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David studied law at Dalhousie and Harvard.
David Blaikie was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1993, and practiced civil litigation with the law firm of Patterson Palmer (now Patterson Law) in Truro, Nova Scotia. He has developed and taught courses in law at the University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Hue University, Vietnam, Dalhousie University and the Atlantic School of Theology, both in Nova Scotia. He teaches in the areas of evidence, torts, civil procedure, professional responsibility and alternative dispute resolution.
David is a co-author or editor of four books, most recently Why Good Lawyers Matter (with The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell and Darrel Pink, eds., Irwin Law), and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, The Law of Damages (with Samantha Orr, LexisNexis). He is also a founder and an editor of The Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (Carswell).
He is collaborating on a book project on lawyers and social justice with Dr. Madhava Menon and the Honourable Sandra Oxner to be published by Oxford University Press.