Joost Blom, Q.C.

Joost Blom is Professor Emeritus of Law at UBC. He took his LLB at UBC, a BCL at Oxford, and an LLM at Harvard.

He joined the UBC Law Faculty in 1972, was Dean from 1997 to 2003, and retired in 2017. His teaching subjects are private international law, contracts, torts, and intellectual property, and he has published widely in those areas. He has held visiting academic positions at the University of Victoria, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Melbourne Law School and the University of Trier (Germany).

Prof. Blom was awarded a Q.C. in 1985 (British Columbia), served as an elected bencher of the Law Society of BC from 2004 to 2011, and is now a Life Bencher. He is also a membre titulaire of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He served as Director of the BC Law Institute from 2007 to 2017, and was Chair from 2015 to 2017. He also chaired the Project Committee on BCLI’s study of Unfair Contracts Relief, the final report of which was published in 2011.