Mary Anne Waldron, QC

Professor Emerita

Mary Anne Waldron

Mary Anne Waldron, QC

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria

I was appointed to the Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in 1976 and promoted to professor in 1992. I served as associate dean of the faculty from 1988 to 1990 and acting dean from 1993 to 1994. In January 2000, I was appointed to the position of Associate Vice-President Legal Affairs for the University of Victoria and remained in that position until January 2009, returning to the Faculty of Law in July 2010. I served as the Associate Vice-President of Faculty Relations and Academic Administration. My teaching interests included Contracts, Commercial Law, Legal Skills and Legal Ethics. I have twice received the Faculty of Law's Terry J. Wuester Teaching Award.

I am the author of numerous articles on commercial law subjects, particularly in the area of regulating interest in lending transactions. I am the author of the Law of Interest in Canada and co-author (with Professor S.M. Waddams and others) of Cases and Materials on Contracts (4th ed.). I have been a member of several working groups for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, recommending reforms to criminal interest provisions of the Criminal Code and reforms to the Interest Act. I sat on the editorial boards of three practice manuals produced by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

I also have research interests related to freedom of conscience and religion. From 2009 to 2010, I was a visiting fellow at the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. My book, Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada will be released by University of Toronto Press in May, 2013.

  • BA – Brandon (1969)
  • LLB – University of Manitoba (1973)
  • LLM – UBC (1975)