In Photos: 2024 Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture

Hon. Anne McLellan returns to Faculty of Law to speak on governance in polycrisis world

Sarah Kent - 2 April 2024

For the 2024 Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture, the Honourable Anne McLellan returned to the University of Alberta Faculty of Law to present on governance in a polycrisis world.

Prior to her political career, McLellan was a professor and served as acting dean at the U of A Faculty of Law.

The recording of her talk is available here.

Leitch Lecture

The Leitch Lecture has been a tradition in the Faculties of Law at the U of A and the U of C since 1991. It honours the late Merv Leitch, QC, ‘52 BA, LLB. The late Peter Lougheed and other friends and associates of Leitch created an endowment that funds the lecture to honor the significant contributions he made while serving his fellow Albertans.

In addition to serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, Leitch was also a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1982, serving as attorney general, provincial treasurer and minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

Outside of his time in politics, Leitch was a partner with Macleod Dixon (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP) in Calgary, served as president of the Calgary Bar Association and as a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta.