Law Faculty Council

Law Faculty Council is established as the governing body of the Faculty of Law under Section 28(1) of the Post-Secondary Learning Act.

Law Faculty Council Mission Statement

The mission of the Faculty of Law is to provide service to the community, to educate prospective lawyers and others seeking a thorough understanding of the law and the legal system, and to promote the acquisition of legal knowledge and the advancement of legal scholarship, in an environment based on equality, support, respect and recognition for the unique and diverse contributions of all its members.

It is part of the Faculty’s mission to provide service to Canadian society, recognizing and reflecting its diversity, its international context and its changing nature over time. We seek to meet society’s needs for access to justice, for public understanding of the law and the legal system, for improvement of the legal system itself and for legal services, through our efforts to generate and disseminate knowledge of the law and about the law, to prepare students to contribute responsibly to the betterment of society in their use of the theory and practice of law, and to support public legal education.

Also part of the Faculty’s mission is to provide our students with a legal education which will give them both the necessary foundations for a career in law (in legal practice or other legal services or pursuits) and the capacity to serve social needs. To this end, we seek to instill in our students a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of law and the legal system and the skills to use this knowledge in Alberta and elsewhere.

In addition, it is part of the Faculty’s mission to contribute to the advancement of legal knowledge. Our study of law and the legal system includes the discovery, generation, critical analysis, transmission and preservation of knowledge of and about the theory, practice and reform of law. To this end, we strive for excellence in our research, publication, scholarship, teaching and law reform work. Within the university setting, such work is important to the advancement of knowledge that is part of our responsibility; in addition, the Faculty recognizes the importance of this work to our ability to achieve our goals of service to the community and the education of our students.

To fulfil this mission, we are committed to fostering within the Faculty an environment based on principles of equality, accessibility, mutual support and inclusion, which recognizes and respects the unique and diverse contributions of all the members of the Law Faculty community.

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  • Ex officio:
    • Dean
    • President
    • One (1) Associate Dean
  • All full time continuing academic staff in Category A1.0 of the Faculty
    • The Recorder
  • Additional Members:
    • Registrar or Registrar’s Representative
    • Director of the Alberta Law Reform Institute
    • One (1) representative - The Law Society of Alberta
    • One (1) representative - Sessional Instructors
    • Six (6) undergraduate students - two (2) from each year
    • One (1) graduate student 
    • Vice-President (Academic) of the Law Students’ Association 

Law Faculty Council Policy Manual

2023/2024 Agendas & Minutes

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Upcoming Meetings

  • May 21, 2024
  • October 8, 2024
  • November 19, 2024
  • February 11, 2025
  • March 18, 2025
  • May 20, 2025

Faculty Council Information

Under Section 28(1) of the Post-Secondary Learning Act (PSLA), each faculty (and school) of a University must have a Faculty Council. Faculty Councils are autonomous with distinct powers set in Section 28(1) and 29(1) of the Act. General Faculties Council approves the Composition of Faculty Councils and this information and approved quorum is made available here :