After teaching law at the University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie Law School, Chris Axworthy went to Saskatoon in 1984 as the founding Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and as a Professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 1988 he was elected Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Clark’s Crossing. He was re-elected in 1993 and 1997 as the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar.
In 1999, Mr.Axworthy was elected in a by-election as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saskatoon-Fairview and re-elected later that year. He served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
In 2003 Mr.Axworthy returned to the University of Saskatchewan as a Professor of Law, a position he currently occupies. He also practices law with Robertson Stromberg Pedersen.
He and his wife, Michelle, are long-time residents of Saskatoon-Wanuskewin.