Lewis Klar

Lewis Klar, Q.C. is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he specializes in tort and insurance law. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1997 to 2002. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Quebec in 1971 and the Law Society of Alberta in 2000. He was awarded a Queen’s Counsel in 2002, and received the Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to legal scholarship from the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta) in 2005.

In 2007, Professor Klar received the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Alberta. This is the university’s most senior and prestigious research award. In 2008, Professor Klar received the Hon. Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award from the Faculty of Law. Professor Klar is the author of Tort Law, 5th edition, 2012, and the co-author of Canadian Tort Law : Cases, Notes & Materials, 14th edition, 2014.  Professor Klar is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a former member of the Alberta Auto Insurance Rate Board. His works have been cited on numerous occasions by the courts in every province in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

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