The Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce Barrister and Solicitor Jonathan W. Hak Q.C. as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Calgary campus. Hak has been teaching as a sessional lecturer with the Dhillon School of Business since 2002 and will continue teaching in the area of business law.

Hak got his Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge in 1988, was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006 and is currently a PhD Candidate with Leiden University Faculty of Law.

Associate Dean for the Dhillon School of Business, Kelly Williams-Whitt, says that Hak’s knowledge and experience make his classes especially interesting and that he has a knack for explaining sometimes difficult concepts in ways students can understand and remember.

“Jonathan has been teaching our business law class on the Calgary campus for many years and is a student favourite,” Williams-Whitt says. “Although he is already very highly accomplished, Jonathan is a lifelong learner and is pursuing a doctoral degree while he manages travel between his homes in Calgary and The Hague, Netherlands. We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented colleague and congratulate him on his appointment.”

Hak previously worked as a Crown Prosecutor in Calgary, Alberta for over 30 years, prosecuting major crimes and providing investigational advice to the Homicide Unit of the Calgary Police Service. He has over 30 years of experience teaching law at the post-secondary level including developing and teaching a course on Courtroom Testimony for Expert Witnesses that he delivers primarily to federal, provincial/state and local authorities. In 2000 Hak also spearheaded a legal training program for forensic video analysis in North America with Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International Inc (LEVA), and continues to teach multinationally in this area of the law.