University of Windsor Law Professors Appointed Co-Editors of Canadian Bar Review

  • December 08, 2015

OTTAWA – The Canadian Bar Association has named University of Windsor Faculty of Law Professor David Tanovich and Acting Dean Christopher Waters as of co-editors of the Association’s learned journal, the Canadian Bar Review.

“I am pleased to welcome Professors Tanovich and Waters as co-editors of the Bar Review,” says CBA President Janet Fuhrer. “They bring impressive academic credentials and experience that will serve the journal well at this time.”

Professors Tanovich and Waters replace long-serving editor-in-chief Beth Bilson, Q.C., of the University of Saskatchewan, who retires at the end of the year. Patrice Deslauriers at the Université de Montréal continues as Associate Editor.

“Professor Bilson has served the CBA with steadfast skill and dedication, ensuring that the Review has maintained its place as a leading journal. We wish her well as she steps down and takes on new priorities,” adds Janet Fuhrer.

Between them, Professors Tanovich and Waters have a wealth of experience in academia and legal practice, offer complimentary areas of expertise in public and private law, and a keen interest in collaborating with the CBA to ensure the Review is at the forefront of accessibility and innovation in legal academic publishing.

Both have had distinguished career paths.  Christopher Waters joined the Faculty in 2007 and served as Associate Dean from 2009-2012. He has held academic posts internationally and has been a visiting scholar at several universities, including the University of Aix-Marseille.

Prof. Waters’ research interests are in the areas of public international law, international humanitarian law, military law, contract law and urban issues. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1996, he has extensive field experience in the Caucasus and Balkans in human rights and election monitoring.

Prof. Tanovich joined the Faculty in 2003. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, legal ethics and systemic racism. He is a nationally recognized expert in these areas.

Prior to joining the Faculty, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada (1995-96 Term). From 1996-2003, he was a partner with Pinkofsky Lockyer where he developed a criminal appellate practice arguing close to 100 appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

The Canadian Bar Review, which dates back to 1923, is the official, bilingual legal journal published by the CBA. In its 92-year history, it has often been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and remains a leader in legal publishing.

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.