Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey
Faculty of Law

LLB (Hons) - University of Ghana (1988), BL - Ghana Law School (1990), LLM - Queen's University, Kingston (1991), LLM - University of Calgary (1993), DJur - Osgoode Hall Law School (1996)

Area of expertise

torts, remedies, insurance, race ethnicity and the law, feminist analysis of law, critical theory


I am a Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. I am currently serving as Acting Associate Vice President Academic Planning. I served as Associate Dean, Administration and Research from 2010 - 2016. I served as Chair of the Employment Equity Advisory Group (EMAG) of the University Human Rights Committee from 2013–2015. I joined the Faculty of Law as a visiting Assistant Professor in 1998, became a tenure-track faculty member in 2000 and was promoted to Professor in 2010.

My teaching and research interests are in the areas of torts; remedies; insurance; race, ethnicity and the law; feminist analysis of law; and critical theory. I received the Terry J Wuester Teaching Excellence Award in 2019.

My research focuses on issues of marginalization in tort remedies and insurance law. I am particularly interested in personal and fatal injury damages. I am co-author (with Ken Cooper-Stephenson) of Personal Injury Damages in Canada, 3rd ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2018); (with Jamie Cassels) Remedies: The Law of Damages, 3rd ed. (Irwin Law, 2014); Berryman et al, Remedies: Cases and Materials, 8th ed (Emond Montgomery, 2020). I revised the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Insurance (Carswell, 2016).

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