Grand Opening David R Percy Student Lounge

March 16 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM | David R Percy Student Lounge

Grand Opening of the David R Percy Student Lounge

Join the Faculty of Law in celebrating the Grand Opening of the David R Percy Student Lounge with a classic Thursday Afternoon Beer Social for alumni, students, faculty and staff!

The newly renovated David R Percy Student Lounge was made possible thanks to the generous support of an anonymous Faculty of Law graduate. It honours former dean and long-time professor David R Percy, KC, who has been a beloved member of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law for more than 50 years.


Professor David R Percy, KC, was Interim Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2019 to 2020 and Dean of Law from 2002 to 2009. His teaching and research interests are in energy law, water law and contracts. He is co-editor of Contracts: Cases and Commentaries, now in its ninth edition and used at law schools across Canada. He wrote The Framework of Water Rights Legislation in Canada, as well as books on wetlands and groundwater.

Percy is a former president of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. He has received major teaching awards at the national, university and Faculty levels. In 2013, he was awarded the University Cup, the highest honour a University of Alberta academic can receive for research, teaching and service to the university and to the community.

Since 2000, he has worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on water law and agriculture in six African countries.

Among his special Interests: he was an international rugby referee and continues to referee rugby in Alberta. He pursues hiking and cross-country skiing, enjoys theatre and music and is an avid movie-goer.