Following a three-year term as Associate Dean at the University of Alberta, Lewis Klar was Dean of the Faculty of Law between 1997 and 2002. Lewis joined the Faculty in at the University of Alberta in 1973. He teaches Torts, Advanced Torts and Insurance Law.
Lewis’ major academic interest is in tort law and his works have been cited on numerous occasions by the Supreme Court of Canada, the courts in every province of Canada, as well as foreign courts. He is the author of Tort Law, which is in its fourth edition, and the co-author of a national casebook, Canadian Tort Law: Cases, Notes & Materials, now in its thirteenth edition.
Lewis was designated as a Queen's Counsel in 2002, received the Law Society of Alberta and Canadian Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award in Legal Scholarship in 2005, the J Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research in 2007 and the Hon. Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. He is a member of the Alberta Automobile Insurance Rate Board and an elected member of the American Law Institute.