Nayha Acharya

Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: 902-494-6742
Mailing Address: 
Room 424, Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Procedure and Procedural Justice
  • Legal Theory
  • Medical Negligence
  • Legal Education


  • PhD (Schulich School of Law)

Bar admission

  • Member of the Alberta Law Society


Professor Acharya completed her LLB at the University of Alberta, then articled and practiced at the Edmonton law firm Reynolds, Mirth, Richards and Farmer. She has been part of the Schulich School of Law community since 2011, when she arrived to pursue graduate studies, earning an LLM in 2012 and a PhD in 2017.


Current research interests include alternative dispute resolution, civil procedure and procedural justice, legal theory, dispute resolution and medical negligence. Nayha has also taught Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Introduction to Law and Law and Ethics at our law school


  • Civil Procedure (LAWS 2061)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAWS 2113)
  • Introduction to Law (LAWS 2520)
  • Introduction to Legal Ethics (LAWS 1008)

Service & activity

  • June 2019: IOI-Canada Ocean Governance Training Program Instructor for a "Negotiation Theory and Practice" session