About the Faculty

Malcolm Boyle, Q.C.
Senior Partner, McInnes Cooper (Halifax Office)
Representing local, national, and international employers in all sectors and industries, Malcolm provides strategic advice on all matters dealing with employees from employment hiring to terminations, employment policies, and workplace investigation. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in Labour and Employment and Workers' Compensation Law since 2006, and by Lexpert Magazine as a Leading Practitioner in Labour and Employment Law. Malcolm is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and currently sits as the Past Chair of the
National Sections Council (he is a past Chair of the National Labour Law Subsection and past Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Law Subsection).


Steve Coughlan
Law Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Steve's primary teaching area is Criminal Law and Procedure, but he has also taught Health Law, Medical Ethics (in the Faculty of Medicine), Constitutional Law, and Clinical Law. He has received many awards for his teaching, including the Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award (2005), the Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching (2004), the Hannah and Harold Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching First Year Law (2004 and 2009), and the Dalhousie Law Students' Society and Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence (2000). He is the author or co-author of seventeen books and over 100 articles, annotations, and chapters in various journals and books.


Dale Darling
Senior Legal Counsel, Health Association Nova Scotia
Dale is a labour and employment specialist who represents public sector employers. She has appeared at all levels of courts in Nova Scotia as well as the Labour Board, Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, and human rights Boards of Inquiry. She is a member of the part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law and has a special interest in providing legal education to her clients.


David Fraser
Partner, McInnes Cooper (Halifax Office)
David is one of Canada's leading internet, technology, and privacy lawyers. He advises private and public sector clients on all aspects of technology and privacy laws. He is the author of the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog (blog.privacylawyer.ca), the Past President of the Canadian IT Law Association, and the former Chair of the National Privacy and Access Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. David has been consistently included in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the category of Information Technology Law. He is listed among the world's leading lawyers in Internet and eCommerce Law in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. David is currently a member of the Joint Data Access Committee of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He is also a member of the faculty of the Schulich School of Law.

Elaine Gibson
Law Professor, Schulich School of Law
Elaine is the former Associate Director of the Dalhousie University Health Law Institute. Her areas of expertise include health law, public health, medical malpractice, privacy law, patient safety, and torts. Elaine participates in a number of research projects concerning the privacy and confidentiality of health information, focusing on the uses of information in the areas of health research and public health surveillance. Her extensive list of publications includes numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on privacy and confidentiality issues in the healthcare context.

Michael Hadskis
Law Professor, School of Health Administration and Schulich School of Law and Health Law Institute Member
Michael is a member and former Acting Associate Director of the Dalhousie University Health Law Institute. Michael’s research deals with health law and policy issues. He was a co-investigator under a $1.5 million Canadian Institute of Health Research Neuroethics New Emerging Team grant, and is presently a collaborator under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council CREATE grant. Michael's main teaching areas are tort law and health law. In 2013-14 he was awarded the Dalhousie Law Students' Society & Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. Michael has served as a member of the IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Board and the Dalhousie Health Sciences Research Ethics Board. In connection with his service on the latter Board, he received Dalhousie's Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Presently, he is a member of Dalhousie's Research Ethics Appeal Board.


Marjorie Hickey, Q.C.
Partner, McInnes Cooper (Halifax Office)
Marjorie's litigation and administrative law practice focuses on regulatory and liability issues for professionals. She represents many professional regulatory bodies, such as the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Marjorie drafts and interprets governing legislation, and provides training, strategic policy and operational advice to self-governing organizations. She also helps health facilities prepare and interpret hospital by-laws, develop risk management strategies, and handle privileges issues. Marjorie is a past President of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. In 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers and was a recipient of Lexpert’s Zenith Award, which recognizes leading women lawyers in Canada. Marjorie has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for her practice in Administrative and Public Law, Health Care Law, and Legal Malpractice and is the 2014 Halifax Administrative and Public Lawyer of the Year.


William Lahey
Law Professor, Schulich School of Law and the School of Health
Administration
He is a member and past Director of the Dalhousie Health Law Institute and a member of Dalhousie's Marine and Environmental Law Institute. He is a Rhodes Scholar graduate of Mount Allison University. He teaches Public Law, Administrative Law, and Health Systems Law and Policy and is the winner of two Law School teaching awards. He has published in the fields of
health law, administrative law, constitutional law, environmental law, and legal history. William is consulted on law and policy in multiple fields, including health, energy, environment, and professional regulation. He is a Vice-Chair of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. He has served as Deputy
Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour (2004-2007), Assistant Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Health (1998-2001), and as Independent Reviewer of Nova
Scotia’s mental health legislation.