Dr. Phillip Drew has recently joined the faculty of Law as our Assistant Dean, Juris Doctor and Graduate Legal Studies. Phil is well known to Queen’s Law. He is a graduate of Queen’s Law (JD ‘00 & LL.M. ’12), and has been teaching International Humanitarian Law for the Queen’s Global Law Program since 2012. He is also the founding Director of the Queen’s Specialized Program in International Law and Politics for undergrads at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle.
Phil served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 31 years before moving into academia. During the first half of his military career he was as an Intelligence Officer – serving in the Middle East during the first Gulf War, and in Rwanda in 1994-95. He spent the latter half of his military career as a lawyer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, including a five-year assignment as the Legal Advisor to the Canadian Pacific Fleet. He is a senior consultant with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, where he works primarily in areas of Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy, and is currently the only lawyer in the world who is certified as a Qualified Expert by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Phil joins us from the Australian National University College of Law, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2016. In 2018 he won the ANU College of Law’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and was a finalist for the 2019 Australian Law Awards Academic of the Year.