Brian Young Instructor, Criminal Justice
BA Political Science, LLB University of Victoria
Brian received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in political science, from the University of Victoria in 1986. He served as a legislative intern with the Legislative Assembly of BC in 1986 and then went on to complete his law degree at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, in 1989.
After completing his law degree he articled with the Ministry of Attorney General. In 1990 he went into private practice. During this time he practiced primarily litigation, including criminal law, family law, and personal injury work. After five years in private practice Brian rejoined the Attorney General of B.C. He became lead counsel representing the province dealing with the new Firearms Act of Canada. During his legal career Brian has represented clients in all levels of court in British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa.
In February of 2003, Brian left the practice of law and has devoted his time to writing and teaching at Camosun College. His legal interests focus on criminal defences and their application. He currently teaches courses on the administration of justice and advanced criminal law theory and practice.