Janet Walker


BA (Hons), MA (York), LLB (Osgoode), DPhil (Oxon) 

Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Assistant: 
Rosati, Mary

Janet Walker teaches Conflict of Laws and International Dispute Resolution in the LLB and Professional LLM programs, and she has taught Civil Procedure and International Business Transactions. She has served as Associate Dean, Professional LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Convener of the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice Stream, and Director of the Mooting Program.

Professor Walker is the author of Castel and Walker: Canadian Conflict of Laws (6 ed), and the Halsbury’s Laws of Canada volume on the Conflict of Laws; she is the General Editor of The Civil Litigation Process (6 ed), the editor of The Vis Book, and a co-author of A Practical Guide to Mooting and the forthcoming Irwin Essentials series volume on Civil Procedure. Many of her articles on the subject of cross-border litigation and arbitration can be found at http://research.osgoode.yorku.ca/walker

Professor Walker has lectured in Wuhan and Xi’an, and she has taught Conflict of Laws as a visitor at Monash, Haifa and Toronto, as a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at NYU in New York and in the joint program with NUS in Singapore, and for the past seven years, as a Foreign Research Professor at the University of Carthage in Tunisia. She gave a series of lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2005 and she co-chaired the 72nd Biennial Conference of the International Law Association in 2006.

Professor Walker has served as an ICC arbitrator in various matters and she is active in the international arbitration community. She is the common law advisor to the Federal Courts Rules Committee. She has served as an International Advisor to the American Law Institute in its project with Unidroit to develop Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure; and as a member of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Committee on National Class Actions, of the IBA Task Force on Guidelines on Recognition and Enforcement of Collective Redress Judgments, of the ILA Committee on International Civil Litigation, and of the ABA Canada/US Class Action Protocol Project. She has been elected Vice-President of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association, and a member of the American Law Institute, of the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law, and of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on International Law.

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Research Interests: International Litigation and Arbitration, Comparative Procedure, Advocacy