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About John Wade

LLB (Sydney)
LLM (Hons 1) (British Columbia)
Dip Jur (Sydney)
John Wade's professional expertise and interest lies in the areas of mediation, negotiation, family law and legal education. He was the founding joint editor of the Legal Education Review, and was an editor of Australian De facto Relationship Reporter (loose leaf) and Australian Family Law and Practice (loose leaf). He is also a practising mediator.
John has worked as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Sydney; Faculty of Law Osgoode Hall (Toronto); University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) and University of Calgary (Alberta).
He was a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission 1983-1987, was Acting Dean of the Bond Law School from 1991 to 1993, was the chair of the Family Law Council of Australia (2008-2010), and worked for many years as consultant to Hopgood Ganim lawyers, and Jones Mitchell lawyers in Queensland. He has been a visiting professor at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles (1994-2005), Vermont Law School (2000-2001), Cardozo, New York (2003), SMU, Texas (2000-2010), UBC(2010-2012), Osgoode Hall (2014) and as Law Foundation Chair at the University of Saskatchewan (2013-2014).
He has authored over 100 articles and books, taught over 300 mediation and negotiation courses around the world, and received awards for best law teacher at Sydney University (1989); Bond University (1990); and in Australia (1998).


Present Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • 1998 Best Law Teacher in Australia

Contact Information

John Wade
Professor of Law
Bond University
Faculty of Law, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229, AUSTRALIA
PHONE: +61 7 5595 2004

John now resides in Vancouver, Canada, but can be contacted via his Bond University email below.


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