About the Journal

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

Barbara Billingsley

Dean of Law
University of Alberta

Hon. J. 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 2019 - 2020

(University of Alberta)


Alissa Ricioppo and Monica Tran

Editorial Committee

Jordan Achtymichuk
Julia Amelio
Bonita Arbeau
Erin Bower
Jasmine Chitroda
Lauren Chomyn
Maddison Croden
Nahanni Fellenz
Yan Gao

Elisa Genuis
Kaitlynd Hiller
Allison Jandura
Alandra Jessup
Megan Kennedy
Adam Kotlowitz
Ember Lagden
Sarah Lazin
Emily Lennox
Jordon Magico

Michael Matwichuk
Taylor Maxston
Elizabeth Northup
Patrick Schembri
Robynne Thompson
Ben Throndson
Alexandra Warkentin
Zachary Wilson
James Work


Alec McIlwraith-Black

Faculty Advisors

Eric Adams
Anna Lund
Steven Penney
Christopher Sprysak

Administrator &
Technical Editor

Lorie Huising


Editorial Committee 2019 - 2020

(University of Calgary)

Associate Co-Editors-in-Chief

Scott Carriere and Kyle Havart-Crans

Editorial Board

Logan Bell
Spencer Brown
Neil Burnside
Aron Csaplaros

Daisy Dai
Manpreet Dhillon
Serena Eshagurshan
Kelly Holmes
Rebecca Lang

Kevin Lee
Brittany Shales
Michaela Dawn Summers
Anna White


Faculty Advisor

Fenner Stewart