It is a pleasure to welcome Robson Hall alum Dr. Chris Hunt to the Robson Crim collaborator team. Dr. Hunt has a varied array of research distinction, but his expertise in privacy law and evidence makes his addition to the collective particularly valuable. Welcome Dr. Hunt to the team!
Associate Professor Chris Hunt joined TRU Law as a Founding Faculty member in 2012. He obtained his LLB from Robson Hall, clerked for the Justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and practiced in the commercial litigation group of a large Vancouver law firm. He earned his LLM and PhD at the University of Cambridge (Gonville & Caius College), funded through the W.M. Tapp fellowship.
Dr. Hunt’s primary research interest concerns the law of privacy, especially in the tort context. His privacy scholarship has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Australian Law Reform Commission. In 2013 Queen’s Faculty of Law awarded him the David Watson Prize for two of his papers judged to make the “most significant contribution to legal scholarship” that year. His work on privacy has appeared in many leading journals in Canada and abroad, including: the Cambridge Law Journal, the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, the McGill Law Journal, the Queen’s Law Journal, the Alberta Law Review, and the New Zealand Law Journal.
Dr. Hunt’s other research interests include comparative Commonwealth approaches to unjust enrichment and equitable wrongdoing, especially breach of confidence. He also publishes regularly on various topics relating to the Law of Evidence.