University of Alberta Faculty of Law
|University of Alberta Faculty of Law|
|Parent school||University of Alberta|
|Location||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is the graduate school of law of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Established as an undergraduate faculty in 1912 it is the third oldest law school in Canada, and often considered the oldest law school in Western Canada. The school offers a three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, as well as the graduate degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Ph.D. An Anglophone, common law institution, the Faculty is known for its Centre for Constitutional Studies and Health Law Institute, and widely respected for the breadth and depth of instruction it provides in the fundamentals of Canadian law.
===Admissions Statistics=== The entrance average is traditionally around 3.7/163 (GPA/LSAT). The male:female ratio is approximately 49:51. The average age of admitted students is 25 years of age. In 2010, 14% of applicants successfully gained admissions to the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (171/1200).
DUAL JD: The University of Alberta Faculty of Law and the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School (Colorado, USA) offer a dual degree program that enables students to obtain an Alberta law degree and a Colorado law degree within four years. University of Alberta students take the first two years of their legal studies at the University of Alberta and the latter two at Boulder.
Change from LLB to JD
Traditionally, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law has granted the Bachelor of Laws to graduating students, following the British naming tradition despite structurally being similar to the American graduate education structure; however, the Faculty of Law will be granting the Juris Doctor degree starting in 2012.
The John A. Weir Memorial Law Library, with approximately 390,000 volumes, is the second largest law library in Canada (after the Osgoode Hall Law School library).
Institutes and Centres of Excellence
- Alberta Law Reform Institute
- Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
- Centre for Constitutional Studies
- the Health Law Institute
- International Ombudsman Institute 
- Student Legal Services of Edmonton
- Alberta Law Review
Since 1991, law students have presented a large stage show with all proceeds going to charity. The show features a play written by the students interspersed with dancing, singing, and videos.
- Law Show 2011: Draculaw
- Law Show 2012: The Wizard of Laws
- Law Show 2013: Charlie and the Law Factory
- Law Show 2014: Alawddin
- The Right Honourable Madame Beverley McLachlin, current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- The Honourable Mr. W.A. Stevenson, former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- The Honourable Mr. Ronald Martland, former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- The Honourable Madame Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta
- The Honourable Mr. William A. McGillivray, former Chief Justice of Alberta
- The Honourable Mr. Allan Wachowich, former Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta
- The Honourable Mr. Ron Stevens, former Deputy Premier of Alberta and Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations; Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta
- The Honourable Mr. L. S. Tony Mandamin, first Aboriginal Canadian Judge appointed to the Federal Court of Canada
- The Honourable Peter Lougheed, former Premier of Alberta
- The Honourable Mr. David Hancock, Alberta Minister of Human Services and Government House Leader
- The Honourable Ron Ghitter, former Senator and Alberta MLA
- Clarence Campbell, former President of the National Hockey League
- Chief Wilton Littlechild, first Treaty Indian in Canada to serve as a Member of Parliament; elected Regional Chief of Alberta
- Daryl Katz, CEO & Chairman of The Katz Group and owner of the Edmonton Oilers
- Eldon Douglas Foote, founder of HomCare Inc
- Frank T. MacInnis, former CEO & Chairman, EMCOR Group; President, MES Holdings Corporation
- Robert E. Pelzer, President, Novartis North America
- David McLean, CEO of The McLean Group; Chairman, Canadian National Railway Company
- Laurie McFadden, partner & co-head international energy and natural resources group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
- LSAC - JD: Canadian Law School Profiles. 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "International Ombudsman Institute". Retrieved 2010-12-14.
- "ABORIGINAL COURTS IN CANADA". THE SCOW INSTITUTE.
- U of A Faculty of Law receives unprecedented $2.5 million donation - ExpressNews - University of Alberta
- Official website
- Canons of Construction - University of Alberta Faculty of Law Student Newspaper
- Faculty Profiles
- History of the Faculty of Law written in 1955