The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Dylan, as an Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2016. “We are excited about the contributions Daniel will bring as our newest faculty member,” says Dean Angelique EagleWoman. “He understands communities in the North and is an excellent fit with our three mandate areas: Aboriginal/Indigenous law; Natural Resources and Environmental Law; and Sole Practitioner/Small Town Law with the integrated practice curriculum.”
Daniel has most recently served as Legal Counsel for the Government of Nunavut Department of Justice in the Legal and Constitutional Law Division. Since April 2012, he has gained legal experience working on Aboriginal, environment, mining, natural resource, sustainable development and wildlife matters. He is the President of the Canadian Bar Association, Nunavut Branch and has served as a committee member on various topics for the Law Society of Nunavut. In June 2011, he was called to the bar in Ontario. Following that in January 2012, he was called to the bar in Nunavut.
As part of his depth of legal experience, he has served in several judicial clerkships. From July 2011 to April 2012, he served as a clerk to the Honourable Justice Donald J. Rennie, Federal Court in Ottawa, Ontario (now of the Federal Court of Appeal). From August 2010 to July 2011, he served as a clerk to the Honourable Justice Douglas R. Campbell, Federal Court in Ottawa, Ontario. From January 2010 to May 2010, he served as an externship judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge David McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lansing, Michigan. In 2011, Daniel received his Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law where he also received his (Bachelor of Laws) L.L.B. in 2010. In addition, he attained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2010. From Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with High Honors in Political Science in 1997.
Daniel brings experience in teaching in the areas of human rights, social justice, Aboriginal issues and the law. His legal scholarship has focused on a variety of issues, such as: traditional knowledge governance in Nunavut, the duty to consult in overlapping land areas for protection of wildlife, and intellectual property. His practical experience and scholarly interests will inform his classes in the areas of contracts, evidence, professional responsibility and natural resources.