Law Centre Virtual Tour

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is located in Amiskwacîwâskahikan on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous Peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Inuit and many others who shape our community.

The Law Centre has been the home of the Faculty of Law for more than 50 years and is located on River Lot 7. Laurent Garneau was the Métis son of a French fur trader who, as a youth, sided with Louis Riel and the provisional government of 1870 in the Red River area. He came to Edmonton in 1874, settling on River Lot 7 on the river’s south side. The U of A developed on the adjacent River Lot 5 in 1910 and in the 1960s expanded to part of River Lot 7, on which the Law Centre now stands.