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Maureen Maloney joined the School of Public Policy as a professor in 2010. Professor Maloney was previously the Chair in Law and Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria between 2000-2010. She returned to the University of Victoria following a term as Deputy Minister to the Attorney General (1993 to 2000) and Deputy Attorney General (1997 to 2000) of the Province of British Columbia. Before assuming these positions, Prof. Maloney was the first woman Dean of Law in British Columbia. She has published and lectured extensively. Her current teaching and research interests relate to justice systems, international human rights, and conflict management/resolution.
Professor Maloney is and has been actively involved in international governance, dispute resolution and human rights projects in South-East Asia, Iraq, China, Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa. She is a board member of the International Commission of Jurists (Canadian Section) and a member of the Education and Training Committee of the Foundation for International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (The Hague). She is a recent board member of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation and of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy. She has also served as a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal based in Ottawa.