Michael Marin, KC

Dean and Associate Professor

LLM (University of Cambridge)

Law, Faculty of

Room 105A


1 506 453 4627

Dean Marin joined the UNB Faculty of Law in 2016, after teaching at the University of Ottawa for four years. He was appointed Associate Dean in 2018, Acting Dean in 2020 and Dean in 2021. In 2022, he was appointed King’s Counsel.

Dean Marin’s focus is the implementation of UNB Law’s Strategic Plan, a bold agenda that will affirm UNB Law as one of Canada’s top law schools. The Plan includes new experiential learning opportunities, a graduate program, research chairs, an intensive term, a pre-law program and upgraded facilities.

Dean Marin is active in the legal profession through service on administrative tribunals, professional organizations and continuing legal education. He currently serves as Vice-Chairperson of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board and previously served as Vice-Chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (WCAT). In the latter role, he authored nearly 100 decisions on the rights and obligations of injured workers and their employers.

Dean Marin also serves on the Atlantic Regional Committee of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, which provides support to lawyers appearing before the country’s highest court. He is a member of the Councils of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association New Brunswick Branch, as well as the Executive Committee of the Council of Canadian Law Deans.

Dean Marin is a frequent presenter at conferences organized by the Canadian Bar Association, the National Judicial Institute and other professional organizations. His teaching and research focus on administrative law, workplace law, corporate governance and torts.

Before entering academia, Dean Marin practiced civil litigation at an international firm in New York City and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Ian Binnie. He has a law degree from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University, and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Scholar. Dean Marin was named a Fellow of Action Canada, a program that supports the development of Canada’s public policy leaders.

He is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Law Society of Ontario and the Bar of New York.