Class of 2017

2014-15 Exchange & Visiting Students

2014 Orientation Day

(l-r) The Hon. Mr. Justice Russell S. Brown (Court of Appeal of Alberta), Wilma Bernhardt (Elder), and Dean Paul D. Paton at UAlberta Law's Orientation Day

Indigenous Law Student Services Orientation

(Sept 5, 2014)

2014 Orientation

Dean Paul Paton flipping burgers at Faculty of Law Dean's BBQ


(Sept 5, 2014)

Indigenous Law Student Services Orientation

(Sept 5, 2014)

2014-15 Sessional Instructors

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Our renowned faculty members are outstanding and approachable educators and scholars who have authored many textbooks and publications impacting the policy and practice of law internationally;

Our century-long tradition of excellence has produced three Justices of Canada, a Chief Justice, a host of provincial and federal politicians, and numerous legal visionaries and other highly successful graduates.

We are one of Canada's top law schools, with excellent facilities and the second largest law library in Canada. Our graduate students come from both Canada and abroad.

We offer masters (LL.M.) and doctoral (PhD) programs.  Students may elect for a thesis or course-based LL.M.

Our faculty members have research interests in a broad array of Canadian and international law and can provide you with outstanding guidance.


Faculty in the Media

Alumni in the Media

Faculty of Law welcomes new Dean

Dean Paul D Paton

Dean Paul D Paton

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the University of Alberta Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Paul D. Paton as Dean of the Faculty of Law for a five-year term of office, effective July 1, 2014. Please click link to read the official UAlberta announcement.

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law welcomes Professor Paton, and is looking forward to working with him as its new Dean.

Celebrating Research

The Canadian Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution (2014)

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law would like to congratulate our colleague Professor Mitchell McInnes on the publication of his new book The Canadian Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution (2014), by LexisNexis Canada. Professor McInnes, recognized by Maclean’s magazine as one of Canada’s leading university professors, joined the UAlberta Faculty of Law in 2005. He previously taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University in Australia. Professor McInnes clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and served as a Legal Research Officer with the Alberta Court of Appeal.