Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey

Associate Vice-President Academic Programs

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey


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

I am a Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. I am currently serving as the Associate Vice-President Academic Programs. I was 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).

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
As the current Associate Vice-President Academic Programs, I am not currently accepting graduate students for supervision.