Jamie Cassels

Jamie Cassels has been a Professor of Law at the University of Victoria since 1981. He has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Vice President Academic and Provost of the university from 2001 to 2010. He obtained his B.A. from Carleton (1976), LL.B. from Western (1980) and LL.M. from Columbia University (1981). He is a lawyer and member of the Law Society of British Columbia. His areas of expertise include remedies, legal theory, contracts and torts and civil litigation and he has published widely in his fields. Among his publications are a book on the Bhopal gas disaster in India, entitled The Uncertain Promise of Law: Lessons from Bhopal (University of Toronto Press, 1993); Remedies: The Law of Damages (Irwin Law, 2000) (2nd edition Irwin Law, 2008 with Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey); and Complex Litigation: The Law of Large-Scale Claims (Irwin Law, 2005 with Craig Jones). Professor Cassels has written numerous academic articles, including a series examining various forms of discrimination in civil litigation. Professor Cassels has received a number of awards for his scholarship and teaching. He has twice received UVic Law's Master Teacher Award and is also the recipient of the University of Victoria Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2002, he was one of 10 university professors in Canada to be named a 3M Teaching Fellow. In 1999, Professor Cassels received the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence, and was named British Columbia Queen's Council in 2003.

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