Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch was appointed Dean of Law in July 2016. Dr. Black-Branch has worked in a variety of countries including the United Kingdom, Denmark and Switzerland. He has held academic leadership roles including most recently, Chair in International Law and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Law at Royal Holloway, University of London; and had been Head of the School of Law and Director of Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Business at the University of Bedfordshire; Dean and Head of School, ATV Business in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as Senior Law Fellow and Director of Law at Grey Friars Hall at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Black-Branch is a Barrister who is actively engaged in the legal profession, both as a lawyer and a Justice of the Peace serving as a Magistrate in Oxford. He serves as Chairman of the International Law Association Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation and Contemporary International Law and has convened five Round Table Forums and research conferences on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law and is founding President of The International Society of Law and Nuclear Diplomacy and Disarmament, and as the British representative to the International Law Association’s Arms Control and Disarmament Law Committee. He is the co-editor of the refereed journal series on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law published by Asser Press.
Prior to commencing his academic law career, Dr. Black-Branch was trained as an educator. Dr. Black-Branch received his PhD from the University of Toronto as well as an MA and doctorate in Law (D.Phil.) from the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and has completed a postgraduate diploma in teaching and learning in Higher Education at the University of Oxford and is a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal recipient for his ’worth and devoted services to the community’.