Christopher Waters is Dean of the Faculty of Law. He joined the Faculty in 2007 and served as Associate Dean from 2009-2012. His previous academic post was at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He has been a visiting scholar at several universities, including at Aix-Marseille Université.
During the Fall 2017 term, Dean Waters will be on sabbatical at the Asser Institute in The Hague. Prof. Myra Tawfik will be the Acting Dean during this period.
Dr. Waters' research interests are in the areas of public international law, international humanitarian law, law and politics in Eastern Europe and active transportation and the law. He has extensive human rights and election monitoring field experience in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Waters is co-editor of the Canadian Bar Review with Professor David Tanovich and is on the editorial board of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Ontario Law Commission and is the Canadian representative on the International Law Association's committee on the recognition of states and governments.