Between 1965 and 1999 David Flaherty taught at Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and, principally, the University of Western Ontario where he taught law and history. While at the University of Western Ontario (1972-1999), he was the first director of the Centre for American Studies. He is now a Professor Emeritus. David Flaherty has been the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards from Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and Georgetown Universities, and in 1992-1993 was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Fulbright Scholar in Law. Dr. Flaherty was an adjunct professor in political science at the University of Victoria from 1999-2006.
David Flaherty now specializes in the management of privacy and information issues. He served as the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia between 1993 and 1999. As a privacy consultant, Dr. Flaherty currently is involved in many activities including conducting assessments of privacy compliance, preparing Privacy Impact Assessments, and developing privacy management plans.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books
Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume I (Toronto: Osgoode Society and the University of Toronto Press, 1981), 428 pp. (editor)
Other Legal History Publications
Privacy in Colonial New England 1630-1776 (University of Virginia Press, 1972), 287 pp.
Essays in the History of Early American Law (North Carolina Press, 1969), 534 pp.
Challenging Times: The Women’s Movement in Canada and the United States (Mc-Gill-Queen’s University Press, 1992), 352 pp. (editor with Constance Backhouse)