Welcome to the Alberta Law Review

The Alberta Law Review (ALR) is a student-run publication whose primary purpose is to enhance discourse on Canadian legal issues. Founded in 1955, the ALR is published by the Alberta Law Review Society, an organization consisting of law students at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Built upon the hard work of student editors at both law faculties, the ALR is published every quarter and has roughly 1,000 pages per volume.  

Every year, the ALR publishes a special issue containing cutting-edge legal scholarship in a particular area. Previous special issues have explored topics ranging from administrative law to the future of law school. The ALR also publishes an annual Energy Law Edition, whose sole focus is on energy law. The two remaining issues are generalist publications containing scholarship that explores all areas of the law. 

The ALR is grateful to the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, 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.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Current Editors

Below is the current Editorial Committee of the Alberta Law Review.

Honourary Editors

Hon. W. A. Stevenson, O.C.

Former Justice of the
Supreme Court of Canada

Dr. W. F. Bowker, O.C., Q.C.

Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
(1910 - 1999)

D. T. Anderson, Q.C.

Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba

David Percy, Q.C.

Dean of Law
University of Alberta

Hon. Jean E. L. Côté

Former Justice of the
Alberta Court of Appeal

Ian Holloway, Q.C.

Dean of Law
University of Calgary

Practitioner Consultant

Glenn Solomon, Q.C.
Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP
Calgary, Alberta

Editorial Committee 2018 - 2019

(University of Alberta)


Landon Haynes and Lydia Roseman

Editorial Committee

Jordan Achtymichuk
Julia Amelio
Andrew Bentz
Erin Bower
Raymond Chen
Maddison Croden
Nate Gartke
Elisa Genuis
Conrad Gibbs
Daniel Howitt

Taylor Kemp
Adam Kotlowitz
Moira Lavoie
Emily Lennox
Alexandra Mackenzie
Jordon Magico
Taylor Maxston
Alec McIlwraith-Black
Gina Murray
Elizabeth Northrup

Alissa Ricioppo
Paul Romaniuk
Partick Schembri
Brendan Sigalet
Heather Stock
Leah Strand
Taylor Thiesen
Ben Throndson
Monica Tran
James Work


Gil Miciak

Faculty Advisors

Eric Adams
Tamara Buckwold
Steven Penney
Christopher Sprysak

Administrator &
Technical Editor

Lorie Huising


Editorial Committee 2018 - 2019

(University of Calgary)

Associate Co-Editors-in-Chief

Chelsea Mae Daku and Julie Ward

Editorial Board

Colleen Bonnyman
Scott Carriere
Savanna Dawn Havinga

Kyle Havart-Crans
David Hillier
Abbey Kind
Jimmy Murphy

Brittany Shales
Olivia Salkeld
Sydney Thomson
Adam Williams


Faculty Advisor

Fenner Stewart