Dean Paul D. Paton

Dean Paul Paton

UAlberta Law is one of Canada's top law schools, and the oldest in western Canada. Our illustrious alumni includes former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed, Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, three provincial chief justices, numerous influential business leaders and a vast number of accomplished practitioners and scholars across the spectrum of the law profession.

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


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