Rodney Hayley has been appointed by the University of Victoria as Professor of Law and Lawson Lundell Practitioner in Residence. His two-year appointment takes effect January 1, 2013. In this position, Hayley will teach Civil Procedure, Class Actions and Mass Litigation, and a course he is designing on legal history entitled “Anti-Asian Laws, 1850 to the Present: Origins, Application, Repeal and Redress.”
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Hayley will be involved in UVic’s mooting program assisting students with their simulated court proceedings, as well as other faculty activities, including the Legal Process program for first-year students. Hayley will also maintain a position as senior counsel with Lawson Lundell LLP.
Commenting on his appointment, Hayley said: “I’m really looking forward to this role. I thoroughly enjoy teaching up-and-coming legal practitioners and scholars and am excited about the opportunity to devote more of my time to engaging with students and sharing my love of the law.”
The position was made possible thanks to a major gift from Lawson Lundell to the UVic Faculty of Law.