Susan Breau

Dean of Law


Susan Breau

Susan Breau

Susan Breau
Tel:250 721-8147
Fax:250 721-8146

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

Dr. Breau was the Head of the School of Law at the University of Reading, UK from 2014-2018, and has a distinguished record of achievement as a researcher, teacher and administrator. Her scholarship engages with multiple forms of law and legal orders, particularly in the law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international disaster law.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Arts degrees at Queen’s University. She practiced law in Kingston, Ontario, for almost 20 years before completing Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has taught and lectured at law schools throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. Dr. Breau was the Dorset Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Dr. Breau will serve as Dean of Law for a five-year term from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. 

  • BA – Queen's University
  • LLB – Queen's University
  • MA - Queen's University
  • LLM – London School of Economics and Political Science
  • PhD - London School of Economics and Political Science