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Faculty of Law announces new dean 

Mark Walters begins his term May 1.
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Faculty of Law announces new dean 

On July 1, Mark Walters will begin his five-year term as Queen’s Faculty of Law dean. 

He was selected following a search process chaired by interim provost and vice-principal (academic) Tom Harris.

Walters specializes in public law, constitutional law, legal history and theory. Walters’ focus also includes Indigenous treaty relations. He currently serves as the F.R. Scott Chair in Public and Constitutional Law at McGill University.

As a Queen’s alum, Walters was a member of Queen’s faculty for 17 years and served as the University’s first associate dean (graduate studies and research). During his tenure, he authored a book on the faculty’s history. He’s also taught at Oxford University. 

In a statement to The Gazette, Walters shared his excitement to re-join the Queen’s academic community. 

“It will be such a privilege to work with faculty, staff, and students who are committed to excellence and innovation in legal education and research, and who are passionate about law’s promise in building a more just society,” Walters said. 

Walters will replace current dean Bill Flanagan, who’s has served as the dean of Queen’s Faculty of Law for 14 years. 

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