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François Beaulieu

Part-time Instructor

Law, Faculty of

1 506 453 4669

Research interests

  • interest-based negotiation
  • conflict resolution
  • collaborative law
  • administrative law
  • regulatory law


François joined UNB in 2005 as a contract instructor while completing his Master of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School. He holds a BBA (U de M), LLB (U de M) and LLM (Osgoode Hall). He was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1998.

François held a senior management position in a family-owned business in Edmundston, New Brunswick for six years before receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1997, at which time he joined the law firm of Clark Drummie. He spent the following nine years conducting a general practice in the areas of criminal prosecutions, insurance, commercial and family litigation, real estate, medical malpractice and as an interest-based negotiation trainer and facilitator. François spent seven years as a solicitor for The City of Saint John, conducting a practice in contract and public procurement law, public-private partnerships and bylaw-enforcement prosecutions. He is currently the Vice-Chairperson of the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board.

Courses taught

Since 2005, François has taught Negotiation at the Faculty and has also taught the same course at the Faculté de droit at the Université de Moncton. In 2010, he redesigned the negotiation module for the New Brunswick Law Society Bar Admission Course and taught the module until 2018.

Community engagement

François is a former Vice-President of the Edmundston Chamber of Commerce, has served on the Board of Directors of Family Services Saint John Inc. and the Association Régionale de la Communauté francophone de Saint-Jean inc., which he chaired for a number of years. He is past Chair of the Citizens Advisory Group for Saint John’s Vision 2015 Program of Excellence, served on the organizing committee for the Jeux de l’Acadie of 2010 and was Co-Chair of Celebrations 1604-2004 in Saint John. He also served on the Board of Directors of Horizon Health Network. He is currently the Chair of Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT).

Selected publications

F. Beaulieu and A. Kastanis, 2013. Is Collaborative Law all in the Family? Exploring the Scope and Adaptability of Collaborative Law in a Shifting Legal Culture, Solicitor’s Journal, Volume 30, Issue 1

F. Beaulieu, 2010. Negotiation Module, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of New Brunswick

F. Beaulieu, 2010. Negotiation Training: Are New Brunswick Lawyers Immune To It? (Part 2), Solicitor’s Journal, Volume 26, Issue 2

F. Beaulieu, 2010. Negotiation Training: Are New Brunswick Lawyers Immune To It? (Part 1), Solicitor’s Journal, Volume 26, Issue 1