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Dr. Krish Maharaj

Assistant Professor


Teaching Areas

Professor Maharaj is uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, nonetheless, he joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor in January, 2018 and teaches in the areas of contract law and trusts.  While originally from Auckland, New Zealand, where he obtained bachelor’s degrees in law and commerce before obtaining admission to the bar in 2008, Professor Maharaj has since then established an academic and professional presence in Western Canada through the pursuit of graduate work at the Allard School of Law at UBC, and practice as a civil litigator.  He is admitted to the provincial bars of Alberta and British Columbia.

Professor Maharaj’s research interests include contractual obligations of good faith, damages and civil remedies, and equitable obligations.  His present research projects include the adaptation of his completed doctoral work into a monograph explaining the proper application of the mitigation doctrine to loss arising in breach of contract cases, and separate articles on the formulation of minimum criteria for the application of a general doctrine of good faith in the common law of contracts.

  • Contracts
  • Equity
  • Civil remedies and damages
  • Good faith in contractual relations

Peer-reviewed articles 

  • “Good for Everyone or Not Good at All: Clarity and Commitment in Contractual Good Faith”
    Supreme Court Law Review
    (2020) 96 S.C.L.R. (2d) 107
  • “The Trouble with Tort: Why Deception in Bhasin Cannot Presently be Deceit”
    Journal of Commonwealth Law
    (2019) 1:1 Journal of Commonwealth Law 119
  • “An Action on The Equities: Re-characterizing Bhasin As Equitable Estoppel”
    Alberta Law Review
    (2017) 55:1 Alta L Rev 199
  • “Limits on the Operation of Exclusion Clauses”
    Alberta Law Review
    March 2012
    (2012) 49:3 Alta L Rev 635

Book reviews

  • Book Review – “Account of Profits by Peter Devonshire”
    Osgoode Hall Law Journal
    February 2014
    (2013) 51:1 Osgoode Hall LJ 329-333

Conference papers

  • “Does a Tort by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?: Recharacterising Bhasin as Post-Contractual Fraud”
    Good Faith in Contract
    Faculty of Law – University of Montreal
  • “To run in thin air – Why Bhasin v. Hrynew and ‘good faith obligations’ need a firmer footing”
    The Ninth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations: Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (“Obligations IX”)
    Melbourne Law School - University of Melbourne jointly hosted with The University of Oxford
  • “The Price of Pilfered Opportunities – When Gain Based Remedies Are an Appropriate Response to Breach of Contract"
    6th Annual International Graduate Legal Research Conference
    King's College, University of London