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Deans

Office of the Dean

Camille Cameron
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 440
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441
Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Karen Kavanaugh
Director, Alumni & Development 
karen.kavanaugh@dal.ca
902-494-3744
Room 334
Tammi Hayne
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations
tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 333
Lindsay Loomer
Director, Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 414
Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist
jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 414

Academic

Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

Graduate Studies

Find out about Graduate Studies in Law  Inquiries
gclaw@dal.ca
902-494-2776
(f) 902-494-1316
Jocelyn Downie
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
jocelyn.downie@dal.ca
902-494-6883
Room 443
Samantha Wilson
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies - Law
sam.wilson@dal.ca
902-494-2776
Room 444
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

A

mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408

Research

Meinhard Doelle
Associate Dean, Research
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

A

mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408


Institutes

Law & Technology Institute

Law & Technology Institute website Inquiries
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
(f) 902-494-1316
Robert Currie
Director, Law & Technology Institute
robert.currie@dal.ca
902-494-1012
Room 434
Steve Coughlan
Associate Director
stephen.coughlan@dal.ca
902-494-1035
Room 317
Lynda Corkum
Administrative Secretary
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 428

Health Law Institute

Health Law Institute website Inquiries
hli@dal.ca
902-494-6881
(f) 902-494-6879
Constance MacIntosh
Director, Health Law Institute
constance.macintosh@dal.ca
902-494-3554
Room 329
Sheila Wildeman
Associate Director
sheila.wildeman@dal.ca
902-494-1022
Room 328
Barbara Carter
Administrative Secretary
barbara.carter@dal.ca
902-494-6881
Room 330

Marine & Environmental Law Institute

Marine & Environmental Law Institute website Inquiries
melaw@dal.ca
+1-902-494-1988
(f) +1-902-494-4227
Meinhard Doelle
Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
Aldo Chircop
Associate Director
aldo.chircop@dal.ca
902-494-5639
Room 313
Lauri MacDougall
Administrative Secretary
lauri.macdougall@dal.ca
902-494-1988
Room 413

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance website Inquiries
902-494-8854  
Kevin Quigley
Director, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance
kevin.quigley@dal.ca
902-494-3782
Penney Miller
Project Coordinator

penney.miller@dal.ca
902-494-8854

Kate Porter
Research Coordinator and Analyst
kate.porter@dal.ca


More key contacts

Admissions

Find out about Admissions Inquiries
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Rose Godfrey
Director, Admissions & Outreach
rose.godfrey@dal.ca
902-494-1018
Room 438
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant, Admissions
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 401

Alumni Relations

Alumni news & events Inquiries
lawalum@dal.ca
902-494-5100
(f) 902-494-4222

Karen Kavanaugh
Director, Alumni & Development
karen.kavanaugh@dal.ca
902-494-3744
Room 334
Tammi Hayne
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations

tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 333

Career Development & Student Services

Find out about the Career Services we offer Inquries
902-494-2068
career.development@dal.ca
Rose Godfrey
Director, Admissions & Outreach

rose.godfrey@dal.ca
902-494-1018
Room 438

Rose Godfrey oversees our admissions process and works closely with Elaine Wright and Daphne Williamson to assist students with building skills and experience for the job market. Drop by to see her with any questions you have about your legal career.

Elaine Wright
Career Development Advisor

elaine.wright@dal.ca
902-494-7115
Room 440

Elaine Wright is a part-time Career Advisor. She worked as a lawyer with the Federal Department of Justice for 22 years. For the last 11 years she was the supervising lawyer for Justice Canada’s articling program in the Atlantic Regional Office, which included conducting hiring interviews for new students and providing ongoing mentoring and career counseling to students during their articling year.

Daphne Williamson
Career Development Advisor

d.williamson@dal.ca
902-494-4295
Room 442

Daphne Williamson is a part-time Career Advisor with a wealth of experience in human rights, civil rights, Aboriginal law, and social justice work. She provides tailored career development services to our students and is available to discuss future career options in law and provide guidance regarding how to navigate the job-search process.

Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant

randi.livingstone@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 401

Contact Randi Livingstone if you have any questions about admissions into the Bachelor of Law program. She can also help you in the process of applying for summer or articling positions.

Classroom Technology & Information Media Support

Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room 121

Dalhousie Law Journal

Dalhousie Law Journal Inquiries
editor.dlj@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 427
Faye Woodman
Editor
faye.woodman@dal.ca
902-455-2705
Room 422
Lynda Corkum
Administrative Assistant
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 418

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service Inquiries
legalaid@dal.ca
902-423-8105
f: 902-422-8067
2209 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS   B3K 3B5

Please note that we do not provide legal advice by email
Donna Franey
Director
donna.franey@dal.ca
902-494-8105
Reena Davis
Office Manager
reena.davis@dal.ca
902-494-8105

Finance & Administration

Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 407
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 409

Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq Initiative

IB&M Initiative Inquiries
ibandm@dal.ca
902-494-1639   
Michelle Williams
Director, Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq Initiative
michelle.williams@dal.ca
902-494-1542
Room 324
Valerie Armstrong
Administrative Assistant
v.armstrong@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 325

Media Relations & Communications

In the Media

Public Lectures

Inquiries
General: lawcomms@dal.ca
Media: lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Lindsay Loomer
Director, Communications & Marketing

lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 414

Lindsay communicates with the media, runs our social media pages and website, works with the Dean and faculty to publicize our research and expertise, works on admissions, alumni, and development projects, and manages advertising and promotion for our school.

Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist

jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 414

Jane writes about the law school community, co-edits the law school website, promotes law school events, and coordinates This Week @ Weldon and This Week in Brief (our weekly student and faculty email news roundups).

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Inquiries
General: lawlib@dal.ca
Reference: lawref@dal.ca

Circulation: 902-494-2124
Reference Desk: 902-494-2124
Document Delivery: 902-494-8888
Administration: 902-494-2640
Fax: 902-494-6669

Looking for a librarian? Search the directory

Anne Matthewman
Chief Law Librarian
anne.matthewman@dal.ca
902-494-2640

Academic regulations

Policies on academic integritymajor paper guidelinesself-identificationlate assignments and more 

Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation

This is an overview of law school and university processes regarding requests for deferrals, extensions and other forms of accommodation. More information is available in the law school and university regulations, set out in the Dalhousie Calendar: Dentistry/Law/Medicine Academic Calendar in web form via the Registrar's Office and in the Professional Programs Calendar 2016/17. Information is also included in every law course syllabus.

You are welcome to contact the Associate or Assistant Dean, Academic, for further information. We will also send this information to students via email closer to the exam period; however, we want to call the key points to your attention early in the term. We wish you a happy and healthy term, but if problems do arise, please contact us as soon as possible so that we may assist you. Our phone numbers are listed here in case you need to contact us in the evening or on a weekend.

Professor Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
w:  902-494-1041
cell/text:  902-441-3907
Professor Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
w:  902-494-1043
cell/text:  902-220-5935

How do I apply for a deferral, extension or other accommodation?

Requests for accommodation due to barriers related to disability, or for religious obligations, or any characteristic under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act must be made to the Advising and Access Services Centre (AASC) well before the scheduled exam date or paper submission deadline.

To make a request: You must fill out Form A1 on the AASC website. Please note the AASC deadlines set out on that site.

Requests for deferral, extension or other accommodation due to sudden illness or injury, or due to a family emergency must be addressed to the Studies Committee. Please send such requests to Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes. If you fall ill or are in crisis such that you may need accommodation regarding exams, paper deadlines, etc,  please contact either Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes by phone or by e-mail, as soon as possible and in any event before the exam or deadline in question. Please see below for further information on forms of accommodation.

We can provide you with information on how to request a deferral, extension or other accommodation. Also, if you have any questions about accommodation issues more generally, please contact one of us.

Please note that accommodation from the Studies Committee has not been granted until you are advised of this by Prof. Deturbide or Prof. Hughes.

How do deferrals of exams or papers work?

The regulations provide that: 

"Where it can be established that, for medical or personal reasons, a student's ability to pursue a class or to write an examination or complete an assignment for credit is significantly hampered, the Faculty may allow the student to write a special examination or complete a special assignment."

Special examinations are held in July.

Where a Special is granted in a paper course, a deadline is set by the Studies Committee and this deadline would be no later than the end of the Special examination period in July.

How do extensions on major papers or assignments work?

Where it can be established that for medical or personal reasons, a student's ability to work on a major paper or other assignment has been impeded, but not to the extent that a Special is required, the student may request an extension on the paper or assignment. Where an extension is granted, the length of the extension is based on an assessment of the amount of time reasonably lost due to the factors outlined by the student and supported by the documentation presented.

If a student is requesting an extension because of time missed due to illness or personal circumstances, once the student is well enough to resume work, he or she should continue working on the paper or assignment pending a decision from Studies.

What kind of documentation do I need to provide?

Students must provide the Studies Committee with satisfactory documentation to support their requests. It is important that documentation be contemporaneous with the circumstances relied upon. In the case of a request based on a medical condition, the Committee will require a letter from a doctor. Students who become ill during the exam period, or during the course of an exam or assignment, must see a doctor as quickly as possible (i.e. that same day) so as to properly document their illness.

What are the deadlines for applying for deferrals, extensions or other accommodation?

The deadlines for requests to the university-wide AASC are set out on its webpage. Please note that some of these deadlines are quite early, so if you are considering applying to the AASC, please go to their website immediately and find out what time limits apply.

For applications to the Studies Committee, students need to be aware that requests for Special exams or assignments based on personal or medical circumstances must be made promptly. Any request for a Special should be made as soon as possible, and in any event, no later than the date on which the exam is to be written or the paper or other assignment is to be submitted. Where a student becomes ill during an exam and, as a result of that illness, intends to request a Special, the student must contact Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes immediately, and in any event, no later than at the end of the exam.

Where a student intends to request an extension, the request should be made as soon as possible, and in any event, no later than the date on which the assignment or paper is due.

Please note that accommodation from the Studies Committee has not been granted until you are advised of this by Prof. Deturbide or Prof. Hughes.


Building hours & law library

Summer hours Effective April 22
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm (building closes at 4:30 pm)
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Law library: research tools & subject guides

Databases and research tools

  • Links to Lexis-Nexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada, CanLII, LegalTrac, journals and more.

Subject Guides

  • Guides to starting your research


Course selection, syllabi, timetables & exams

Choose your courses for the following year with the help of these online documents
Class information
Official timetable/enrolment info
Class timetables
  • 1st year (Fall 2016 [to come] and Winter 2017 [to come]
  • 2nd & 3rd year (Fall 2016 [PDF-218 kB] and Winter 2017 [PDF-65 kB])
Exam timetables
Required courses for certificates & concentrations


Important dates

Important dates 2015 - 2016: students

Please note that these dates are tentative and are subject to change. (Last updated: June 29, 2015) Download Student Academic Dates: 2015-16 [PDF - 359 kB]

SEPTEMBER 2015
Monday 7th Labour Day, University closed
Monday 21st Osler Lecture, 5 pm, Rm 105
Wednesday 30th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
OCTOBER 2015
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th Fall Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Wednesday 7th Smith Shield Moot, Rm 105, 7:30 pm
Monday 12th Thanksgiving Day, University closed
Friday 16th Read Lecture, 1:30 pm, Rm 105
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th Reunion weekend
Wednesday 28th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Friday 30th Orientation to Law oral exams, 12 pm – 5 pm
NOVEMBER 2015
Tuesday 3rd Last day to drop fall term classes with a “W”
Wednesday 11th   Remembrance Day, University closed
Thursday 12th Study day
Wednesday 25th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
DECEMBER 2015
Friday 4th Last day of classes, all years
Monday 7th Examinations begin, all years
Wednesday 16th 1st year examinations end
Monday 21st 2nd and 3rd year exams end
Wednesday 24th University closes at 12 pm
  JANUARY 2016
Friday 1st New Year’s Day, University closed
Monday 4th University re-opens and classes resume
Wednesday 13th Last day to add or drop winter term classes without a “W”
Wednesday 27th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
  FEBRUARY 2016
Friday 5th Munro Day, University closed
Friday 5th Last day to drop full-year classes with a “W”
Monday 15th   Nova Scotia Heritage Day, University closed
Monday 15th – Friday 19th Study break
Monday 22nd Classes resume
Wednesday 24th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
  MARCH 2016
Wednesday 23rd Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Thursday 24th Spring reception, 4 pm – 5:30 pm, atrium
Friday 25th Good Friday, University closed
  APRIL 2016
Wednesday 6th Classes end, all years
Friday 8th Exams begin, all years
Monday 18th Exams end, 1st year
Wednesday 20th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Friday 29th Exams end, 2nd and 3rd years
  MAY 2016
Monday 23rd Victoria Day, University closed
Monday 30th – Saturday, June 4th Spring Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
  JUNE 2016
Wednesday 15th Faculty and staff professional development day
Wednesday 15th Year-end reception, 3pm, student lounge
  JULY 2016
Friday 1st Canada Day, University closed
Tuesday 5th – Monday 18th Supplemental and special exams
  AUGUST 2016
Monday 1st Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day, University closed

AV & IT tech support

I want to: Contact:
Book AV equipment Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Book a video conference Stephen Murray
Information Technology Support Specialist
stephen.murray@dal.ca
902-494-2125
Sir James Dunn Law Library
Tape a lecture Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Troubleshoot problems with equipment Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Problems adding class notes to Blackboard Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
My computer won't work Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121

Edward White
IT Specialist
edward.white@dal.ca
902-494-1230
Room L213
I need other IT services
ITS list of services

Building events, issues & security

I want to: Contact:
Book an event in the Atrium* 
* please note that the Atrium is generally only used for functions hosted by the Dean
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441

Report a problem in the building:

  • elevator is stuck
  • door lock broken/stuck/won't work
  • lights not working
  • window leaking/stuck/broken
  • too cold/hot in office/classroom
  • toilets won't flush
Julie Harnish
Reception
lawinfo@dal.ca
julie.harnish@dal.ca
902-494-3495
Room 206
I need to:
Arrange after-hours security

Events should be held during regular building hours. If this isn't possible, exceptions can be made in rare cases.

Please discuss this with Judy Kavanagh at least two weeks in advance.

If you are given permission to hold your event outside of regular building hours, there will be a charge of $14/hr to hire a student security guard.

Help!
I can't find my keys Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
My classroom is locked Try your GA245 Key
My garbage has not been picked up Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
I need to move heavy items Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

 

Classroom & office support

Telephone
I forgot my voicemail password Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
My phone is not working properly Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Mail/Couriers/Fax
Where can I leave a package to be couriered? Julie Harnish
Reception
lawinfo@dal.ca
julie.harnish@dal.ca
902-494-3495
Room 206
Stationery Supplies
I need to order pens, paper, and other stationery supplies
Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
I need to order business cards Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Word Processing
I need help with large word processing jobs - manuscripts, casebook edits, power point presentations
Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Copying  
No paper in photocopier room Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Photocopier not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Faculty printer not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
I have a small copy job Please arrange small copy jobs with your secretary.
I have a large copy job
Large print job with multiple copies:

Geordie Lounsbury

Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121

Other large copy jobs should be printed to the photocopiers on 3rd or 4th floor, as the cost is significantly less than printing to a desktop printer.

Event notices & posters

I want to:  
Hang posters around the school to promote my event

We encourage you to use the bulletin boards that are by the elevators on every floor.

If you do post notices elsewhere inside the building, please ensure that you use fun-tak so as not to damage the painted surfaces on the doors and walls. Note: If fun-tak is not used on your posters/notices they will be removed.

Please do not post any notices on the front entrance doors on University Avenue or the two side entrance doors in that area. Any notices placed on these doors will be removed.

Once your event has taken place, please remove all posters/notices relating to the event.

Advertise my event to the school community

Add your event to the events calendar

Add your event to the weekly newsletters (This Week @ Weldon = students; This Week in Brief = grad students, school and clinic staff, part- and full-time faculty).

Send your submissions by Friday each week to:

Lindsay Loomer
Director of Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635

Advertise my event to the public

 

Lindsay Loomer
Director of Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635

 

Event planning

I need to:
Contact:
Arrange catering & bar services for an event
Catering Services website
  Note: If Catering or Bar Services is providing services for your function, please ensure clean up takes place IMMEDIATELY following your event.
Arrange for event clean up
You will need to submit a work order for Custodial Services to clean up after any event where additional cleaning may be needed (large catered events, more garbage than usual, possibility of food/beverages being spilled on the floors, etc). Student and outside groups will be responsible for paying any charges.

Send details of the event and cleaning required to:

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers

Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443 
Fix damage to space/furniture that happened during my event Damage to the space and/or furniture is the responsibility of the individual /group who booked the space.

Questions? Call:
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers

Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Funding requests, expenses & reimbursements

Who do I talk to about: Contact:
Funding requests for conference travel, research assistants, or hospitality for visitors? Dean Kim Brooks
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 440

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
My professional development allowance? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Travel advances and reimbursements? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Taxi chits? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441

Furniture repairs, replacements & moves

I need to:  
Have furniture repaired
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Request an upgrade/replacement Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Move furniture or arrange for extra tables for an event
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Note: At least 2 weeks' notice is required for trucking personnel to move tables.

Human resources

I want to: Contact:
Get a Banner ID/Dal ID Card
Dalcard office
1443 Seymour Street
902-494-1038
Set up my NetID (used for email, MyDal, Banner, Blackboard)
NetID & passwords
Find information for new employees Welcome to Dal!
New employee information
Find out about my benefits Employee benefits website
Ask a question about payroll or deductions
Human Resources website
Take a leave of absence/sabbatical Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Hire a student Recruiting/advertising for student researchers:
Megan Dixon
Administrative Assistant
megan.dixon@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 206
Set up a temporary employee, contractor or student on payroll Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Room bookings

I want to: Contact:
Book the Dean's Conference Room or the Atrium Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441
Book a classroom, the faculty lounge, or room 407 Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 221
Book the Rare Book Room or library conference room Lisa Drew
Administrative Assistant
lisa.drew@dal.ca
902-494-2640

Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation

Please refer to the Academic Information section above, and select the sub-title, “Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation.” 

Wellness @ Weldon: guide to available resources

 

Wellness: campus-wide options

Counselling Services - free, confidential assistance by professionally trained counsellors and registered psychologists. Help is available in three major and often inter-related areas:

Appointments:
drop in and book or call 902-494-2081
4th floor, Student Union Building (SUB)
6136 University Avenue (campus map)

Not quite ready to talk about it? Free online Self-Help Program (SHIFT).

Exercise & Fitness - as a Dalhousie student, you have access to a range of options to keep you feeling fab and fit

Dalplex (cardio, classes, pool, weight room, indoor track)
Or, try: intramurals, sports clubsfitness class, outdoor fitness
Health Plan & Coverage - All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the DSU Health Plan and the cost of the plan is included in your student fees.  

Health Services  - easily accessible services for the health needs and concerns of students

Appointments: 902-494-2171
6230 Coburg Road
Halifax NS, B3H 4R2
(corner of LeMarchant & Coburg)
Healthy Living - non-judgmental and unbiased information to help students make informed decisions about health and wellness

6260 South Street – Dalplex (front lobby)
902-494-6830
livewell@dal.ca

LGBTQ - Dal Allies works with students, staff, and faculty to provide programs, services, training, support, referral, and resources on Rainbow issues Questions or referrals: dalally@dal.ca
Peer Ally:
peerally@dal.ca
Spiritual Wellness - offering space for all faiths at Dal Dalhousie Multifaith Centre
Dalhousie University
1321 Edward Street
902-494-2287
multifaith@dal.ca
Tiger Patrol - out late and need a safe ride to campus or town? Call on Tiger Patrol -- it's free for all students, faculty and staff at Dal Hours: 6 pm - 1:30 am each day during the academic year. Just show your DalCard and hop in!
Route information & questions
: 499-1831 or 718-9908

Mindfulness in law

Mindfulness in Law at the Schulich School of Law

Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of paying attention to our moment-by-moment experience. While the benefits of meditation have been understood for centuries, recent studies in neuroscience and psychology confirm that regular practice increases the ability to concentrate, enhances perceptual acuity and resolution, and increases one’s ability to make empathic connections with others and to be present with challenging situations. It's also good for us. Meditation reduces stress, increases immune response, and according to recent research may actually lead to longer life span. It also increases positive emotions.

These benefits should be of interest to anyone, but they are of special interest to lawyers and law students, who face constant challenges: intellectually-demanding work, stressful situations, and more recently, financial uncertainty due to changes in the profession. Mindfulness has the potential to alleviate these difficulties. It offers tremendous benefits to individuals, from stress relief to increased professional effectiveness and greater life satisfaction.

Getting Started with Meditation

Meditation is a simple practice but it isn't easy, and it's especially helpful to have a structured program in which to learn the fundamentals. At the Schulich School of Law, we offer students the opportunity to get a solid grounding in meditation practice through our Mindfulness in Law course, with the invaluable support of an experienced teacher.

It's also possible to start by practicing on your own with the help of a few basic tools, such as guided recordings.

About the Mindfulness in Law program

Taught by Dr John Lovas, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University (retired), our Mindfulness in Law training program aims to help improve participants’ quality of life and professionalism, particularly the humanistic components:
· awareness and acceptance of self and others
· empathy
· calm, confident client management
· congruence—reflecting core values in behaviour
· self-care and overall quality of life

All students are eligible to take an eight-week Mindfulness in Law course, offered in the fall and winter terms of each year, involving instruction in:
· mindfulness theory
· practicing sitting, standing and walking meditation
· qi gong breathing
· discussions and journaling

Schedule

The offering consists of eight weekly 90-minute sessions, in the early evening on a designated weekday. Students are required to commit to attend at least seven of the eight sessions.

Origin

New to the Faculty of Law in 2014, this Mindfulness in Law training program is modelled on the Mindfulness in Dentistry program offered by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry since 2008.  

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, first adapted mindfulness practice for health promotion in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. His Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) has been scientifically validated, accepted worldwide and used in many disciplines, including medicine, education, business and law.  http://www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41254&linkidentifier=id&itemid=41254

Recommended reading

· Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.
· The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients - Leonard Riskin (Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 2002) - Among the best and most foundational articles on the relevance of meditation to legal education and law practice. A must-read for anyone interested in the subject.   http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/files/contlawhnlrpdfriskin.pdf
· The Meditative Perspective - a brief document prepared by the Bay Area Working Group on Law and Meditation summarizing the case for mindfulness in law http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/The_Meditative_Perspective(1).pdf
· Mindful Lawyer Conference (Video, audio, articles + much more).  The website of the Mindful Lawyer Conference is a trove of media, including guided meditations, videos from the 2010 conference, readings, and more.  http://mindfullawyerconference.org/resources.htm
· http://themindfullawyer.com/resources/index.html

KEY CONTACTS

Deans

Office of the Dean

Camille Cameron
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 440
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441
Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Karen Kavanaugh
Director, Alumni & Development 
karen.kavanaugh@dal.ca
902-494-3744
Room 334
Tammi Hayne
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations
tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 333
Lindsay Loomer
Director, Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 414
Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist
jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 414

Academic

Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

Graduate Studies

Find out about Graduate Studies in Law  Inquiries
gclaw@dal.ca
902-494-2776
(f) 902-494-1316
Jocelyn Downie
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
jocelyn.downie@dal.ca
902-494-6883
Room 443
Samantha Wilson
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies - Law
sam.wilson@dal.ca
902-494-2776
Room 444
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

A

mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408

Research

Meinhard Doelle
Associate Dean, Research
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 431
Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 444
Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant, Academic
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 401
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 401

A

mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408


Institutes

Law & Technology Institute

Law & Technology Institute website Inquiries
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
(f) 902-494-1316
Robert Currie
Director, Law & Technology Institute
robert.currie@dal.ca
902-494-1012
Room 434
Steve Coughlan
Associate Director
stephen.coughlan@dal.ca
902-494-1035
Room 317
Lynda Corkum
Administrative Secretary
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 428

Health Law Institute

Health Law Institute website Inquiries
hli@dal.ca
902-494-6881
(f) 902-494-6879
Constance MacIntosh
Director, Health Law Institute
constance.macintosh@dal.ca
902-494-3554
Room 329
Sheila Wildeman
Associate Director
sheila.wildeman@dal.ca
902-494-1022
Room 328
Barbara Carter
Administrative Secretary
barbara.carter@dal.ca
902-494-6881
Room 330

Marine & Environmental Law Institute

Marine & Environmental Law Institute website Inquiries
melaw@dal.ca
+1-902-494-1988
(f) +1-902-494-4227
Meinhard Doelle
Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute
mdoelle@dal.ca
902-494-1030
Room 408
Aldo Chircop
Associate Director
aldo.chircop@dal.ca
902-494-5639
Room 313
Lauri MacDougall
Administrative Secretary
lauri.macdougall@dal.ca
902-494-1988
Room 413

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance website Inquiries
902-494-8854  
Kevin Quigley
Director, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance
kevin.quigley@dal.ca
902-494-3782
Penney Miller
Project Coordinator

penney.miller@dal.ca
902-494-8854

Kate Porter
Research Coordinator and Analyst
kate.porter@dal.ca


More key contacts

Admissions

Find out about Admissions Inquiries
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Rose Godfrey
Director, Admissions & Outreach
rose.godfrey@dal.ca
902-494-1018
Room 438
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant, Admissions
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 401

Alumni Relations

Alumni news & events Inquiries
lawalum@dal.ca
902-494-5100
(f) 902-494-4222

Karen Kavanaugh
Director, Alumni & Development
karen.kavanaugh@dal.ca
902-494-3744
Room 334
Tammi Hayne
Assistant to the Director, Alumni Relations

tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 333

Career Development & Student Services

Find out about the Career Services we offer Inquries
902-494-2068
career.development@dal.ca
Rose Godfrey
Director, Admissions & Outreach

rose.godfrey@dal.ca
902-494-1018
Room 438

Rose Godfrey oversees our admissions process and works closely with Elaine Wright and Daphne Williamson to assist students with building skills and experience for the job market. Drop by to see her with any questions you have about your legal career.

Elaine Wright
Career Development Advisor

elaine.wright@dal.ca
902-494-7115
Room 440

Elaine Wright is a part-time Career Advisor. She worked as a lawyer with the Federal Department of Justice for 22 years. For the last 11 years she was the supervising lawyer for Justice Canada’s articling program in the Atlantic Regional Office, which included conducting hiring interviews for new students and providing ongoing mentoring and career counseling to students during their articling year.

Daphne Williamson
Career Development Advisor

d.williamson@dal.ca
902-494-4295
Room 442

Daphne Williamson is a part-time Career Advisor with a wealth of experience in human rights, civil rights, Aboriginal law, and social justice work. She provides tailored career development services to our students and is available to discuss future career options in law and provide guidance regarding how to navigate the job-search process.

Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant

randi.livingstone@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 401

Contact Randi Livingstone if you have any questions about admissions into the Bachelor of Law program. She can also help you in the process of applying for summer or articling positions.

Classroom Technology & Information Media Support

Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room 121

Dalhousie Law Journal

Dalhousie Law Journal Inquiries
editor.dlj@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 427
Faye Woodman
Editor
faye.woodman@dal.ca
902-455-2705
Room 422
Lynda Corkum
Administrative Assistant
lynda.corkum@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 418

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service Inquiries
legalaid@dal.ca
902-423-8105
f: 902-422-8067
2209 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS   B3K 3B5

Please note that we do not provide legal advice by email
Donna Franey
Director
donna.franey@dal.ca
902-494-8105
Reena Davis
Office Manager
reena.davis@dal.ca
902-494-8105

Finance & Administration

Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 407
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 409

Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq Initiative

IB&M Initiative Inquiries
ibandm@dal.ca
902-494-1639   
Michelle Williams
Director, Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq Initiative
michelle.williams@dal.ca
902-494-1542
Room 324
Valerie Armstrong
Administrative Assistant
v.armstrong@dal.ca
902-494-1469
Room 325

Media Relations & Communications

In the Media

Public Lectures

Inquiries
General: lawcomms@dal.ca
Media: lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Lindsay Loomer
Director, Communications & Marketing

lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 414

Lindsay communicates with the media, runs our social media pages and website, works with the Dean and faculty to publicize our research and expertise, works on admissions, alumni, and development projects, and manages advertising and promotion for our school.

Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist

jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 414

Jane writes about the law school community, co-edits the law school website, promotes law school events, and coordinates This Week @ Weldon and This Week in Brief (our weekly student and faculty email news roundups).

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Inquiries
General: lawlib@dal.ca
Reference: lawref@dal.ca

Circulation: 902-494-2124
Reference Desk: 902-494-2124
Document Delivery: 902-494-8888
Administration: 902-494-2640
Fax: 902-494-6669

Looking for a librarian? Search the directory

Anne Matthewman
Chief Law Librarian
anne.matthewman@dal.ca
902-494-2640

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Academic regulations

Policies on academic integritymajor paper guidelinesself-identificationlate assignments and more 

Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation

This is an overview of law school and university processes regarding requests for deferrals, extensions and other forms of accommodation. More information is available in the law school and university regulations, set out in the Dalhousie Calendar: Dentistry/Law/Medicine Academic Calendar in web form via the Registrar's Office and in the Professional Programs Calendar 2016/17. Information is also included in every law course syllabus.

You are welcome to contact the Associate or Assistant Dean, Academic, for further information. We will also send this information to students via email closer to the exam period; however, we want to call the key points to your attention early in the term. We wish you a happy and healthy term, but if problems do arise, please contact us as soon as possible so that we may assist you. Our phone numbers are listed here in case you need to contact us in the evening or on a weekend.

Professor Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
w:  902-494-1041
cell/text:  902-441-3907
Professor Elizabeth Hughes
Assistant Dean, Academic
elizabeth.hughes@dal.ca
w:  902-494-1043
cell/text:  902-220-5935

How do I apply for a deferral, extension or other accommodation?

Requests for accommodation due to barriers related to disability, or for religious obligations, or any characteristic under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act must be made to the Advising and Access Services Centre (AASC) well before the scheduled exam date or paper submission deadline.

To make a request: You must fill out Form A1 on the AASC website. Please note the AASC deadlines set out on that site.

Requests for deferral, extension or other accommodation due to sudden illness or injury, or due to a family emergency must be addressed to the Studies Committee. Please send such requests to Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes. If you fall ill or are in crisis such that you may need accommodation regarding exams, paper deadlines, etc,  please contact either Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes by phone or by e-mail, as soon as possible and in any event before the exam or deadline in question. Please see below for further information on forms of accommodation.

We can provide you with information on how to request a deferral, extension or other accommodation. Also, if you have any questions about accommodation issues more generally, please contact one of us.

Please note that accommodation from the Studies Committee has not been granted until you are advised of this by Prof. Deturbide or Prof. Hughes.

How do deferrals of exams or papers work?

The regulations provide that: 

"Where it can be established that, for medical or personal reasons, a student's ability to pursue a class or to write an examination or complete an assignment for credit is significantly hampered, the Faculty may allow the student to write a special examination or complete a special assignment."

Special examinations are held in July.

Where a Special is granted in a paper course, a deadline is set by the Studies Committee and this deadline would be no later than the end of the Special examination period in July.

How do extensions on major papers or assignments work?

Where it can be established that for medical or personal reasons, a student's ability to work on a major paper or other assignment has been impeded, but not to the extent that a Special is required, the student may request an extension on the paper or assignment. Where an extension is granted, the length of the extension is based on an assessment of the amount of time reasonably lost due to the factors outlined by the student and supported by the documentation presented.

If a student is requesting an extension because of time missed due to illness or personal circumstances, once the student is well enough to resume work, he or she should continue working on the paper or assignment pending a decision from Studies.

What kind of documentation do I need to provide?

Students must provide the Studies Committee with satisfactory documentation to support their requests. It is important that documentation be contemporaneous with the circumstances relied upon. In the case of a request based on a medical condition, the Committee will require a letter from a doctor. Students who become ill during the exam period, or during the course of an exam or assignment, must see a doctor as quickly as possible (i.e. that same day) so as to properly document their illness.

What are the deadlines for applying for deferrals, extensions or other accommodation?

The deadlines for requests to the university-wide AASC are set out on its webpage. Please note that some of these deadlines are quite early, so if you are considering applying to the AASC, please go to their website immediately and find out what time limits apply.

For applications to the Studies Committee, students need to be aware that requests for Special exams or assignments based on personal or medical circumstances must be made promptly. Any request for a Special should be made as soon as possible, and in any event, no later than the date on which the exam is to be written or the paper or other assignment is to be submitted. Where a student becomes ill during an exam and, as a result of that illness, intends to request a Special, the student must contact Professor Deturbide or Professor Hughes immediately, and in any event, no later than at the end of the exam.

Where a student intends to request an extension, the request should be made as soon as possible, and in any event, no later than the date on which the assignment or paper is due.

Please note that accommodation from the Studies Committee has not been granted until you are advised of this by Prof. Deturbide or Prof. Hughes.


Building hours & law library

Summer hours Effective April 22
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm (building closes at 4:30 pm)
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Law library: research tools & subject guides

Databases and research tools

  • Links to Lexis-Nexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada, CanLII, LegalTrac, journals and more.

Subject Guides

  • Guides to starting your research


Course selection, syllabi, timetables & exams

Choose your courses for the following year with the help of these online documents
Class information
Official timetable/enrolment info
Class timetables
  • 1st year (Fall 2016 [to come] and Winter 2017 [to come]
  • 2nd & 3rd year (Fall 2016 [PDF-218 kB] and Winter 2017 [PDF-65 kB])
Exam timetables
Required courses for certificates & concentrations


Important dates

Important dates 2015 - 2016: students

Please note that these dates are tentative and are subject to change. (Last updated: June 29, 2015) Download Student Academic Dates: 2015-16 [PDF - 359 kB]

SEPTEMBER 2015
Monday 7th Labour Day, University closed
Monday 21st Osler Lecture, 5 pm, Rm 105
Wednesday 30th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
OCTOBER 2015
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th Fall Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Wednesday 7th Smith Shield Moot, Rm 105, 7:30 pm
Monday 12th Thanksgiving Day, University closed
Friday 16th Read Lecture, 1:30 pm, Rm 105
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th Reunion weekend
Wednesday 28th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Friday 30th Orientation to Law oral exams, 12 pm – 5 pm
NOVEMBER 2015
Tuesday 3rd Last day to drop fall term classes with a “W”
Wednesday 11th   Remembrance Day, University closed
Thursday 12th Study day
Wednesday 25th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
DECEMBER 2015
Friday 4th Last day of classes, all years
Monday 7th Examinations begin, all years
Wednesday 16th 1st year examinations end
Monday 21st 2nd and 3rd year exams end
Wednesday 24th University closes at 12 pm
  JANUARY 2016
Friday 1st New Year’s Day, University closed
Monday 4th University re-opens and classes resume
Wednesday 13th Last day to add or drop winter term classes without a “W”
Wednesday 27th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
  FEBRUARY 2016
Friday 5th Munro Day, University closed
Friday 5th Last day to drop full-year classes with a “W”
Monday 15th   Nova Scotia Heritage Day, University closed
Monday 15th – Friday 19th Study break
Monday 22nd Classes resume
Wednesday 24th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
  MARCH 2016
Wednesday 23rd Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Thursday 24th Spring reception, 4 pm – 5:30 pm, atrium
Friday 25th Good Friday, University closed
  APRIL 2016
Wednesday 6th Classes end, all years
Friday 8th Exams begin, all years
Monday 18th Exams end, 1st year
Wednesday 20th Mini Law School, 7 pm, Rm 104
Friday 29th Exams end, 2nd and 3rd years
  MAY 2016
Monday 23rd Victoria Day, University closed
Monday 30th – Saturday, June 4th Spring Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
  JUNE 2016
Wednesday 15th Faculty and staff professional development day
Wednesday 15th Year-end reception, 3pm, student lounge
  JULY 2016
Friday 1st Canada Day, University closed
Tuesday 5th – Monday 18th Supplemental and special exams
  AUGUST 2016
Monday 1st Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day, University closed

WHO TO TALK TO ABOUT...

AV & IT tech support

I want to: Contact:
Book AV equipment Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Book a video conference Stephen Murray
Information Technology Support Specialist
stephen.murray@dal.ca
902-494-2125
Sir James Dunn Law Library
Tape a lecture Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Troubleshoot problems with equipment Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Problems adding class notes to Blackboard Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
My computer won't work Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121

Edward White
IT Specialist
edward.white@dal.ca
902-494-1230
Room L213
I need other IT services
ITS list of services

Building events, issues & security

I want to: Contact:
Book an event in the Atrium* 
* please note that the Atrium is generally only used for functions hosted by the Dean
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441

Report a problem in the building:

  • elevator is stuck
  • door lock broken/stuck/won't work
  • lights not working
  • window leaking/stuck/broken
  • too cold/hot in office/classroom
  • toilets won't flush
Julie Harnish
Reception
lawinfo@dal.ca
julie.harnish@dal.ca
902-494-3495
Room 206
I need to:
Arrange after-hours security

Events should be held during regular building hours. If this isn't possible, exceptions can be made in rare cases.

Please discuss this with Judy Kavanagh at least two weeks in advance.

If you are given permission to hold your event outside of regular building hours, there will be a charge of $14/hr to hire a student security guard.

Help!
I can't find my keys Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
My classroom is locked Try your GA245 Key
My garbage has not been picked up Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
I need to move heavy items Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

 

Classroom & office support

Telephone
I forgot my voicemail password Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
My phone is not working properly Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Mail/Couriers/Fax
Where can I leave a package to be couriered? Julie Harnish
Reception
lawinfo@dal.ca
julie.harnish@dal.ca
902-494-3495
Room 206
Stationery Supplies
I need to order pens, paper, and other stationery supplies
Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
I need to order business cards Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121
Word Processing
I need help with large word processing jobs - manuscripts, casebook edits, power point presentations
Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Copying  
No paper in photocopier room Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Photocopier not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
Faculty printer not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 433
I have a small copy job Please arrange small copy jobs with your secretary.
I have a large copy job
Large print job with multiple copies:

Geordie Lounsbury

Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room L121

Other large copy jobs should be printed to the photocopiers on 3rd or 4th floor, as the cost is significantly less than printing to a desktop printer.

Event notices & posters

I want to:  
Hang posters around the school to promote my event

We encourage you to use the bulletin boards that are by the elevators on every floor.

If you do post notices elsewhere inside the building, please ensure that you use fun-tak so as not to damage the painted surfaces on the doors and walls. Note: If fun-tak is not used on your posters/notices they will be removed.

Please do not post any notices on the front entrance doors on University Avenue or the two side entrance doors in that area. Any notices placed on these doors will be removed.

Once your event has taken place, please remove all posters/notices relating to the event.

Advertise my event to the school community

Add your event to the events calendar

Add your event to the weekly newsletters (This Week @ Weldon = students; This Week in Brief = grad students, school and clinic staff, part- and full-time faculty).

Send your submissions by Friday each week to:

Lindsay Loomer
Director of Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635

Advertise my event to the public

 

Lindsay Loomer
Director of Communications & Marketing
lindsay.loomer@dal.ca
902-717-5635

 

Event planning

I need to:
Contact:
Arrange catering & bar services for an event
Catering Services website
  Note: If Catering or Bar Services is providing services for your function, please ensure clean up takes place IMMEDIATELY following your event.
Arrange for event clean up
You will need to submit a work order for Custodial Services to clean up after any event where additional cleaning may be needed (large catered events, more garbage than usual, possibility of food/beverages being spilled on the floors, etc). Student and outside groups will be responsible for paying any charges.

Send details of the event and cleaning required to:

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers

Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443 
Fix damage to space/furniture that happened during my event Damage to the space and/or furniture is the responsibility of the individual /group who booked the space.

Questions? Call:
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers

Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Funding requests, expenses & reimbursements

Who do I talk to about: Contact:
Funding requests for conference travel, research assistants, or hospitality for visitors? Dean Kim Brooks
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 440

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
My professional development allowance? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Travel advances and reimbursements? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Taxi chits? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441

Furniture repairs, replacements & moves

I need to:  
Have furniture repaired
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443
Request an upgrade/replacement Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Move furniture or arrange for extra tables for an event
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Note: At least 2 weeks' notice is required for trucking personnel to move tables.

Human resources

I want to: Contact:
Get a Banner ID/Dal ID Card
Dalcard office
1443 Seymour Street
902-494-1038
Set up my NetID (used for email, MyDal, Banner, Blackboard)
NetID & passwords
Find information for new employees Welcome to Dal!
New employee information
Find out about my benefits Employee benefits website
Ask a question about payroll or deductions
Human Resources website
Take a leave of absence/sabbatical Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 442
Hire a student Recruiting/advertising for student researchers:
Megan Dixon
Administrative Assistant
megan.dixon@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 206
Set up a temporary employee, contractor or student on payroll Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 443

Room bookings

I want to: Contact:
Book the Dean's Conference Room or the Atrium Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 441
Book a classroom, the faculty lounge, or room 407 Judy Kavanagh
Administrative Assistant
judy.kavanagh@dal.ca
902-494-1042
Room 221
Book the Rare Book Room or library conference room Lisa Drew
Administrative Assistant
lisa.drew@dal.ca
902-494-2640

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation

Please refer to the Academic Information section above, and select the sub-title, “Accessibility, deferrals, extensions & other accommodation.” 

Wellness @ Weldon: guide to available resources

 

Wellness: campus-wide options

Counselling Services - free, confidential assistance by professionally trained counsellors and registered psychologists. Help is available in three major and often inter-related areas:

Appointments:
drop in and book or call 902-494-2081
4th floor, Student Union Building (SUB)
6136 University Avenue (campus map)

Not quite ready to talk about it? Free online Self-Help Program (SHIFT).

Exercise & Fitness - as a Dalhousie student, you have access to a range of options to keep you feeling fab and fit

Dalplex (cardio, classes, pool, weight room, indoor track)
Or, try: intramurals, sports clubsfitness class, outdoor fitness
Health Plan & Coverage - All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the DSU Health Plan and the cost of the plan is included in your student fees.  

Health Services  - easily accessible services for the health needs and concerns of students

Appointments: 902-494-2171
6230 Coburg Road
Halifax NS, B3H 4R2
(corner of LeMarchant & Coburg)
Healthy Living - non-judgmental and unbiased information to help students make informed decisions about health and wellness

6260 South Street – Dalplex (front lobby)
902-494-6830
livewell@dal.ca

LGBTQ - Dal Allies works with students, staff, and faculty to provide programs, services, training, support, referral, and resources on Rainbow issues Questions or referrals: dalally@dal.ca
Peer Ally:
peerally@dal.ca
Spiritual Wellness - offering space for all faiths at Dal Dalhousie Multifaith Centre
Dalhousie University
1321 Edward Street
902-494-2287
multifaith@dal.ca
Tiger Patrol - out late and need a safe ride to campus or town? Call on Tiger Patrol -- it's free for all students, faculty and staff at Dal Hours: 6 pm - 1:30 am each day during the academic year. Just show your DalCard and hop in!
Route information & questions
: 499-1831 or 718-9908

Mindfulness in law

Mindfulness in Law at the Schulich School of Law

Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of paying attention to our moment-by-moment experience. While the benefits of meditation have been understood for centuries, recent studies in neuroscience and psychology confirm that regular practice increases the ability to concentrate, enhances perceptual acuity and resolution, and increases one’s ability to make empathic connections with others and to be present with challenging situations. It's also good for us. Meditation reduces stress, increases immune response, and according to recent research may actually lead to longer life span. It also increases positive emotions.

These benefits should be of interest to anyone, but they are of special interest to lawyers and law students, who face constant challenges: intellectually-demanding work, stressful situations, and more recently, financial uncertainty due to changes in the profession. Mindfulness has the potential to alleviate these difficulties. It offers tremendous benefits to individuals, from stress relief to increased professional effectiveness and greater life satisfaction.

Getting Started with Meditation

Meditation is a simple practice but it isn't easy, and it's especially helpful to have a structured program in which to learn the fundamentals. At the Schulich School of Law, we offer students the opportunity to get a solid grounding in meditation practice through our Mindfulness in Law course, with the invaluable support of an experienced teacher.

It's also possible to start by practicing on your own with the help of a few basic tools, such as guided recordings.

About the Mindfulness in Law program

Taught by Dr John Lovas, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University (retired), our Mindfulness in Law training program aims to help improve participants’ quality of life and professionalism, particularly the humanistic components:
· awareness and acceptance of self and others
· empathy
· calm, confident client management
· congruence—reflecting core values in behaviour
· self-care and overall quality of life

All students are eligible to take an eight-week Mindfulness in Law course, offered in the fall and winter terms of each year, involving instruction in:
· mindfulness theory
· practicing sitting, standing and walking meditation
· qi gong breathing
· discussions and journaling

Schedule

The offering consists of eight weekly 90-minute sessions, in the early evening on a designated weekday. Students are required to commit to attend at least seven of the eight sessions.

Origin

New to the Faculty of Law in 2014, this Mindfulness in Law training program is modelled on the Mindfulness in Dentistry program offered by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry since 2008.  

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, first adapted mindfulness practice for health promotion in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. His Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) has been scientifically validated, accepted worldwide and used in many disciplines, including medicine, education, business and law.  http://www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41254&linkidentifier=id&itemid=41254

Recommended reading

· Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.
· The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients - Leonard Riskin (Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 2002) - Among the best and most foundational articles on the relevance of meditation to legal education and law practice. A must-read for anyone interested in the subject.   http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/files/contlawhnlrpdfriskin.pdf
· The Meditative Perspective - a brief document prepared by the Bay Area Working Group on Law and Meditation summarizing the case for mindfulness in law http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/The_Meditative_Perspective(1).pdf
· Mindful Lawyer Conference (Video, audio, articles + much more).  The website of the Mindful Lawyer Conference is a trove of media, including guided meditations, videos from the 2010 conference, readings, and more.  http://mindfullawyerconference.org/resources.htm
· http://themindfullawyer.com/resources/index.html

Schulich School of Law


Mailing address

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


General inquiries

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f:   902-494-1316
e:  lawinfo@dal.ca

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