Michael Marin

Associate Professor and Associate Dean

LLM (University of Cambridge)

Law, Faculty of

Ludlow Hall 214B


1 506 453 4702

Research interests

  • corporate governance
  • economic justice
  • civil liability of directors & officers
  • law of cooperatives
  • university discipline
  • clinical legal education & access to justice


Michael Marin joined UNB Law in July 2016, after four years at the University of Ottawa, where he was a full-time professor and founding Academic Director of the Business Law Clinic. In 2018, he was appointed Associate Dean and is responsible for administering the academic program. He is also a part-time Vice-Chairperson of the New Brunswick Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (WCAT), a quasi-judicial tribunal that reviews a variety of determinations concerning the rights of injured workers.

Before entering academia, Prof. Marin practiced corporate and commercial litigation at an international law firm in New York City, and clerked for the Hon. Ian Binnie, formerly of the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2011-12, he was a Fellow of Action Canada, a program that supports the development of Canada’s emerging public policy leaders.

Prof. Marin is a member of the New York Bar, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Law Society of New Brunswick. He often presents at academic and professional conferences in his areas of expertise, which include corporate law, administrative law, and torts. He holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, an MA in public policy from Carleton University, and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Scholar.

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Courses taught

  • Torts
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Clinical Program
  • Jessup Moot

Selected publications

“The Uncertain Scope of Malicious Prosecution: Insights from Canada” (2016), 24:2 Tort Law Review 80.

“Organizational Form and Financial Stability: Lessons from Cooperative Banks in the US and UK” (2016), 31:3 Banking & Finance Law Review 513.

“University Discipline in the Age of Social Media” (2015) 25:2 Education & Law Journal 31.

“Should the Charter Apply to Universities?” (2015) 35:1 National Journal of Constitutional Law 29.

“Disembedding Corporate Governance: The Crisis of Shareholder Primacy in Canada and the U.K.,” (2013) 39:1 Queen’s Law Journal 223.

Detailed research publications