Stephen M. Waddams, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., F.R.S.C., is University Professor and the holder of the Goodman/Schipper chair at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, where he has been teaching since 1968. Professor Waddams specializes in contract law and is the author of seven books: Products Liability, The Law of Contracts, The Law of Damages, Introduction to the Study of Law, Law, Politics and the Church of England, Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-Century England, and Dimensions of Private Law: Categories and Concepts in Anglo-American Legal Reasoning, the Editor-in-Chief of the Dominion Law Reports (Canada Law Book) as well as numerous law review articles and notes. He has also been editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal.
Professor Waddams has won several important awards, including the Canadian Association of Law Teachers/Law Reform Commission of Canada Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Research and Law Reform in 1989; the first Albert Abel Professorship in 1994; the David W. Mundell medal for contributions to Law and Letters in 1996; and a Killam Research Fellowship in 1999. He was appointed University Professor in 2005.