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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.

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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.

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Latest Article from the Online Supplement:

Comment on Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada

Lewis N. Klar


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Current Issue Vol 52, No 1: Alberta Court of Appeal Centenary

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Table of Contents


PDF Introduction (with reflection from Chief Justice Catherine Fraser)
1 Jack Watson


PDF Twelve Bottles of Whiskey
9 Jack Watson
PDF The Last Case [Reprint — (1978) 16:1 Alta. L. Rev. 1]
49 W.G. Morrow
PDF History of Factums
71 J.E. Côté
PDF Lawyers and Judges on Circuit in Canada’s Northwest Territories in the Twentieth Century
83 Graham Price
PDF Removing all Reasonable Cause of Discontent: Noteworthy Decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Aboriginal Litigation
99 Robert Normey
PDF Writing on a Blank Slate: The Alberta Court of Appeal’s Early Charter Cases
111 P. Jonathan Faulds
PDF Sexual Assault Cases at the Alberta Court of Appeal: The Roots of Ewanchuk and the Unfinished Revolution
127 Janine Benedet
PDF Practical Legal Research
145 J.E. Côté, D.J. MacGregor
PDF Wigs, Skeletons, Bibs, Bands, and Bundles: An Albertan Barrister Deciphers the English Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
167 Laura Hoyano

Case Comments

PDF Direct Payment Clauses and the Fraud Upon the Bankruptcy Law Principle: Re Horizon Earthworks Ltd. (Bankrupt)
171 Roderick J. Wood
PDF Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401
185 Bruce Curran

Book Reviews

PDF People Principles Progress: The Alberta Court of Appeal’s First Century 1914 to 2014, David Mittelstadt
199 Wayne Renke

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