Dean Paul D. Paton

Dean Paul Paton

UAlberta Law is one of Canada's top law schools, and the oldest in western Canada. Our alumni include former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed, current Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, three provincial chief justices, numerous influential business leaders and many accomplished lawyers, judges, administrators and scholars.

We offer Juris Doctor (JD), masters (LLM) and doctoral (PhD) programs.


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Want to study law? Our Juris Doctor (JD) program combines solid fundamentals with a wide range of specializations. Learn more about our application requirements and applicant profile pages.




We also offer masters (LLM) and doctoral (PhD) programs for those looking to teach law or do high-level legal research. Find out more on our graduate application requirements page.


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