Andrew J Pirie


Andrew J. Pirie

Andrew J Pirie

Tel: 250-721-8179
Fax: 250-721-8146
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

I was first appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1981, have been a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa, and have had on-leave appointments in the BC Ministry of Attorney General working on access to justice issues and in the New Zealand Law Society, redesigning their national bar admission program. I was also the founding director of the UVic Institute for Dispute Resolution and held that position from 1989-96.

My teaching interests focus on alternative dispute resolution, civil procedure, and legal ethics and professionalism. I have written extensively, particularly in the area of ADR including Alternative Dispute Resolution: Skills, Science and the Law published in 2000 and am a co-editor of several works including The Civil Litigation Process (2010) and The Theory and Practice of Representative Negotiation (2008). I have presented papers and led workshops on dispute resolution, negotiation, and mediation in the US, England, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates.

I continue to work to integrate issues of professional ethics and enhanced approaches to legal problem solving more broadly into the law school curriculum.

I am also a member of Lawyers on Stage Theatre (LOST) which performs theatre to support local charitable causes.