The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University has a new Dean, Kimberly (Kim) Brooks. What follows is from the official announcement:
Professor Brooks graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and a Master of Laws (Taxation) from York University, Osgoode Hall Law School. Between UBC and York she worked for the firm Stikeman Elliott as a tax lawyer. Presently she holds the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, having previously held appointments in the Faculties of Law at UBC and Queens, respectively. Professor Brooks has won teaching prizes at Queens, UBC and McGill and recently was awarded a 3M National Teaching Fellow. A prolific SSHRC funded scholar, she has received numerous recognitions for her work including holding an Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University, a Faculty Scholar Award from UBC, a Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute-Research Fellowship, and other awards from Kent University and the University of New South Wales. She has served as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, Managing Editor/Secretary of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee of the National Association of Women and the Law, Editor of Women and Gender Law Abstracts (SSRN) and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund-National Legal Committee.
Professor Brooks has significant experience with curriculum reform, strategic planning and advancement. She shows inexhaustible energy and passion for the law, for students and for law schools. She has a broad understanding of the changing contexts of legal education and law schools, and is deeply committed to seizing the opportunity before the Schulich School of Law to take the lead in curriculum reform, to increase its scholarly impact, to cultivate the professional legal community and to encourage students to work in the public interest.