UVic welcomes new dean of Law: Susan Breau

Susan BreauDr. Susan Breau has been appointed the new dean of Law at the University of Victoria.

Since 2014, Dr. Breau has been the Head of the School of Law at the University of Reading, UK, 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.

“I am greatly honoured to have been selected as the next Dean of the Faculty particularly at such an important time in its history; with the launch of the joint degree in Canadian common law and Indigenous legal orders, the first program of its kind in the world,” says Breau.  “I am looking forward to working at one of Canada’s leading law schools and with such excellent faculty and staff.”

Dr. Breau’s term begins July 1, 2018 and runs until June 30, 2023.