Anne Warner La Forest QC


Law, Faculty of

Ludlow Hall 221

1 506 453 5052

Research interests

  • Property law
  • International law
  • International human rights law
  • Private international law
  • Administrative law and corporate governance


Professor La Forest was Dean of the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law from 1996 until 2004. She has been a Visiting Fellow in the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program and a Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the Department of Justice in Ottawa.

Professor La Forest is a member of several bars and has practiced law and acted an adjudicator. She has been a member of the Council of the SSHRC and Chair of its Fellowships Committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute (chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada), and was the lead member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

Current research projects

  • A New Deal for Canada: The Labour Conventions Case Revisited (to be published by UBC Press in 2018)
  • Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150.

Selected publications

Anger & Honsberger’s Law of Real Property, 3rd ed (Aurora: Canada Law Book 2006  ), three volumes.

“New Brunswick’s Continuing Policy of Splendid Isolation in the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments” (2016) 58 Canadian Business Law Journal 57

“Evidence and International and Comparative Law” in The Globalised Rule of Law, Oonagh Fitzgerald (with Elisabeth Eid, Don Fleming, Anne Warner La Forest, Armand de Mestral, and Lorraine Pelot) (Irwin Law, 2006), pp. 367-392, also published as “Le principe de la prevue, le droit international et le droit compare” dans Règle de Droit et Mondialisation, (Éditions Yvon Blais, 2006).

Domestic Application of International Law: “Are We There Yet?” (2004) 37 University of British Columbia Law Review 157-218.

“The Balance Between Liberty and Comity in the Evidentiary Requirements Applicable to Extradition Proceedings” (2002) 28 Queen’s Law Journal 95-176.