New Associate Dean appointment

Valerie OosterveldDean W. Iain Scott is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Valerie Oosterveld as the Associate Dean (Research and Administration) effective July 1, 2014. Oosterveld teaches and publishes widely in the areas of Public International Law and International Criminal Law, and is the Deputy Director of Western University’s Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.

She received her LL.B. at the University of Toronto and earned an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University.

Before joining Western Law in July 2005, she served in the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In this role, she provided legal advice on international criminal accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, especially with respect to the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and other transitional justice mechanisms such as truth and reconciliation commissions.