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About Camille Cameron

Dean Cameron began her career in private practice in a commercial law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she specialized in civil litigation. While in practice she was a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and bar admission courses, and taught Civil Trial Practice and Civil Procedure as a sessional lecturer. After ten years of law practice, she obtained an LLM degree at the University of Cambridge and then took up an academic appointment in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Schulich School of Law, she held academic posts as the Dean of Law at the University of Windsor School of Law, and as a Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she served terms as Associate Dean and as Director of the Civil Justice Research Group.
Her interests in comparative law and legal institutions in post-conflict societies led her to Cambodia in 1996 where she worked with a human rights group training lay criminal defenders and judges. She has worked as a consultant on similar international development projects in various countries, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, China, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Dean Cameron’s current research focuses on class actions, litigation funding and the administration of civil justice. She was a member of an international research collaborative group that published a book on comparative class actions (2016). She has presented on these and related topics at national and international conferences. She co-organised and hosted a conference in July 2013 on litigation funding, and co-edited a edited collection of papers presented at that conference. Other publications include Aid-Effectiveness and Donor Coordination from Paris to Busan: A Cambodian Case Study (with Sally Low), Law and Development Review, 5(2), 167-193, 2012, and The Price of Access to the Civil Courts in Australia: Old Problems and New Solutions - A Commercial Litigation Funding Case Study (in Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure, Springer, 2011).
Dean Cameron has served on numerous committees dealing with academic and senior administrative appointments and promotion, research integrity, reviews of academic departments and faculties, teaching quality and university governance. In Windsor she served as the Chair and a member of the Board of Governors of Legal Aid Windsor, the Chair of the Advisory Board of Community Legal Aid, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Hiatus House. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford.


Present Dean of Law; Weldon Professor of Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

Curriculum Vitae




2013 Commercial Litigation Funding Conference
Law Foundation of Ontario
Colleague(s): Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic
2010 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Federal Court of Australia Case Management Programmes
University of Melbourne Research Grant
2008 The Role of Institutional Litigation Funders in Australia
Melbourne Law School Research Grant
2007 Testing Court Reform Projects in Cambodia and Vietnam
Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant
Colleague(s): Professor Pip Nicholson
2006 Legal Skills Integration Project
University of Melbourne
Colleague(s): Jointly with other colleagues
2005 Governments and Corporations as Model Litigants
Melbourne University Faculty of Law Research Grant
Colleague(s): Michelle Taylor-Sands
2005 Litigation and Liability as Regulation to Reduce Tobacco-Related Harm: ‘Making the Polluter Pay’ for the Harm Tobacco Causes
ARC Australian Postgraduate Award Industry Linkage Grant Application
Colleague(s): Industry Partner Cancer Council of Victoria
2004 Investigation and Analysis of Issue Raised by Self-Representation in Civil Cases in the High Court of Hong Kong
Strategic Research Grant and CERG (Competitive Earmarked Research Grants) funding
Colleague(s): Associate Professor Elsa Kelly and Dr. Eric Chui
2003 Litigation in Action
Multimedia Grant
Colleague(s): Jacqui Horan and Peter Jones
2002 Litigants in Person in Civil Cases: Survey and Interviews of Hong Kong Solicitors
Small-Scale Research Grant, Hong Kong
Colleague(s): Associate Professor Elsa Kelly
2001 Learning Legal Ethics in Context
Melbourne-Monash Multimedia Grant
Colleague(s): Professor Adrian Evans and Peter Jones
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Member, Law Foundation of Ontario Access to Justice Advisory Group
2014 - Present Vice Chair, Legal Aid Windsor Board of Directors
2013 - Present Member, Board of Directors, Hiatus House Shelter for Women and Children
2012 - Present Chair, Community Legal Aid Advisory Board
Present Member, Canadian Bar Association
Present Member, Canadian Council of Law Deans
Present Member, Essex Law Association
Present Member, International Academy of Comparative Law
Present Member, Law and Society Association
Present Member, Nova Scotia Bar
Present Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
2015 Member, Selection Committee, Law Society of Upper Canada Awards
2014 - 2015 Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Council of Law Deans
2014 - 2015 Board Member, Law Commission of Ontario
2014 - 2015 Chair, Ontario Law Deans
2014 - 2015 Member, Selection Committee, Law Commission of Ontario Executive Director
2014 - 2015 Externarl Reviewer, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
2013 - 2015 Member, Advisory Board, National Self-Represented Litigants Project
2012 - 2013 Chair, Legal Aid Windsor Board of Directors
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BA, St Marys University
LLB, University of New Brunswick
LLM, University of Cambridge

Contact Information

Schulich School of Law
Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2