Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey


Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey

Tel: 250-721-8182
Fax: 250-721-8146

Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

I am a Professor and 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 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. 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).

I received the Terry J Wuester Teaching Award in 2019.

I serve as the Dean of Law’s representative on the British Columbia Law Institute Board of Directors.

I am also a member of the Expert Committee of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize.

Curriculum vitae

  • 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)

List of publications

Learn more about Professor Adjin-Tettey's research on the Social Science Research Network.

  • The Private Law Process: Torts - LAW108C
  • Remedies - LAW318
  • Insurance Law - LAW344
  • Race, Ethnicity, Culture and the Law - LAW358