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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 Dean, Academic,or Director, Student Services and Engagement, 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. To reach the Associate Dean 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
Dana-Lyn Mackenzie
Director, Student Services and Engagement

Dana-Lyn.MacKenzie@dal.ca
w: 902-494-1043
cell: 778-866-2342

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 Dana-Lyn Mackenzie. If you fall ill or are in crisis such that you may need accommodation regarding exams, paper deadlines, etc,  please contact Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie 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 Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie.

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 Dana-Lyn Mackenzie 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 Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie.


Building hours & law library 

Building hours

As of Mon., Sept. 10

Monday - Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday : 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Library hours

As of Mon., Sept. 10

Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday : 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Summer hours Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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
Exam timetables
Required courses for certificates & concentrations


Important dates

Important dates 2018–2019

Please note that these dates are tentative and are subject to change. (Last updated: July 16, 2018) Download Law Faculty Academic Dates: 2018–19 [PDF - 216 kB]

SEPTEMBER 2018
Monday 3 Labour Day, university closed
Tuesday 4 – Friday 7
Orientation Week, 1st year
Wednesday 5 2nd- and 3rd-year classes begin
Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 Aboriginal & Indigenous Law in Context - full day 1st-year classes
Wednesday 12 Regular 1st-year classes begin
Thursday 13
Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge 
Friday 14 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Sunday 16 Last day to add or drop fall term and full year classes without a "W"
Wednesday 19 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 20 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 21 Wickwire Lecture, 5:00 pm, McCain Auditorium 1
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 Canadian Prison Law Conference
Thursday 27   Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 27 Christie Lecture, 4:30 pm, Room 105
Friday 28 Christie Symposium, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 104
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 Reunion Weekend
OCTOBER 2018
Tuesday 2 Fall Convocation, 9:00 am, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium  
Wednesday 3 Smith Shield Moot, 7:30 pm, Room 105  
Thursday 4 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 8 Thanksgiving Day, university closed
Thursday 11 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 12 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 Introduction to Legal Ethics - full day 1st year classes
Wednesday 17 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 18 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 19 Sir Graham Day Lecture,  7:00 pm, Room 105
Tuesday 23 Lisson Lecture, 12:30 pm, Room 105
Thursday 25 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 27 Wickwire Lecture, 4:30 p.m., Room 105
NOVEMBER 2018
Thursday 1 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 8 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 9 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Monday 12 - Friday 16 Study Break
Monday 12 In lieu of Remembrance Day, university closed
Monday 12 Last day to drop fall term classes with a "W"
Thursday 15 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 19 Classes resume
Wednesday 21 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 22 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
DECEMBER 2018
Saturday 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2018 without a fee
Tuesday 4 Last day of classes, all years
Thursday 6 Examinations begin, all years
Friday 7 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 305
Monday 17 1st year examinations end
Thursday 20 2nd- and 3rd-year exams end
Monday 24 University closes at 12:00 pm
  JANUARY 2019
Tuesday 1 New Year's Day, University closed
Wednesday 2 University reopens  
Monday 7 Classes resume
Monday 7 - Friday 11 Aboriginal & Indigenous Law in Context - full day 1st-year classes
Thursday 10 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 11 Faculty Council (marks meeting) 3:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 17 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 18 Last day to add or drop winter term classes without a “W”
Wednesday 23 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 24 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 31 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  FEBRUARY 2019
Friday 1 Munro Day, university closed
Monday 4 Last day to drop full-year classes with a “W”
Thursday 7 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 8 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Wednesday 13 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 14 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 18 Nova Scotia Heritage Day, university closed
Monday 18 – Friday 22 Study break
Monday 25 Classes resume
Thursday 28 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  MARCH 2019
Thursday 7 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 8 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 305
Thursday 14 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Wednesday 20 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 21 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 21 Celebration of Teaching, 4:00–5:30 pm, Atrium
Thursday 28 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  APRIL 2019
Friday 5 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Monday 8 Classes end, all years
Wednesday 10 Exams begin, all years
Wednesday 17 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Friday 19 Good Friday, University closed
Monday 22 Exams end, 1st year
Friday 26 Exams end, 2nd and 3rd years
  MAY 2019
Friday 3 Faculty Council (2nd- and 3rd-year marks), 11:00 am., Room 104
Friday 10 Faculty Council (1st-year marks), 11:00 am, Room 104
Monday 20 Victoria Day, University closed
Monday 29 – Saturday, June 1 Spring Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
  JUNE 2019
Friday 7 Faculty Council, 11:00 am, Room 104
Wednesday 26 Year-end reception, 3:00 pm
  JULY 2019
Monday 1 University closed in lieu of Canada Day
Wednesday 3 – Monday 15 Supplemental and special exams
  AUGUST 2019
Monday 5 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 445
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 206

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 122

 

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 Tiffany Coolen-Jewers 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 206

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 206

I need to move heavy items Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

 

Classroom & office support

Telephone
I forgot my voicemail password Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
My phone is not working properly Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
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 122
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 445
I need to order business cards Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room 121
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 445
Copying  
No paper in photocopier room Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
Photocopier not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
Faculty printer not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
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 121

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:

Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-717-5635

Advertise my event to the public

 

Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@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 206
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 206

Funding requests, expenses & reimbursements

Who do I talk to about: Contact:
Funding requests for conference travel, research assistants, or hospitality for visitors? Dean Camille Cameron
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 215

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212
My professional development allowance? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Travel advances and reimbursements? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Taxi chits? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 206

Furniture repairs, replacements & moves

I need to:  
Have furniture repaired
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Request an upgrade/replacement

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212

Move furniture or arrange for extra tables for an event
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

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 Human Resources 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 212
Hire a student Recruiting/advertising for student researchers:

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
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 206

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 206

Book a classroom

 

Place a request at:

https://campusbookings.dal.ca/

 

Book the faculty lounge, or room 423 Lavanya Rajagopalan
Assistant to Director, Student Services and Engagement
Lavanya.R@Dal.Ca
902-494-1042
Room 222
 
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.” 

JustBalance: Wellness resources at the Schulich School of Law

Law school can be a very difficult time for many students. You might be struggling or know someone who is. If so, JustBalance is for you.

Think of this as a gateway — inside, you will find lots of student stories, along with the information, support and resource links you need to begin your journey to wellness. Our goal is to provide a forum for exploring the systemic and personal issues facing today’s law students in a way that is both relevant and meaningful.

Whether you see all of yourself in these experiences or just glimpses of what you’re going through, know you’re not alone and that there are options for a healthier and more fulfilling law school experience. By joining the conversation here and keeping it going after you leave, you’ll be helping to create an even larger community of support, understanding and sensitivity. The more we acknowledge the influences that impact law student well-being, the sooner we’ll be able to influence systemic change, so that it’s not just ok to ask for and receive help at law school, but easy and comfortable to do so.

Keep balanced and stay well!

Deans

Office of the Dean

Camille Cameron
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 215
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 206
Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Tammi Hayne
Administrative Secretary, Alumni Relations
tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 116
Crystal Aboud
Development Officer
crystal.aboud@dal.ca
902-494-5112
(c) 902-220-7937
Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 221
Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist
jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 221

Trudi Smith
Web & Digital Media Coordinator

trudi.smith@dal.ca
902-494-1010
Room 221

Academic

Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 224
Dana-Lyn Mackenzie
Director, Student Services and Engagement
Dana-Lyn.Mackenzie@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 216
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 222
Lavanya Rajagopalan Administrative Assistant, Academic

Lavanya.R@Dal.Ca
902-494-1042
Room 222

 

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
Lucie Guibault
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

lucie.guibault@dal.ca
902-494-1009
Room 443

 

Shannon Langton
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies – Law

lawgrad@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 417
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
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
Jonathon Penney
Director, Law & Technology Institute
jon@dal.ca
902-494-4231
Room 434
Lucie Guilbault
Associate Director
lucie.guibault@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
Matthew Herder
Director, Health Law Institute
matthew.herder@dal.ca
902-494-2567
Room 329
Joanna Erdman
Associate Director
joanna.erdman@dal.ca
902-494-1016
Room 327
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
Phillip Saunders
Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute
p.saunders@dal.ca
902-494-1044
Room 416
David VanderZwaag
Associate Director
david.vanderzwaag@dal.ca
902-494-1045
Room 415
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 122B
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant, Admissions
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 122

Alumni Relations

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

Tammi Hayne
Administrative Secretary, Alumni Relations

tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 116

Career Development

Find out about the Career Services we offer

Inquries

Career Development Office
Room 122, Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

902-494-2068
career.development@dal.ca

Shawn Swallow, MBA CHRP
Director of Career Services & Employer Relations
t:  902-494-4296
e:  shawn.swallow@dal.ca
Kelly Tracey
Senior Career Development Advisor
t:  902-494-1741                                                   
e:  kelly.tracey@dal.ca 
Elaine Wright, Bsc., LLB
Career Development Advisor
t:  902-494-7115
e:  elaine.wright@dal.ca
Julie Harnish
Administrative Assistant
Reception & Career Development
t:  902-494-4187
e:  julie.harnish@dal.ca
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant,
Admissions & Career Development
t:  902-494-2068
e: career.development@dal.ca

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
Geoffrey Loomer
Editor
geoffrey.loomer@dal.ca
902-494-1004
Room 443
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 212
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

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: stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-494-2618
Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing

stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-494-2618
Room 221

Stephanie 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 221

Jane writes about the law school community, co-edits the law school website, promotes law school events, and produces This Week @ Weldon and This Week in Brief, our weekly student and faculty/staff email newsletters.

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 Dean, Academic,or Director, Student Services and Engagement, 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. To reach the Associate Dean 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
Dana-Lyn Mackenzie
Director, Student Services and Engagement

Dana-Lyn.MacKenzie@dal.ca
w: 902-494-1043
cell: 778-866-2342

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 Dana-Lyn Mackenzie. If you fall ill or are in crisis such that you may need accommodation regarding exams, paper deadlines, etc,  please contact Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie 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 Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie.

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 Dana-Lyn Mackenzie 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 Professor Deturbide or Dana-Lyn Mackenzie.


Building hours & law library 

Building hours

As of Mon., Sept. 10

Monday - Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday : 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Library hours

As of Mon., Sept. 10

Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday : 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Summer hours Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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
Exam timetables
Required courses for certificates & concentrations


Important dates

Important dates 2018–2019

Please note that these dates are tentative and are subject to change. (Last updated: July 16, 2018) Download Law Faculty Academic Dates: 2018–19 [PDF - 216 kB]

SEPTEMBER 2018
Monday 3 Labour Day, university closed
Tuesday 4 – Friday 7
Orientation Week, 1st year
Wednesday 5 2nd- and 3rd-year classes begin
Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 Aboriginal & Indigenous Law in Context - full day 1st-year classes
Wednesday 12 Regular 1st-year classes begin
Thursday 13
Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge 
Friday 14 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Sunday 16 Last day to add or drop fall term and full year classes without a "W"
Wednesday 19 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 20 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 21 Wickwire Lecture, 5:00 pm, McCain Auditorium 1
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 Canadian Prison Law Conference
Thursday 27   Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 27 Christie Lecture, 4:30 pm, Room 105
Friday 28 Christie Symposium, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 104
Friday 28 - Sunday 30 Reunion Weekend
OCTOBER 2018
Tuesday 2 Fall Convocation, 9:00 am, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium  
Wednesday 3 Smith Shield Moot, 7:30 pm, Room 105  
Thursday 4 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 8 Thanksgiving Day, university closed
Thursday 11 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 12 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 Introduction to Legal Ethics - full day 1st year classes
Wednesday 17 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 18 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 19 Sir Graham Day Lecture,  7:00 pm, Room 105
Tuesday 23 Lisson Lecture, 12:30 pm, Room 105
Thursday 25 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 27 Wickwire Lecture, 4:30 p.m., Room 105
NOVEMBER 2018
Thursday 1 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 8 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 9 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Monday 12 - Friday 16 Study Break
Monday 12 In lieu of Remembrance Day, university closed
Monday 12 Last day to drop fall term classes with a "W"
Thursday 15 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 19 Classes resume
Wednesday 21 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 22 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
DECEMBER 2018
Saturday 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2018 without a fee
Tuesday 4 Last day of classes, all years
Thursday 6 Examinations begin, all years
Friday 7 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 305
Monday 17 1st year examinations end
Thursday 20 2nd- and 3rd-year exams end
Monday 24 University closes at 12:00 pm
  JANUARY 2019
Tuesday 1 New Year's Day, University closed
Wednesday 2 University reopens  
Monday 7 Classes resume
Monday 7 - Friday 11 Aboriginal & Indigenous Law in Context - full day 1st-year classes
Thursday 10 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 11 Faculty Council (marks meeting) 3:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 17 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 18 Last day to add or drop winter term classes without a “W”
Wednesday 23 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 24 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 31 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  FEBRUARY 2019
Friday 1 Munro Day, university closed
Monday 4 Last day to drop full-year classes with a “W”
Thursday 7 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 8 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Wednesday 13 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 14 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Monday 18 Nova Scotia Heritage Day, university closed
Monday 18 – Friday 22 Study break
Monday 25 Classes resume
Thursday 28 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  MARCH 2019
Thursday 7 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Friday 8 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 305
Thursday 14 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Wednesday 20 Mini Law School, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Thursday 21 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
Thursday 21 Celebration of Teaching, 4:00–5:30 pm, Atrium
Thursday 28 Research Hour, 12:30 pm, Faculty Lounge
  APRIL 2019
Friday 5 Faculty Council, 3:00 pm, Room 104
Monday 8 Classes end, all years
Wednesday 10 Exams begin, all years
Wednesday 17 Mini Law, 7:00 pm, Room 104
Friday 19 Good Friday, University closed
Monday 22 Exams end, 1st year
Friday 26 Exams end, 2nd and 3rd years
  MAY 2019
Friday 3 Faculty Council (2nd- and 3rd-year marks), 11:00 am., Room 104
Friday 10 Faculty Council (1st-year marks), 11:00 am, Room 104
Monday 20 Victoria Day, University closed
Monday 29 – Saturday, June 1 Spring Convocations, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
  JUNE 2019
Friday 7 Faculty Council, 11:00 am, Room 104
Wednesday 26 Year-end reception, 3:00 pm
  JULY 2019
Monday 1 University closed in lieu of Canada Day
Wednesday 3 – Monday 15 Supplemental and special exams
  AUGUST 2019
Monday 5 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 445
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 206

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 122

 

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 Tiffany Coolen-Jewers 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 206

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 206

I need to move heavy items Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

 

Classroom & office support

Telephone
I forgot my voicemail password Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
My phone is not working properly Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
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 122
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 445
I need to order business cards Geordie Lounsbury
Information Media Centre Supervisor
geordie.lounsbury@dal.ca
902-494-3516
Room 121
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 445
Copying  
No paper in photocopier room Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
Photocopier not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
Faculty printer not working Molly Ross
Word Processing Specialist
molly.ross@dal.ca
902-494-1038
Room 445
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 121

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:

Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-717-5635

Advertise my event to the public

 

Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@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 206
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 206

Funding requests, expenses & reimbursements

Who do I talk to about: Contact:
Funding requests for conference travel, research assistants, or hospitality for visitors? Dean Camille Cameron
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 215

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212
My professional development allowance? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Travel advances and reimbursements? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Taxi chits? Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 206

Furniture repairs, replacements & moves

I need to:  
Have furniture repaired
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Request an upgrade/replacement

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

Donna Beaver
Director of Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212

Move furniture or arrange for extra tables for an event
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

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 Human Resources 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 212
Hire a student Recruiting/advertising for student researchers:

Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Financial & Administrative Assistant
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
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 206

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 206

Book a classroom

 

Place a request at:

https://campusbookings.dal.ca/

 

Book the faculty lounge, or room 423 Lavanya Rajagopalan
Assistant to Director, Student Services and Engagement
Lavanya.R@Dal.Ca
902-494-1042
Room 222
 
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.” 

JustBalance: Wellness resources at the Schulich School of Law

Law school can be a very difficult time for many students. You might be struggling or know someone who is. If so, JustBalance is for you.

Think of this as a gateway — inside, you will find lots of student stories, along with the information, support and resource links you need to begin your journey to wellness. Our goal is to provide a forum for exploring the systemic and personal issues facing today’s law students in a way that is both relevant and meaningful.

Whether you see all of yourself in these experiences or just glimpses of what you’re going through, know you’re not alone and that there are options for a healthier and more fulfilling law school experience. By joining the conversation here and keeping it going after you leave, you’ll be helping to create an even larger community of support, understanding and sensitivity. The more we acknowledge the influences that impact law student well-being, the sooner we’ll be able to influence systemic change, so that it’s not just ok to ask for and receive help at law school, but easy and comfortable to do so.

Keep balanced and stay well!

KEY CONTACTS

Deans

Office of the Dean

Camille Cameron
Dean & Weldon Professor of Law
lawdean@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 215
Elizabeth Sanford
Assistant to the Dean
elizabeth.sanford@dal.ca
902-494-2114
Room 206
Donna Beaver
Director, Finance & Administration
donna.beaver@dal.ca
902-494-2115
Room 212
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
Tammi Hayne
Administrative Secretary, Alumni Relations
tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 116
Crystal Aboud
Development Officer
crystal.aboud@dal.ca
902-494-5112
(c) 902-220-7937
Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing
stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-717-5635
Room 221
Jane Doucet
Communications Specialist
jane.doucet@dal.ca
902-494-4297
Room 221

Trudi Smith
Web & Digital Media Coordinator

trudi.smith@dal.ca
902-494-1010
Room 221

Academic

Michael Deturbide
Associate Dean, Academic
michael.deturbide@dal.ca
902-494-1041
Room 224
Dana-Lyn Mackenzie
Director, Student Services and Engagement
Dana-Lyn.Mackenzie@dal.ca
902-494-1043
Room 216
Tatiana Neklioudova
Administrative Assistant, Academic
tnekliou@dal.ca
902-494-7656
Room 222
Lavanya Rajagopalan Administrative Assistant, Academic

Lavanya.R@Dal.Ca
902-494-1042
Room 222

 

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
Lucie Guibault
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

lucie.guibault@dal.ca
902-494-1009
Room 443

 

Shannon Langton
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies – Law

lawgrad@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 417
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206
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
Jonathon Penney
Director, Law & Technology Institute
jon@dal.ca
902-494-4231
Room 434
Lucie Guilbault
Associate Director
lucie.guibault@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
Matthew Herder
Director, Health Law Institute
matthew.herder@dal.ca
902-494-2567
Room 329
Joanna Erdman
Associate Director
joanna.erdman@dal.ca
902-494-1016
Room 327
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
Phillip Saunders
Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute
p.saunders@dal.ca
902-494-1044
Room 416
David VanderZwaag
Associate Director
david.vanderzwaag@dal.ca
902-494-1045
Room 415
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 122B
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant, Admissions
law.admissions@dal.ca
902-494-2068
Room 122

Alumni Relations

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

Tammi Hayne
Administrative Secretary, Alumni Relations

tammi.hayne@dal.ca
902-494-5100
Room 116

Career Development

Find out about the Career Services we offer

Inquries

Career Development Office
Room 122, Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

902-494-2068
career.development@dal.ca

Shawn Swallow, MBA CHRP
Director of Career Services & Employer Relations
t:  902-494-4296
e:  shawn.swallow@dal.ca
Kelly Tracey
Senior Career Development Advisor
t:  902-494-1741                                                   
e:  kelly.tracey@dal.ca 
Elaine Wright, Bsc., LLB
Career Development Advisor
t:  902-494-7115
e:  elaine.wright@dal.ca
Julie Harnish
Administrative Assistant
Reception & Career Development
t:  902-494-4187
e:  julie.harnish@dal.ca
Randi Livingstone
Administrative Assistant,
Admissions & Career Development
t:  902-494-2068
e: career.development@dal.ca

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
Geoffrey Loomer
Editor
geoffrey.loomer@dal.ca
902-494-1004
Room 443
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 212
Tiffany Coolen-Jewers
Administrative Officer
tcoolen@dal.ca
902-494-3333
Room 206

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: stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-494-2618
Stephanie Hurley
Manager, Communications & Marketing

stephanie.hurley@dal.ca
902-494-2618
Room 221

Stephanie 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 221

Jane writes about the law school community, co-edits the law school website, promotes law school events, and produces This Week @ Weldon and This Week in Brief, our weekly student and faculty/staff email newsletters.

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
Our favourite city spots
law_halifax hotspots

Halifax, as the cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada, has arts, entertainment, and dining options aplenty – many within easy walking distance of Dal's main campus. Here are some of our favourite places to visit in the city, as selected by students, faculty, and staff at the Schulich School of Law.