Tamar Meshel, BA (Hons), JD, LLM, SJD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
meshel@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3348
Address
421 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Tamar is an Assistant Professor. She holds a J.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. (Hons) degree in political science, LL.M. and SJD degrees from the University of Toronto.

Tamar practiced international commercial arbitration in a law firm in Vancouver and as Deputy Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. She also acted as legal advisor to the Jerusalem Arbitration Center in Israel and Palestine and was a Graduate Fellow with the conflict resolution group of The Carter Center in Atlanta.

During her doctoral studies, Tamar was a Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law in Luxembourg, and a Schulich Fellow at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She was a receipt of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a scholarship from the Centre for International Governance Innovation International Law Research Program.


Research
  • Arbitration
  • International Water Law
  • Tort Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Securities Law


Selected Publications


Journal Articles


  • "International Commercial Arbitration in Canada After Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller," Arbitration International (published online 2020).





  • "225 Years to the Jay Treaty: Interstate Arbitration Between Progress and Stagnation," 3(1) Cardozo International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review 1 (2020).


  • "Unmasking the Substance Behind the Process: Why the Duty to Cooperate in International Water Law is Really a Substantive Principle," 47(1) Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 29 (2020).


  • "Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc.: Can Hard Cases Make Good Law?" 50(4) Advocates’ Quarterly 351 (2020).


  • “Inter-state Fresh Water Dispute Resolution: Some Reflections on River Basin Organizations as Arbitral Institutions”, 29 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 55 (2018).


  • “Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment”, in Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law, Hélène Ruiz Fabri (ed.), Oxford University Press (2019).


  • “Environmental Justice in the United States: The Human Right to Water”, 8(2) Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (2018).


  • “The Croatia v. Slovenia Arbitration: The Silver Lining”, 16(2) The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (2017).


  • “What's in a Name? The Silala Waters and the Applicability of International Watercourse Law”, 39 Questions of International Law (2017).


  • “The Evolution of Interstate Arbitration and the Peaceful Resolution of Transboundary Freshwater Disputes”, 2016 (2) Journal of Dispute Resolution.


  • “A Decade Later and Still on Target: Revisiting the 2006 Israeli Targeted Killing Decision”, 7 Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (2016).


  • “A New Transboundary Fresh Water Dispute before the International Court of Justice”, 42(1) Water International (2016).


  • “Due Diligence Obligations and Institutional Models for Cyberspace: Lessons from International Environmental Law”, 58 German Yearbook of International Law (2016) (with Prof. Jutta Brunnee).


  • “Interstate Arbitration and the Peaceful Resolution of Transboundary Freshwater Disputes”, ESIL 11th Annual Conference, ESIL Paper Series (2016).


  • “Bannai v. Erez and the Jurisdictional Race of the Israeli and English Courts”, 32(1) Arbitration International (2016).


  • “Human Rights in Investor-State Arbitration: The Human Right to Water and Beyond”, 6(2) Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2015).


  • “Commercial Peacemaking’ - The New Role of the International Commercial Arbitration Legal Order”, 60(2) Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (2015).


  • “The Use and Misuse of the Corruption Defense in International Investment Arbitration”, 30(3) Journal of International Arbitration (2013).


  • “The 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules – Enhanced Practices and New Features”, 21(1) Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal (2012).


  • “Where in the World is Canadian International Arbitration?”, 1(1) Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review (2012) (Co-author).


Books and Book Chapters



  • “Dental Negligence and Malpractice”, in Dental Law in Canada, 3rd ed., Jocelyn Downie, Karen McEwen, Michael Hadskis & Dr. William MacInnis, eds., LexisNexis (2019).





Encyclopedia entries


  • “Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment”, in Hélène Ruiz Fabri (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law, Oxford University Press (2019).


Blogs and Reports







Teaching
  • Tort Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Corporate Securities


Courses

LAW 430A - Torts

The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

Fall Term 2020
LAW 430B - Torts

The law of negligence, damages, intentional interferences with persons, property and chattels, the law of strict liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance, defamation, the economic torts, the future of tort law.

Winter Term 2021
LAW 451 - Corporations Law

The laws governing corporations including: pre-incorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; fiduciary duties in general and in commercial relationships, especially in the context of directors and officers, corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies.

Fall Term 2020
LAW 613 - Corporate Securities and Finance

The course will cover methods of small business financing including equity, borrowing, government assistance; special structures such as partnerships, joint ventures, farmouts and leases. A second major part of the course will deal with sale of securities to the public, the various parties in public financing, preparation of a prospectus, continuous disclosure and stock exchange requirements; evaluation of and issues involved in takeovers. Prerequisite: LAW 451.

Winter Term 2021

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