Dianne Pothier

Dianne Pothier has been teaching at Dalhousie Law School since 1986 and has been a Full Professor since 2001. Her teaching and research subjects include constitutional law, conflict of laws, public law, labour law, human rights, equality rights, and disability rights. She was legal counsel to the Canada Labour Relations Board from 1984 to 1986, a Supreme Court of Canada law clerk to Justice Brian Dickson in 1983, and is currently on the Equality Rights Panel of the Court Challenges Program. In 2005, she received a Frances Fish Women Lawyers’ Achievement Award from the Nova Scotia Association of Women and the Law. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1982 and her litigation experience includes being the appellant’s co-counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in R.D.S. v. The Queen, and being counsel for the joint intervention of LEAF and DAWN in British Columbia v. Auton.

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