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Vaughan Black

Professor of Law


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Schulich School of Law

Email: vaughan.black@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1011
Mailing Address: 
Room 429, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave
PO Box 1500 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Animal law
  • Conflict of laws



  • BA (Carleton)
  • MA (Carleton)
  • LLB (Toronto)
  • LLM (Berkeley)


Professor Black has taught law at Dalhousie Law School since 1982. During that time he has been a Visiting Scholar at UCLA (1986-87), a Visiting Professor at Auckland University (1991), a Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (January term 2000 and September term 2002) and a Visiting Professor at University of British Columbia (2003-04).

Professor Black will be on sabbatical leave Jan 01/16-Jun 30/16

Areas of supervision:
Private International Law, Animals and the Law

Selected awards & honours

Selected publications

  • “A Regulated Regard: Comparing the Governance of Animal and Human Experimentation” (2012) 24 Revue québécoise de droit international 237.
  • Statutory Jurisdiction: An Analysis of the Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act (Toronto: Carswell, 2012) (with Stephen Pitel and Michael Sobkin).
  • “Don’t Think About Elephants” (2012) 63 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 145 (with Katie Sykes).
  • “A Canada-US Full Faith and Credit Clause” (2012) 18 Southwestern International Law Journal.
  • “Simplifying Court Jurisdiction in Canada” (2012), Journal of Private International Law 411.

Service & activity

  • Academic Advisory Group to the International Private Law Section of the Federal Department of Justice
  • Board of Directors of Animal Justice