Phillip Drew

Phillip Drew

Assistant Dean of Juris Doctorate

Queen's University

Faculty of Law


Dr. Phillip Drew is a former military Intelligence Officer and Legal Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He is currently the Assistant Dean of Juris Doctorate and Graduate Studies at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, and is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University College of Law, where he taught from 2016-2020.

Dr. Drew’s principal area of study is the Law of Armed Conflict, with a specialization in Maritime Blockade Law and maritime security.  He is also a Qualified Expert with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Drew had operational deployments to the Persian Gulf War, Rwanda and as a deployed legal officer for CTF 150/151.  Following his retirement from the military in 2014 he worked as a senior consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime where he worked with West African countries to assist with the development of legislation for counter piracy, drug trafficking, human smuggling, and other forms of maritime crime.