Anthony Daimsis has been teaching at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common Law Section since 2003 and is the director of the Bijural (common law/civil law) National Program. He teaches contracts and torts law, international sales law, international commercial arbitration, dispute resolution and professional responsibility, and legal writing.
He supervises the Common Law Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot teams, and he is the current moot court coordinator for the Common Law Section. Under his coaching, the University of Ottawa has won Vis moot, the biggest moot in the world, not once, but twice. He also coached the FDI team to a world championship and as Jessup coach, his team is the six-time national Canadian champion. He is the lead instructor for the University of Ottawa Professional Certificate in International Arbitration and also works with the National Judicial Institute.
Professor Daimsis is frequently approached to serve as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes. He is on the ICDR panel of international arbitrators and has recently been appointed as the director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canadian branch. In 2008, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies for his contributions to its scholarly activities and publications and in 2011 was awarded the National Capital Award for teaching. Professor Daimsis holds LL.L. and J.D. from the University of Ottawa.