David L. Blaikie is Assistant Professor in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University where he teaches Torts, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has a cross appointment with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering where he lectures on tort law. He has also developed and taught courses in law at the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam and the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has undergraduate degrees in philosophy and law from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (B.A.) and Dalhousie Law School (LL.B.), and graduate degrees in theology and law from Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1993 and practised mainly insurance defence litigation. While in practice, he appeared before various administrative tribunals and courts in Nova Scotia, and wrote briefs for the Supreme Court of Canada. Before pursuing a legal career, he worked as an editor with World Vision Canada and as a correctional officer at a provincial jail.