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Sarah P Bradley

Associate Professor of Law

Schulich School of Law

Email: sarahbradley@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1009
Mailing Address: 
Room 431, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Business law
  • Securities regulation
  • Commercial law
  • Business associations
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions


  • BSc Hons (Toronto)
  • LLB (Queens)
  • LLM (Harvard)

Bar admissions

  • Ontario
  • Nova Scotia
  • New York

Teaching  (on leave of absence 2015-2018)

Research interests

Professor Bradley's research interests involve the law and governance of business organizations, fiduciary obligations in the business context, securities regulation, commercial law, and economic analysis of the law.

Selected publications

  • Sarah P. Bradley, Nova Scotia Companies Act and Commentary, 2010 ed, (Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2009).
  • Sarah P. Bradley, E. Hoffstein, H. Carr & C. Weigl, Ontario Estates Law and Commentary (Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006).
  • Sarah P. Bradley, “BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders: The new fiduciary duties of fair treatment, statutory compliance, and good corporate citizenship” (2010) 41:2 Ottawa L Rev.
  • Yukon Department of Community Services C-6, Corporate Affairs, The Corporate Opportunities Doctrine under the Yukon Business Corporations Act: Analysis of the Current State of the Law and Evaluation of Proposed Changes (2010).
  • Sarah P. Bradley, "Conflict of Interest, Duress and Unconscionability in Quebec Civil Law: Comment on 'The Origins of a Coming Crisis: Renewal of the Churchill Falls Contract'” (2007) 30:1 Dal LJ 259.
  • Sarah P. Bradley, “A Promise You Can Take to the Bank: Enforceable Pledge Agreements for Canadian Charities” (2006) 25:3 ETPJ.  

Service & activity

  • Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission and in that capacity is a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Policy Coordination Committee and the Joint Forum of Financial Regulators
  • Vice-Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators
  • Vice-Chair of CBA Nova Scotia's Legislation and Law Reform Committee
  • President of the YWCA Halifax
  • Professor Bradley has served as a consultant to provincial governments on corporate law reform initiatives and has acted as an expert witness on the subject of Nova Scotia companies law.