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Faye Woodman

Professor of Law

Schulich School of Law

Email: faye.woodman@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1006
Mailing Address: 
Room 422, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Elder law
  • Tax-estate
  • Tax-corporate
  • Tax policy
  • Wills, trusts and estates
  • Pension law
  • Business law


  • BA (King's)
  • LLB (Queen's) 


Professor Woodman has taught a wide range of upper-law courses, with primary emphasis on tax courses and the law of trusts.

  • Elder Law (LAWS 2223)
  • Equity and Trusts (LAWS 2033)

Areas of supervision: Taxation, Succession, Property, Trusts, Estate Planning, Tax Policy, Elder Law

Research interests

Professor Woodman's research interests include Tax Policy, Women and the Economy, Elder Law, Social Assistance and Succession Law.

Selected publications

Professor Woodman has a written on a wide array of subjects including the impact of the tax system on women.

  • Editor and contributor (with Mark Gillen), The Law of Trusts: A Contextual Approach, (Toronto: Edmond Montgomery, 2000). The second edition is forthcoming Spring 2006.
  • "The Taxation of Aquaculture in Canada: A Comparison with the Taxation of Agriculture and Its Policy Implications" to be published with David Vanderzaag ed. (forthcoming 2006)
  • "The Taxation of Trusts" in The Law of Trusts: A Contextual Approach Gillen and Woodman eds. Toronto, Edmond Montgomery, 2000.
  • "Women, The Law and the Economy: Reflections from the Income Tax System" (l998), 47 U.N.B.L.J. 311-324.
  • "Financial Obligations of Parents to Adult Disabled Children: Inter Vivos" [1998] E.P.T.J. 131-153.

Service & activity

  • Chair of the Dalhousie Pension Advisory Committee for the Dalhousie Pension Plan
  • 2003 Member of the Advisory Group to the Law Commission of Nova Scotia on the Reform of the Nova Scotia Wills Act