Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Mary Jo Maur. Photo: Greg Black

As the cornerstone of our Introduction to Legal Skills class and one of the primary instructors for the Queen's Law undergraduate course Law 201, Mary-Jo is one of the first faces Queen's Law students see -- in some cases, long before they ever arrive at the school. Mary-Jo holds a full-time teaching appointment at Queen’s Faculty of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Civil Procedure, Torts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is the Director of the Introduction to Legal Studies Program. She has twice been given the Law Students’ Society Teaching Excellence Award.

On top of her teaching duties, Mary-Jo Maur has practiced Family Law in Kingston for over 25 years, currently as counsel with Templeman Menninga LLP as Counsel,


  • Family law
  • Torts
  • Civil procedure 

Recent Accomplishments 

  • Course designer, Law 201: Introduction to Canadian Law
  • Course designer: Introduction to Legal Skills 
  • Co-Chair, Law Society of Upper Canada Family Law Summit
  • Frequent presenter and speaker at LSUC Continuing Legal Education conferences
  • Presenter at the National Judicial Institute, the Ontario Judicial Institute and the National Family Law Conference
  • Two-time winner of the Law Students' Society Sessional Teaching Award 

Recent Publications 

For a complete list of publications, please consult Professor Maur's CV. 

  • Maur, M., Bala, N. Re-Thinking Costs in Ontario Family Cases:  Encouraging Parties to "Move Forward" (2014), 33 CFLQ 173
  • Bala, N., Maur, M., The Hague Convention on Child Abduction:  A Canadian Primer (2014), 33 CFLQ 267
  • Hovius, B. and Maur, M., Hovius on Family Law: Cases, Notes and Materials, 8th ed., Carswell, 2013
  • Maur, M., Child Support Below the Guidelines: Why a Bird in the Hand Isn't Always Worth Two in the Bush (2008), 27 CFLQ 201