty of Law from 1971 to 1975, and
the University of Calgary from 1975 to 1987. He was Dean of Law
at the University of Windsor, 1972 to 1975, and founding Dean
of Law at the University of Calgary, 1975-1984. Professor McLaren
has also been a Visiting Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge and
the Australian National University. His major areas of interest
are Canadian and colonial legal history, legal education, legal
theory and compensation law. He has co-authored the Fraser
Committee Report on Pornography and Prostitution in Canada,
and co-edited (with Professor Foster) Law for the Elephant,
Law for the Beaver: Essays in the Legal History of the North American
West and Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume
VI: British Columbia and the Yukon and (with H. Coward) Religious
Conscience, the State and the Law: Historical Conflicts and Contemporary
Significance, and (with Andrew Buck and Nancy Wright), Land
and Freedom: Law, Property Rights and the British Diaspora.
Professor McLaren teaches Colonial Legal History, Insurance Law,
Torts, Legal Process and is a member of the Akitsiraq faculty.
He was a founder of the Canadian Law and Society Association,
served on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, has been involved
in law reform work on the civil law relating to sexual assault
and is active in refugee work and dances the Morris. Professor McLaren has retired and is Professor Emeritus.
Michael M'Gonigle (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. Honours (U.B.C.) 1969, M.Sc. (London School
of Economics) 1970, LL.B. (Toronto) 1976, LL.M. (Yale) 1979, J.S.D.
(Yale) 1982, called to the Bar of the District of Columbia, United
States in 1980, and to the Bar of British Columbia in 1987.
Dr. M'Gonigle was cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law and the
Department of Environmental Studies in 1995, and holds the Eco-Research
Chair in Environmental Law and Policy. He has written widely
on international law, environmental and resource management issues,
and theories of ecological political economy. A co-founder of
Greenpeace International, the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, and Smart
Growth BC, Dr. M'Gonigle's research and teaching is currently
focused on forestry and fish resource sectors, urban sustainability,
and community-based governance. He is the author or co-author
of Forestopia: A Practical Guide to the New Forest Economy
(1994); Nature, Production and Power: Towards an Ecological
Political Economy (co-editor) (2000); Where There’s
a Way, There’s a Will: Developing Sustainability Through
the Community Ecosystem Trust (2001); Ecological Economics
and Political Ecology: Towards a Necessary Synthesis ( in
Ecological Economics, 1999); Fishing Around the Law: The Pacific
Salmon Management System as a "Structural Infringement"
of Aboriginal Rights (McGill Law Journal, 1999).
B.A. Honours (King's College) 1992, LL.B. (UVic) 1995, LL.M. (Toronto)
1999. Professor Newcombe joined the Faculty as Assistant
Professor in 2002. Prior to joining the Faculty, he articled and
practiced as an associate with Swinton & Co. (now Miller Thomson).
After pursuing his LL.M., he worked with the International Arbitration
and Public International Law groups at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
Paris. While at Freshfields, he was a member of the legal team
that represented the State of Bahrain before the International
Court of Justice in Case Concerning Maritime Delimitation and
Territorial Questions. Professor Newcombe teaches International
Trade Law and Contracts. His research focuses on international
economic law, international arbitration, and consumer and commercial
law. He is currently working on a book entitled Investment
Treaty Law and Arbitration.
course and research webpage.
B.A. (UVic) 1980, LL.B. (UVic) 1984, LL.M. (Université
Libre de Bruxelles) 1992, called to the Bar of British Columbia
in 1986. Professor O’Brien was appointed as Assistant
Professor at the Faculty of Law in 2000. She served as a law clerk
to Mr. Justice McIntyre at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984-85,
and articled and practised civil litigation with McCarthy Tétrault
from 1985-1990. After completing her graduate law studies in European
Union Law in 1992, Professor O'Brien specialized in taxation law,
practising most recently with Blake, Cassels & Graydon in
Vancouver. Her academic research and writing is in taxation, corporate
and European Union law. She teaches Taxation, Advanced Taxation,
Law of the European Union, Business Associations and Sale of Goods.
Professor O'Brien's course and research webpage.
Andrew J. Petter, Q.C., Dean of Law, (email@example.com),
LL.B. (UVic) 1981, LL.M. (Cambridge) 1982, called to the Bar
of Saskatchewan in 1983. Professor Petter joined the Faculty
as Assistant Professor in 1986. He was promoted to Associate Professor
in 1988 and Professor in 2004. Prior to joining the Faculty, he
taught as an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School from
1984 to 1986. From 1991 to 2001, he served as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and held numerous cabinet
portfolios, including Attorney General. H is major fields of interest
are constitutional law, civil liberties and legislative and regulatory
processes. He has written extensively on these topics, and has
contributed chapters to several works on constitutional law. Professor
Petter teaches Legal Process and Civil Liberties.
J. Pirie (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. (Waterloo) 1972, LL.B. (Dalhousie) 1975, LL.M. (Wellington)
1976, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978. Professor Pirie
was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1981. From 1986 to 1987
he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University
of Ottawa. Professor Pirie's teaching and scholarship focus on
alternative dispute resolution (ADR) with principal interests
in the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation. He teaches
courses on Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice, Mediation
and Lawyers as well as Legal Process, Civil Procedure and Lawyers
and Ethics. Professor Pirie served as the Executive Director of
the UVic Institute for Dispute Resolution from 1989 to 1996.
Heather Raven (Nakasheohow), (email@example.com),
B.A. (U.B.C.) 1982, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1985, called
to the Bar of British Columbia in 1987. Heather Raven is
a member of the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation. She joined the
Faculty in 1992. Prior to her appointment, she practiced employment
and labour law in Vancouver. As a Senior Instructor, her teaching
areas are Employment Law, Commercial Law and Aboriginal Law. In
2004-06, she will serve on a part-time basis, as the Diversity
Advisor to the University Provost. She served as a member of the
British Columbia Police Commission from 1992 to 1994, as Vice-Chair
of British Columbia's Public Service Appeal Board from 1994 to
1999, as a board member of the Canadian Journal of Women and the
Law from 1997-2001 and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors
of the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
B.A. (Queen's) 1982, LL.B. (UVic) 1985, LL.M. (Osgoode Hall)
1993, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1987. Professor
Tollefson’s work on environmental and resource topics has
been published in a variety of law reviews and journals in Canada,
the United States and Europe. He is the editor of The Wealth
of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry
(1998), co-author of cleanair.ca: a citizen’s action
guide (2000) and is working on a manuscript that considers
the impact of eco-certification of BC forestry. Increasingly,
his research has focused on civil society engagement around issues
of trade and environment. He is a fellow of the Leadership through
Environment and Development International, a member of Canada’s
National Advisory committee under the NAFTA environmental side
agreement, and the past President of the Sierra Legal Defence
Fund (1997-2001). He was founding executive director of the UVic
Environmental Law Centre, and directs the Faculty’s public
interest environmental law clinical program. Professor Tollefson was promoted to full Professor in 2007.
Professor Tollefson's course and research webpage.
B.A. (U.B.C.) 1973, Ph.D. (Cambridge) 1976, is
the Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous
Governance and Philosophy. He taught in Political Science and
Philosophy at McGill University 1977-96, where he was Chair 1994-96
and Advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
He was Professor and Chair of Political Science at UVic 1996-2001.
In 2001-2003 he was the inaugural Henry N.R. Jackman Distinguished
Professor in Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto
in Philosophy, Political Science and Law. In 2003 he returned
to the University of Victoria. He is Fellow of the Royal Society
of Canada and Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation (trudeaufoundation.ca).
He is the author or editor of 8 books and many articles in contemporary
political and legal philosophy and its history, and in Canadian
political and legal philosophy, including: ‘The Unfreedom
of the Moderns in relation to constitutional democracy’,
Modern Law Review (March 2002), ‘Political Philosophy
as a Critical Activity’, Political Theory (August
2002), Multinational Democracies (2001), Strange
Multiplicity: Constitutionalism in an age of diversity (1996),
An Approach to Political Philosophy (1993). He is a general
editor of the Ideas in Context Series (Cambridge University
Press), the Clarendon edition of the works of John Locke
(Oxford University Press), and Political Theory: An International
Journal of Political Philosophy.
Anne Waldron, Q.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org),
B.A. (Brandon) 1969, LL.B. (Manitoba) 1973, LL.M. (U.B.C.) 1975, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1975.
Professor Waldron was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1976
as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1992.
She was Associate Dean of the Faculty from 1988 to 1990 and Acting
Dean from 1993 to 1994. Her teaching areas are Contracts, Real
Property Transactions, and Commercial Law. Her major research
interests are real estate law and plain language research. She
is the author of The Law of Interest in Canada, and co-author
(with Professors S.M. Waddams and M.J. Trebilcock) of Cases
and Materials on Contracts. She is currently serving as the
Associate Vice-President of Legal Affairs for the University of
B.A. (U.B.C.) 1980, LL.B. (McGill) 1984, LL.M. (Osgoode)
1988. Professor Webber holds the Canadian
Research Chair in Law and Society. Professor Webber is widely
recognized as an exceptional law and society scholar in the areas
of cultural diversity, constitutional theory and indigenous rights.
Prior to joining the Faculty he was Dean of Law at the University
of Sydney, NSW, Australia. He is the author of Reimagining
Canada: Language, Culture, Community and the Canadian Constitution
(1994). Professor Webber's
course and research webpage.
Visiting, Adjunct, Emeritus and Honourary Faculty
Judge Keith Bracken,
B.A. (Saskatchewan), LL.B. (Saskatchewan) 1976, of the Bar
of British Columbia. From 1977 to 1991 Judge Bracken practiced
law in Victoria. He has practiced largely in the areas of commercial
litigation, including banking, municipal and insurance law; was
appointed to the Provincial Court of British Columbia in February
1991 and is currently sitting in the South Vancouver Island District
of the Court. Judge Bracken was also a member of the RCMP from
1963 to 1971 and after training in Ottawa he was stationed at
various small detachments in Saskatchewan.
B.A. (UVic) 1977, LL.B. (Osgoode) 1981, of the Bars of Ontario
and British Columbia. Adjunct Professor.
LL.B. (Toronto) 1979, of the Bar of Ontario, is a partner
in the firm of Ogilvy Renault in Toronto. Mr. Cameron has extensive
experience in intellectual property litigation including trial
work and interlocutory injunction practice before the Ontario
Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He is an Adjunct Professor
of Patent and Trade Secrets Law and Information Technology Law
at the Faculty of Law of the Univ. of Toronto. He has written
and is featured in 2 educational videos published by Canada Law
Book - "How to be an Effective Trial Witness" and "Preparing
to be an Expert Witness".
Patricia Cochran, B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (U.B.C.), LL.M. (UVic), is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, researching the role of "common sense" in legal judgment. Her LL.M. research at UVic concerned the role of judicial notice in anti-poverty litigation. Ms. Cochran has also practiced constitutional and administrative law, particularly in the area of social welfare law in British Columbia. Her research interests include evidence law, constitutional law, and legal and political theory.
Deborah Curran, B.A. Honours (Trent) 1991, LL.B.
(UVic) 1995, LL.M. (California Berkeley) 2002.
Deborah's areas of interest and research are land use planning,
municipal, property, and water law. Deborah is currently on leave
from West Coast Environmental Law where she holds the position
of Sustainable Land Use Lawyer. She has worked on environmental
and land use law issues since she was called to the Bar of British
Columbia in 1997. Deborah's areas of expertise and interests include
land use planning, growth management, smart growth, water, the
protection of agricultural land and property law. She is a co-founder
and board member of Smart Growth B.C. Deborah holds a law degree
from the University of Victoria (1995), and a masters in law degree
from the University of California, Berkeley (2002). The subject
of her LL.M. thesis was "Takings and Expropriation in
North America: Limits on Local Government Regulation."
Davis, B.A. (Western Ontario), LL.B. (UVic) is a
graduate of UVic Law and an associate with Heenan Blaikie in Toronto
. Mr. Davis practices in all areas of intellectual property
law, with a focus on litigation. He has worked with
and written on copyright, trade-mark, domain name
and jurisdiction issues relating to the Internet
Joyce De Witt-Van Oosten,
B.A. (Alberta), LL.B. (Alberta) 1991, is employed as Crown counsel with the Ministry
of the Attorney General, Province of British Columbia. She was
called to the bar in March 1993, following a one year clerkship
with the Supreme Court of Canada. She has worked as Crown counsel
since January 1994. From 1994 to January 2001, she was a full
time trial prosecutor in Vernon. Ms. DeWitt-Van Oosten was also
Administrative Crown counsel for the Vernon office for approximately
four years. She moved to Victoria in 2001 and is now with the
Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions office of the Criminal
Justice Branch,working full time as counsel for the Crown on criminal
R.C. (Tino) DiBella
is a UVic graduate in Honours History (1976) and Law (1979), was
called to the BC Bar in 1980 and practices law in Victoria with
Jawl & Bundon. His preferred areas of practice are wills and
estates, estate litigation, insolvency and creditors' remedies,
residential and commercial tenancies and condominium law. Mr.
Di Bella is a contributing editor to BC Debtor-Creditor Law and
Precedents (Carswell: 1993) and a frequent lecturer for the CLE
Society of BC and the PLTC program of the Law Society of BC.
Stephen Ferance is a graduate of UVic Law and a partner in the Vancouver office of Smart & Biggar. His practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for computer-related inventions including software, e-commerce, encryption and other Internet technologies, electronics hardware, telecommunications inventions including fibre optic networks and wireless networks, applied physics inventions including semiconductor chip manufacturing processes and medical imaging technologies, bioinformatics inventions, automotive inventions including power supply and control systems for hybrid electric vehicles, and numerous other technologies. He also advises his patent clients on a wide range of intellectual property law issues, and acts as a consultant in intellectual property litigation matters. He has successfully appeared before the Canadian Patent Appeal Board, and routinely practises before international intellectual property organizations and offices. He is the author of numerous published articles on patent law and intellectual property, and has lectured on various patent law topics. He has been recognized in the International Who's Who of Professionals.
Laura M. Ford, B.A. Criminology (S.F.U.), LL.B. (UVic), is Crown Counsel in Victoria. After clerking for the Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver), she articled at Harper Grey Easton in Vancouver, and was called to the bar in 1991. She practiced civil litigation at HGE until 1993 when she joined the Provincial Crown. Since then she has prosecuted in various locations throughout the lower mainland, and on Vancouver Island.
Freedman , B.A. Honours (New College of the University
of Florida) 1987, M.P.A. (Queen's) 1988, LL.B. (Queen's) 1991, LL.M. (Virginia ) 1992,
Law Clerk to the Hon. Mr. Justice Lambert, B.C. Court of Appeal,
1992-1993. Professor Freedman has taught Aboriginal law courses
as an adjunct Professor at U.B.C. from 1996-present. He was called
to the Bar in British Columbia and Alberta , is a member of the
Executive of the Aboriginal Law Section of Canadian Bar Association
(Vancouver Branch) from 1998-2003, and is a speaker/author of
a number of publications on aboriginal law issues. Professor Freedman
is also a Member of the American Society of International Law.
Currently Professor Freedman is a Partner with the Victoria firm,
LL.B. (Osgoode) 1975, LL.M. (London School of Economics) 1981,
of the Bar of British Columbia. Nils Jensen received an LL.B.
from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1975 and an LL.M. from the London
School of Economics in 1981. Following his LL.M he taught for
seven years at the Faculty of the Department of Law at Carleton
University in Ottawa. He has practised law for 20 years in B.C.
and Ontario and is currently with the Crown Counsel's Office in
Victoria. Adjunct Professor.
B.A., B.Ed. (Saskatchewan), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M., J.S.D. (Columbia),
of the Bar of British Columbia
David Loukidelis, B.C.L. (Oxford) 1987, LL.B. (Osgoode) 1984, M.A. English Language & Literature (Medieval Studies) (Edinburgh) 1980, B.A. Studies in English Literature (Toronto) 1975-1977. As B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, David is an officer of the Legislature. He is responsible for enforcing compliance with the privacy protection and access to information provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the private sector privacy rules of the Personal Information Protection Act. He is also Registrar of Lobbyists under the Lobbyists Registration Act. David was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1985. He clerked for Madame Justice Bertha Wilson, of the Supreme Court of Canada, in 1985-1986. His practice experience includes his years, from 1992-1999, with Lidstone Young Anderson, a Vancouver-based local government law firm, where he had a broad practice that included public-private partnerships, land use and planning law and public law. David has been an Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law (teaching the law of restitution) and at U.B.C.’s School of Community & Regional Planning (teaching environmental law)..
Peter D. Maddaugh Q.C., B.A.
(Queen's) 1965, LL.B., M.A. (Toronto) 1968, LL.M. (Harvard)
1969, of the Bar of Ontario
Ken Madsen, B.A., Geography (U.B.C.) 1986, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1989, B.Ed. (U.B.C.) 2000, has been Crown Counsel since 1991. He has prosecuted criminal offences in Provincial, Youth, and British Columbia Supreme Court. Since November 2004, Mr. Madsen has been based in Victoria, practicing strictly as appellate counsel, appearing in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
Michael Manson is
a partner in the Vancouver office of Smart & Biggar, his
practice covering all areas of intellectual property, primarily
in litigation. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1984 and the British
Columbia Bar in 1995, he obtained a B.Sc. (Biology) degree and
a Teaching Diploma from McGill University and his law degree
from the University of British Columbia. He has appeared
as counsel in a wide cross-section of patent, trade-mark and
copyright proceedings before the Federal Court and Provincial
Courts of Ontario and British Columbia and as an expert witness
on Letters Rogatory in British Columbia before the United States
District Court, District of Oregon. One aspect of his litigation
practice focuses extensively on anti-counterfeiting, representing
clients across the luxury goods, sports wear, entertainment and
business software and consumer goods industries. With extensive
involvement in trade-mark filing and prosecution, both domestic
and foreign, I.P. licensing and opinion work, he has written
numerous articles, lectures extensively, and has spoken at IP
conferences and seminars in Canada, the United States, Europe
and Japan. An adjunct professor teaching patent law at
the University of Victoria Law School, he is also a past member
and chairman of several IP law committees internationally and
domestically. Michael has served on the INTA-CPR Panel
of Neutrals for Canada for Trade-mark disputes, and the INTA
Academic Recruitment Subcommittee, and is a panellist on the
CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel of The British Columbia
International Commercial Arbitration Centre. Michael has
an “AV” rating by Marindale-Hubbell, has been listed
in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent
Experts and Guide to the World’s Leading Trade-mark
Law Experts, and is recommended by LEXPERT: The Canadian
Legal Directory. Adjunct Professor.
Sandra K. McCallum, B.Jur. (Monash) 1967, LL.B. (Monash) 1968, LL.M. (U.B.C.) 1974, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1981. Emeritus Professor.
The Honourable William
R. McIntyre, C.C., Q.C., B.A. (Saskatchewan) 1939, LL.B.
(Saskatchewan) 1947, LL.D. (UVic) 1995, called to the Bars of Saskatchewan
and British Columbia in 1947. Honourary Professor.
B.A. (Alberta) 1974, LL.B. (Alberta) 1978, LL.M. (U.B.C.) 2001,
has been involved in the field of conflict resolution since 1983.
She has played key roles in numerous Canadian and international
conflict resolution organizations and initiatives in academic,
community, nonprofit, public and private sectors. She is a founding
director of Peacemakers Trust, a Canadian charitable organization
for education and research in conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
She is a member of the bar in British Columbia. Ms. Morris is
an Associate and a former Executive Director of the Institute
for Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria, where she
worked in several leadership roles from 1992-1998. She also an
Associate of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) at
the University of Victoria. She has taught internationally in
non-formal and formal settings, including graduate level courses
at the University of Victoria, Osgoode Hall Law School, Chulalongkorn
University and the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Her papers
and publications include works on mediator ethics and qualifications,
conflict and culture, ADR in legal education, religion and conflict,
and peacebuilding in Cambodia. Her LL.M. thesis is entitled "Peacebuilding
in Cambodia: Transforming Public Dialogue about Human Rights."
Mary H. Mullens
B.A. (Queen's) 1981, LL.B. (McGill) 1985, M.B.A. (Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto) 2002. Mary
has extensive experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer in Ontario
and spent 15 years as an associate and partner at the law firm
Torys. After completing her MBA in 2002, she became Vice President
& General Counsel of Tarion Warranty Corporation where she
built and managed a 13 person law department. Mary moved
to B.C. in 2005 and now holds the position of Director of the Business
Law Clinic. After her call to the Bar of Ontario in 1987, she
specialized in the area of real property transactions. She is
a former board member of Wildlife Protection Trust Canada and
of Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women and currently sits as
a director on the board of the Victoria Philharmonic Choir Society.
Robert A. Mulligan,
B.A. (UVic) 1969, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1972, of the Bar
of British Columbia. Adjunct Professor..
Sara Neely, B.Sc. (U.B.C.) 1978, LL.B. (UVic) 1982, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1983. A native of Victoria, Sara Neely practiced law in Victoria for one year following her call to the Bar before joining the Vancouver Crown Counsel office where she served on behalf of the Provincial Crown in the Provincial, County and Supreme Courts. In 1987, she joined Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP as an associate lawyer. Her work included personal injury defence litigation, followed by three years managing the wills and estates practice for the firm. In 1993, Ms. Neely was asked by the then - President of BC Children's Hospital Foundation to start the Foundation's planned giving program, one of the first programs of its type in British Columbia. The program supports a broad range of activities, represents a significant portion of the Foundation's annual revenue and now includes five other staff. She has written and lectured extensively in the area of charitable giving and serves as a volunteer in several capacities in the charitable sector. In 2004, Ms. Neely returned to Victoria where she continues to serve as Director, Development – Gift & Estate Planning for BC Children's Hospital Foundation raising funds and awareness for child health.
B.Com. (Toronto) 1960, LL.B. (U.B.C.) 1964, LL.M.
(Harvard) 1965, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1968 and to the
Bar of British Columbia in 1966. Professor Neilson was a
member of the faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
between 1966 and 1973. He served as Deputy Minister of Consumer
Services in the British Columbia Government from 1973 to 1976.
Appointed Professor at UVic in 1977, and Dean from 1985 to 1990,
Professor Neilson has held visiting appointments in Thailand,
Australia, Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam. A Fellow of the
International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, he has served
since 1992 as the Director of the UVic Centre for Asia-Pacific
Initiatives. He was appointed to the Chair in Asia-pacific Legal
Relations in 2000. Professor Neilson has extensive experience
directing law reform, legal education, capacity building and economic
development programs in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam,
Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. His research interests
include international trade and business law, competition policy,
legislative management and regulatory modeling. He is the co-editor
and contributing author of Law & Economic Development:
Cases and Materials from Southeast Asia, and author of The
Vietnam Investment Manual. Professor Emeritus.
Nouvet is a litigation associate at Cook Roberts LLP,
in Victoria . She practices in the area of Aboriginal Law primarily,
with a focus on Crown-Aboriginal consultation, work for Aboriginal
groups involved in the B.C. Treaty Process, Indian Act disputes,
treaty rights litigation, and Supreme Court of Canada interventions.
She has acted as co-counsel on interventions at the Supreme Court
of Canada in the following cases: British Columbia v. Okanagan
Indian Band, Haida Nation v. British Columbia , R.v. Bernard and
R. v. Marshall , Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada and R. v.
Morris and Olsen. Ms. Nouvet completed her LL.B. at the University
of Toronto in 2000. She clerked with Justice Binnie in 2000-2001,
and completed her articles at Arvay Finlay , Victoria . She holds
a Bachelor of Economics from McGill University.
The Honourable J.J. Oliphant, Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba will be visiting with us as a Judge in Residence from September 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007. Justice Oliphant graduated from the Faculty of Law, U of Manitoba in 1967 and was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1967. He practiced law with Johnston and Company from 1967 to 1985 with an emphasis on criminal and civil litigation. From 1970 to 1985 he was an arbitrator in labour arbitrations in Manitoba. In 1980 he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel, in 1985 appointed as a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, in 1990 appointed as Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba and in 2002 appointed a Deputy Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice. Justice Oliphant has lectured at the Faculty of Law, U. of Manitoba on pretrial conferences, alternative dispute resolution and sentencing.
Percival's practice is devoted to commercial transactions involving information
technology and electronic commerce. He has extensive experience
in advising clients on a wide array of commercial information
technology matters such as technology outsourcing projects, strategic
alliances and joint ventures, technology development, acquisition
and transfer, privacy issues and Internet-based e-commerce
businesses. Mr. Percival is actively involved in numerous
legal and technology industry associations, including his current
appointment as the Co-Chair of the Canadian IT Law Association's
Electronic Commerce Committee. Prior to entering the practice
of law, Mr. Percival was employed in a business capacity
with Prime Computer of Canada Limited and with the Telecommunications
Business Group of Digital Equipment of Canada Limited. His information
technology and telecommunications industry business experience
has uniquely equipped him with significant industry knowledge
and understanding, as well as a practical, business-oriented perspective
and approach in addressing the legal issues surrounding information
B.A. (UVic), LL.B. (UVic) 1987, of the Bar of British Columbia,
is the Assistant Director of the Law Centre Clinical Program
assisting students in that program to develop their legal knowledge
and skills when handling poverty client claims. Mr. Perks previously
practiced as a sole practitioner in Victoria primarily in the
areas of criminal and civil litigation.
Plant, LL.M. (Cambridge) 1989, LL.B. (Dalhousie) 1981, LL.B. (Southampton)
1980, A.B. (Harvard) 1978. Geoff Plant was the
Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister responsible
for Treaty Negotiations from 2001 to 2005. He was first elected
to the British Columbia Legislature in 1996 and from 1996 to 2001
was Opposition Justice Critic, as well as serving on a number
of legislative and caucus committees. As Attorney General, Mr.
Plant was the Chair of the Legislative Review Committee and the
minister responsible for the creation and oversight of the Citizens'
Assembly on Electoral Reform. Prior to his election to the Legislature,
Mr. Plant was a partner in a Vancouver law firm, where he practiced
as a litigation lawyer with particular emphasis on aboriginal
and public law. He was counsel in a number of leading aboriginal
rights and title cases, including the landmark case of Delgamuukw
v. British Columbia . He lectured and wrote extensively on aboriginal
and education law.
J. Andre Rachert completed his Master's Degree in Criminology then went on to study law at the University of Victoria. After articling with Lindsay Kenney (a Vancouver firm), he joined the Tax Litigation section of the federal Department of Justice (Vancouver). In his three years at the Department of Justice, Andre advised on various tax matters and argued tax cases in the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal - all on behalf of the tax collector. In 1998, Andre joined Dwyer Tax Lawyers and started to act on behalf of taxpayers. He has contested tax reassessments and has defended clients against tax evasion charges. He also provides tax and estate planning advice. Andre teaches tax to Victoria Bar Admission Course students, has lectured for the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a frequent speaker on tax-related matters to other groups.
T. Murray Rankin, Q.C. is a partner in the firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP. He was a Professor of Law at the University of Victoria for over a decade, and was educated at Queen's University, University of Toronto and Harvard Law School. He completed his Masters of Law thesis at Harvard Law School in the field of information law. In 1983, he worked at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris in the Directorate of Science Technology and Industry on Transborder Information Flows. He served with Dr. David Flaherty as consultant to the House of Commons committee that conducted the review of the Access to Information and Privacy Acts in 1987 . Subsequently in 1992 he was appointed as the Special Advisor to the then Attorney General of British Columbia, responsible for the policy formation and drafting of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Most recently, he was co-author of PIPEDA: An Annotated Guide, published by Irwin Law in 2000 and has lectured and written articles on privacy topics involving the new PIPEDA and advised a number of clients in the public and private sectors concerning this legislation. Adjunct Professor.
Richards (email@example.com) graduated from Carleton University with an honours
degree in Economics in 1984 and from the UVic Law School in 1988.
For seven years he worked as a legal advocate with the Together
Against Poverty Society (TAPS) in Victoria B.C. assisting and
representing persons in poverty with their income assistance (welfare)
and employment insurance rights. During this time he developed
training courses and materials to teach legal advocacy knowledge
and skills to lay advocates. He has been a guest lecturer at the
Faculty of Law and the Social Work Faculty at the University of
Victoria. For several years he was a member of the board of directors
of the Victoria Law Centre. At present he is working on social
policy and research on poverty issues with the Vancouver Island
Public Interest Research Group, a non-profit student funded organization
at the University of Victoria.
B.A. (Hons), LL.B., M.P.A. (UVic), LL.M. is Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, and Research Associate, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta. Her research in the health law field focuses on: public health law; health system reform, resource allocation and access to health care; consent, privacy and confidentiality; and legal issues in genetics and biotechnology. She co-edited and contributed to the writing of "Public Health Law and Policy in Canada" (Butterworths, 2005). Nola has presented at events across Canada, as well as in the United States, Australia, Japan and Europe. She is a past editor of the Health Law Journal and Health Law Review. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Law and Policy Review and is a member of a joint University of Victoria-Vancouver Island Health Authority research ethics board. Nola was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1999 and has practiced in areas of constitutional, administrative and human rights law.
R. Robinson, Q.C., B.A. (Saskatchewan) 1962, LL.B. (Saskatchewan)
1963, LL.M. (Harvard) 1968, called to the Bar of British Columbia
in 1964. Professor Emeritus.
Caron Rollins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Law Librarian, B.Sc. (Alberta) 1978, M.L.S. (Alberta) 1988,
joined UVic in 1997. From 1988 to 1996 she was a Reference Librarian
at the Weir Law Library and a sessional lecturer in the Faculty
of Law and the School of Library Science at the University of
Alberta. Caron was part of the UofA team awarded an SSHRC Support
to Specialized Collections Grant (Native Studies). In 2000 she
held the Visiting Fellowship in Law Librarianship at the Institute
of Advanced Legal Studies. She is a member of CAPI's Vietnam Legal
Reform Assistance Project. Her interests are legal research instruction,
and collection development.
has practiced environmental law for over twenty years, as counsel
for West Coast Environmental Law Association, the Farmworkers
Legal Services Project, and the Forest Practices Board of British
Columbia. He has extensive experience in both environmental litigation
and successful lobbying for environmental reform. He was an associate
to Commissioner Stephen Owen during the historic Commissioner
on Resources and Environment process. Mr. Sandborn has published
widely on environmental law issues, having written Preventing
Toxic Pollution: Towards a British Columbia Strategy; Green Space
and Growth: Conserving Natural Areas in BC Communities; A Citizen's
Guide to the Environmental Appeal Board; Finding Common Ground;
and Law Reform for Sustainable Development in BC. He
also wrote the best-selling Pocket Guide to British Columbia
Law. He has published numerous newspaper articles calling
for environmental reform. Mr. Sandborn drafted the first endangered
species bill ever presented to federal Parliament, in 1990. Among
other things, he has helped to successfully lobby for BC's first
farm worker health and safety regulations, WCB coverage for farm
workers, BC Hydro's Power Smart program, Vancouver's Integrated
Pest Management policy, the provincial government requirements
that producers of paints, solvents and pesticides dispose of the
used containers, the provincial government's shift to a comprehensive
pollution prevention policy, legislation to facilitate the operations
of land trusts, and the banning of falcon harvesting. Adjunct Professor.
van Cuylenborg obtained
a B.A. degree at the University of British Columbia in 1989 and
an LL.B. degree from the University of Victoria in 1992. Currently
a partner with the Cook Roberts law firm in Victoria, he practices
primarily in the area of wills and estate planning, administration
of estates, real estate transactions, and the incorporation, purchase,
and sale of businesses. John is a member of the Canadian Bar Association
and of the Real Estate and Wills and Estates CBA subsections in
Victoria . He is a former member of the UVic Board of Governors
and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the University
of Victoria Foundation . He has been an occasional lecturer at
Continuing Legal Education sessions.
W.M. Waters, Q.C., F.R.S.C., B.A. (Oxon) 1952, B.C.L.
(Oxon) 1953, M.A. (Oxon) 1958, Ph.D. (London) 1963, D.C.L. (Oxon)
1990, LL.D. (UVic) 1995, called to the Bar of England in 1958,
and Bar of British Columbia in 1980. Professor Emeritus.
Sue Wishart is a partner in the firm of McKimm & Wishart and practices exclusively in the area of criminal defence law. Sue obtained her LLB from UVic in 1994. From 1997 to 2000 Sue was a clinical instructor with The Law Centre. In 2000 she joined her current partner, Mayland McKimm Q.C. in representing clients across the province and at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. She is also active with the Canadian Bar Association and is the Chair of the Criminal Justice Section in Victoria. As part of a CBA international program, she traveled to China in 2006 to provide advocacy training to members of the All China Lawyer’s Association.
Yates, B.A. (UVic) 1978, M.A. (Carleton), LL.B. (UVic),
of the Bar of British Columbia, graduated from the first
law class at University of Victoria in 1978. She has practised
in the intervening years primarily in the field of personal injury
litigation from the Plaintiff s side and her practice includes
motor vehicle, medical malpractice, estate litigation and civil
sexual assault litigation. She has taught Civil Procedure and
Advocacy at the Law School and teaches PLTC in Victoria each summer.
M. Lawson (email@example.com),
Systems Administrator / Webmaintainer
Before graduating from the Univeristy
of Victoria in 1996, Rich helped create the first Marketing
on the Internet course for the Faculty of Business. After
graduating, he went to work in the private sector doing database
programming and system administration for a manufacturing
company. Later he worked for a little dot-com company
in Calgary where he was operations manager. Following
that he came to the Faculty of Law. Rich has presented
papers on Legal Information Technology at Legal IT conferences.
He is also developing an Expert System for Legal Clinics in
conjunction with the UVic legal clinic (The
Career Development Officer
B.A., B.Ed., LL.B. (Windsor),
Barrister & Solicitor of Osgoode Hall
Manager, Development & External Relations
Francine Proctor, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cooperative Legal Education Coordinator
B.B.A. (Simon Fraser),
TBA, Admissions and Financial Aid Officer