Dean Ian Holloway, Q.C.
BSc 1981, LLB (Dalhousie) 1985, LLM (Calif; Berkeley) 1992, PhD (ANU) 1999
Before joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary as Dean in 2011, Dr. Holloway was the Dean of Law at the University of Western Ontario, completing his second five-year term as Dean of Western Law on June 30, 2011. Before that appointment he was the Associate Dean at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management and completed the Leadership 21 Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Before beginning his academic career, Dean Holloway spent a number of years in private practice in Halifax with the Atlantic Canadian law firm McInnes Cooper, focusing on labour, administrative and admiralty law. He also served as the Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. Dean Holloway was appointed a Nova Scotia Queen's Counsel (QC) in December 2005.
Dean Holloway's teaching and research interests are in the areas of administrative law and legal history. In 1999, he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003, he was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and in 2005 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.