Hugh Gwillim

Adjunct professor

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2
Hugh Gwillim graduated from UVIC law in 1989 and articled in Vancouver. After his call to the Bar, he practised as a defence lawyer for 10 years. In 2000, he moved to the Nanaimo Crown Counsel office, where he continued to work on major crime files and also became a wiretap agent. In 2006, Gwillim moved to Victoria and took a position with the Legal Services Branch of the BC Ministry of Attorney General. He appeared on behalf of the provincial government on civil claims in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and in other forums, including arbitrations and coroner's inquests. Gwillim recently transferred to the Aboriginal Litigation Group in the Ministry of Attorney General. He has been a Supervising Director for the Native Community Law Office in Duncan and is involved in various professional and pro-bono organizations. In June 2010, he was an NGO delegate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

  • BA – Alberta (1984)
  • LLB – UVic (1989)