John Fairlie, BMus, LLB, LLM, is a faculty member in the School of Legal Studies at Capilano University in North Vancouver. He was the lead developer of Capilano’s Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal) degree, which launched in 2010. He has taught a range of law courses—including introduction to law, jurisprudence, torts, contracts, property, family, company, business, criminal, evidence, and legal research—and was chair of the School of Legal Studies from 2007 to 2019.
He has also lectured at Simon Fraser University in the School of Criminology and at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in the School of Business. His other pursuits have included working as a legal writer and co-running a small importing business.
John is the author of Introduction to Law in Canada (3rd edition, 2023) and A Brief Introduction to Law in Canada (2nd edition, 2021), both published by Emond. In addition, he is the author of How to Find Canadian Law, a guide to legal research (1999).