Mary Anne Waldron, QC


Mary Anne Waldron

Mary Anne Waldron, QC

Tel: 250-721-7114
Fax: 250-721-7216
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

I was appointed to the Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in 1976 and promoted to professor in 1992. I served as associate dean of the faculty from 1988 to 1990 and acting dean from 1993 to 1994. In January 2000, I was appointed to the position of Associate Vice-President Legal Affairs for the University of Victoria and remained in that position until January 2009, returning to the Faculty of Law in July 2010. My teaching interests include Contracts, Commercial Law, Legal Skills and Legal Ethics. I have twice received the Faculty of Law's Terry J. Wuester Teaching Award.

I am the author of numerous articles on commercial law subjects, particularly in the area of regulating interest in lending transactions. I am the author of the Law of Interest in Canada and co-author (with Professor S.M. Waddams and others) of Cases and Materials on Contracts (4th ed.). I have been a member of several working groups for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, recommending reforms to criminal interest provisions of the Criminal Code and reforms to the Interest Act. I sit on the editorial boards of three practice manuals produced by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

I also have research interests related to freedom of conscience and religion. From 2009 to 2010, I was a visiting fellow at the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. My book, Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada will be released by University of Toronto Press in May, 2013.