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J. Bruce Melville


  • 1977-1980 - Attended York University (Osgoode Hall Law School), Toronto, Ontario; graduated with LLB
  • 1973-1977 - Attended University of British Columbia Faculty of Commerce, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1973 - High School graduation, Courtenay, British Columbia

Professional qualifications

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia; called to the British Columbia Bar in 1981


  • 1994-present - Peterson Stark Scott
  • 1985-1994 - Melville & Company
  • 1981-1985 - British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority


  • Alberta Expropriation Association
  • British Columbia Expropriation Association
  • Ontario Expropriation Association


Other activities

  • Guest speaker Canadian Real Estate Association 2004 Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Frequent guest speaker appearances at Canadian expropriation conferences
  • Lecturer, Municipal Administration program, Capilano University, North Vancouver
  • Frequent media commentator on expropriation and land compensation topics
  • Webmaster, Expropriation Law Centre