Lewis Klar, University of Alberta

Law Professor Emeritus Edmonton, Alberta lklar@law.ualberta.ca

Bio/Research

Following a three-year term as Associate Dean, Professor Lewis Klar was Dean of the Faculty of Law between 1997 and 2002. Professor Klar joined the Faculty in 1973, after teaching as a lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professor Klar's major academic interest is in tort law and his wo...


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Bio/Research

Following a three-year term as Associate Dean, Professor Lewis Klar was Dean of the Faculty of Law between 1997 and 2002. Professor Klar joined the Faculty in 1973, after teaching as a lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professor Klar's major academic interest is in tort law and his works have been cited on numerous occasions by the Supreme Court of Canada, the courts in every province of Canada, as well as foreign courts. He is the author of Tort Law, which is in its fourth edition, and the co-author of a national casebook, Canadian Tort Law: Cases, Notes & Materials, now in its thirteenth edition.

Professor Klar was designated as a Queen's Counsel in 2002, received the Law Society of Alberta and Canadian Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award in Legal Scholarship in 2005, the J Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research in 2007 and the Hon. Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. He is a member of the Alberta Automobile Insurance Rate Board and an elected member of the American Law Institute.


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