Bryan Schwartz

Bryan Schwartz holds an LL.B. from Queen's and a Master's and Doctorate in law from Yale Law School. He has been a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba since 1981, and in 1999 became the inaugural Asper Professor of International Business and Trade Law. Bryan has published seven books and over sixty academic articles. He is the founding and general editor of both the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law and the Underneath the Golden Boy series, an annual review of legislative developments in Manitoba. Over the years he has received numerous awards and honours for teaching, research and community service. Bryan's practical experience has included acting as counsel for the Pitblado Law firm since 1994. He has advised or presented in a wide variety of public and commercial law cases in a wide variety of courts and tribunals. He has participated in the drafting of briefs or the presentation of oral argument in over a dozen Supreme Court of Canada cases. In recent years his clients have also included federal, provincial, municipal, and aboriginal governments, as well as private individuals, non-profit organizations, and administrative agencies. The issues in which he has been involved include constitutional, aboriginal human rights, labour, the environment, health care reform, and regulation of the professions. Bryan has served as an arbitrator in international trade law cases and labour grievances. He teaches labour law, has been a Canada Labour Code adjudicator since 1994, and has served as a sole arbitrator or panel member in a number of grievances brought under collective agreements.

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Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law

University of Manitoba

Faculty of Law

Room 454, Robson Hall

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N20

Phone: (204) 474-6142

Fax: (204) 480-1084

Email: Bryan.Schwartz@umanitoba.ca

Counsel

Pitblado LLP

Barristers & Solicitors

2500-360 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB R3C 4H6

Phone: (204) 956-0560

Fax: (204) 957-0227

Email: bryanpschwartz@gmail.com

Disclosure, funding sources:

All views I express as a teacher, scholar, editor member of an academic committee or in any other role as a university professor are strictly my own independent opinion.

Donors for projects with which I am associated come from sources that include:

  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Grants in Aid of Scholarly Journals); The Asper Chair Endowment;
  • The Legal Research Institute of the University of Manitoba (law journals, various research projects);
  • The Canadian Credit Management Foundation fellows program (for summer students working on the Asper Review);
  • The Canadian Credit Management Fund for International Business and Trade Law Conferences (annual International law conference);
  • The Asper Family Foundation;
  • Canadian Friends of Hebrew University;
  • The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba (student subsidies to participate in the Israel and International Law Program, all for student subsidies for the Mishpatim program); and
  • The Faculty of Law Endowment Fund (for Manitoba Law Journal projects).

As counsel for the law firm Pitbaldo LLP, I carry out professional practice for various clients that include First Nations and the Planning and Priorities Secretariat of the Provincial Government. I also serve on an international dispute resolution panel (Bilcon v Delaware), with the costs shared by the parties, and as an adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code.

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