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The Alberta Law Review is published quarterly by the Alberta Law Review Society, a nonprofit group of law students from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The Alberta Law Review has been published continuously since 1955 and is the successor to the Alberta Law Quarterly which was established in 1934. The objective of the Alberta Law Review is to promote legal research and scholarship and to provide a forum for the discussion of contemporary legal issues. The Alberta Law Review now has a total Canadian and international circulation of over 2500.

The Alberta Law Review is grateful to the Law Society of Alberta, the Faculties of Law at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, and to its patrons and advertisers for their ongoing encouragement, support and assistance.

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Annual Alberta Law Review Banquet & Silent Auction

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan Canada


Speaker Bio: Rosemary McCarney is an international development expert and the CEO of Plan Canada, an international humanitarian, child-centered development organization that was founded in 1937 as Foster Parents Plan. Ms. McCarney’s skills and passion have backstopped Plan Canada’s sector-leading growth in revenues. Among her many accomplishments, she has played a pivotal role in Plan’s expansion into Darfur. She is also a major driver of the nine-year “Because I am a Girl” initiative that advocates for girls’ rights.

Ms. McCarney has had an extensive career in the law, business and not-for-profit sectors spanning over twenty years and more than 50 countries. She earned a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University and has taught both international and constitutional law.

Ms. McCarney is one of few international development experts who spent time as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street. Her international economic development experience includes working with the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United States Agency for International Development and Canadian International Development Agency, as well as other government and UN bodies focused on institution building, gender issues and micro finance.


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The Alberta Law Review is soliciting contributions for its upcoming general issues to be published in 2013 and 2014. Articles, case/legislation comments and notes, book reviews, or other manuscripts will be considered for review.

Download the call for papers here.

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Comment on Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada

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Current Issue Vol 51, No 4: Special Issue: The Future of Law School

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Table of Contents


PDF Introduction: Back to the Future of Law School
695 Eric M. Adams


PDF The Future of Law School: Three Visions and a Prediction
705 H. W. Arthurs
PDF Decolonizing Law School
717 Roderick A. Macdonald, Thomas B. McMorrow
PDF Training Lawyers, Cultivating Citizens, and Re-Enchanting the Legal Professional
739 David Sandomierski
PDF Forgotten? The Role of Graduate Legal Education in the Future of the Law Faculty
761 Rosalie Jukier, Kate Glover
PDF A Canadian Law School Curriculum for this Age
787 Ian Holloway
PDF Legal Education Reform and the Good Lawyer
801 Alice Woolley
PDF The Great Disconnect: Reconnecting the Academy to the Profession
819 Douglas D. Ferguson
PDF Are Clinics a Magic Bullet?
831 Deborah J. Cantrell
PDF Experience the Future of Legal Education
849 Lorne Sossin
PDF The World Needs More Rod Macdonald: The Potential of Big Ideas
871 Kim Brooks
PDF Taking the Instruction of Law Outside the Lecture Hall: How the Flipped Classroom Can Make Learning More Productive and Enjoyable (for Professors and Students)
891 Peter Sankoff
PDF Crowdsourced Coursebooks
907 Stephen E. Henderson, Joseph Thai
PDF Qualitative Research on Legal Education: Studying Outstanding Law Teachers
925 Gerald F. Hess

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