Barbara Billingsley became dean of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Wilbur Fee Bowker Professor of Law on July 1, 2020. She is the Faculty of Law's 13th dean and the first woman to be appointed to the position in the Faculty's history. She is a proud alumna of UAlberta, who earned her LLB and LLM here in 1990 and 1995, respectively, and her BA in political science in 1987. Before joining the Faculty, Dean Billingsley practised civil litigation in Edmonton, primarily in the area of insurance defence. She has been a full-time faculty member since 2001, after joining as a sessional in 1996. Her areas of research and teaching include insurance law, civil litigation processes and constitutional law issues pertaining to private law matters. In addition to numerous law review articles on these and other topics, she is the author of General Principles of Canadian Insurance Law (3rd ed., LexisNexis, 2020), a co-editor of The Civil Litigation Process: Cases & Materials (8th ed., Emond Montgomery, 2016), and a contributing author of Constitutional Law: Cases, Commentary and Principles (Thomson Canada Limited, 2008). She is currently a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of the Northwest Territories. She is a recipient of the Canadian Bar Association/Law Society of Alberta Award for Distinguished Scholarship, the University of Alberta's Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Faculty of Law's Honourable Tevie Miller Teaching.Excellence Award.
General principles affecting insurance contracts including good faith, indemnity, subrogation, and insurable interest; particular problems arising out of the Alberta Insurance Act in relation to automobile, life and fire insurance.Winter Term 2021