Faculty of Law

Together, we will connect legal scholars with community leaders

Uniquely positioned in a city and province that are world leaders in the resource and energy sector, the faculty embraces the integral role it plays in Canada’s energy capital.

We have a vision to be the global destination for the study of natural resources, energy and environmental law. We aspire to be the Canadian leader in lawyering skills development. And we aim to be Western Canada’s standard of excellence for Juris Doctor programs.

Our faculty members are among the finest legal scholars in the nation. Their work is cited by academics, judges and governments around the world.

Our staff is the epitome of professionalism. Our students are exemplars of the values of leadership and social commitment at the core of our school’s ethos since our foundation almost 40 years ago.

Together, we will connect the teaching and research excellence of the brightest legal scholars with community leaders and innovators among high-tech and other industries.

Faculty of Law campaign goal

$20 million

Progress to date:
$12.5 million

Law Progress

Creating robust student opportunities

A global mindset is at the core of UCalgary Law.

We strive to develop robust opportunities for students — including internship opportunities, international exchanges, speaker programs and student awards to enrich student experience.

Creating more access to international partnerships gives our graduates a competitive edge. They will be more knowledgeable, marketable and mobile.

Scholarships, awards and other forms of student support ensure that we are accessible to the most promising students, and that they are supported in reaching their full potential.

Andrea James

Grads Give Back

Andrea James, JD/JD’15 and owner of Jamesco LLP, understands the value of giving back to the people and places that helped her get to where she is today. That’s why she set up an emergency fund for University of Calgary Faculty of Law students to draw from if they are experiencing financial troubles.

The fund offers financial relief to students who, at a specific moment in time, need a hand up.


Research rooted in the real world

Real-world experience in core skills is the secret of success behind a UCalgary law degree.

Our research and teaching in natural resources, energy and environmental law is recognized internationally. Our students learn from professors, judges, practising lawyers and leading experts.

New graduates need an understanding of practical business skills to succeed and excel in a corporate environment. Giving students the opportunity to develop their business acumen gives them the edge.

Wind turbines

New course provides insight into energy market regulation

UCalgary students in the International Energy Lawyers Program now have the unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with a variety of regulatory approaches used to manage North American energy markets.

This is thanks to the Dentons North American Energy Law Study Tour, made possible through a generous sponsorship from Dentons Canada LLP.

The course will allow students in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law to gain practical industry experience by travelling to Texas, D.C. and Fort McMurray, and to network with key players involved in the regulation of Alberta’s energy industry.

Giving back to the community

UCalgary Law understands the importance of giving back to the community.

We encourage students to do so throughout their law school careers and to continue the practice when they begin their professional careers.

Through all of our ambitious goals, we remain committed to our community by undertaking professional and community service in law-related activities.

Initiatives such as the Public Interest Law Clinic and the Faculty of Law chapter of Pro Bono Student Canada provide opportunities to students while benefiting the community.

Law students teach teens

The Faculty of Law chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada “Yes Means Yes” project is helping high school students to understand their sexual rights and responsibilities.

Yes Means Yes is aimed at students in grades 9 through 12. The workshops are designed to help students understand their rights and responsibilities as they start to navigate their approaching adulthood, particularly when it comes to their relationships with others.

The Yes Means Yes program is based on materials created by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).

Join us in connecting legal scholars with community leaders

Contact information

Ainsley Grant | Director, Development
Faculty of Law | University of Calgary
MFH 4344, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 | Canada
T: 403.220.3846 C: 403.870.9274