Professor Christopher Waters began a term as dean of the Faculty of Law effective April 1, provost Douglas Kneale has announced. Dr. Waters served as acting dean for the last year and has been a member of the faculty since 2007, including a term as associate dean from 2009 to 2012.
“He has earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher and an effective administrator, with a leadership style that inspires and motivates students, staff, and faculty,” said Dr. Kneale. “Chris brings to the role an astute understanding of what legal education in the 21st century needs to be, and he will be a champion for the faculty’s strategic themes of Access to Justice and Transnational Law.”
Waters has strong relationships with alumni and other stakeholders in legal education, and is co-editor of the Canadian Bar Review. His research interests are in the areas of public international law and the relationship between law and active transportation.