Assistant Professor Anna Jane Lund

Anna Lund, BA (Hons) University of Alberta, LLB University of Alberta, LLM University of California Berkeley, PhD University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor


About Me

Anna Lund is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law. She researches and teaches in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, debtor creditor law, civil procedure, access to justice, and gambling.

Dr Lund's current research interests include medical bankruptcy, housing law, and the environmental obligations of insolvent corporations. Her book Trustees at Work: Financial Pressures, Emotional Labour, and Canadian Bankruptcy Law will be published in December 2019 by the University of British Columbia Press.

Dr Lund has developed and taught courses that align with her research interests including on international insolvency law and access to justice. She has been recognized for her work with students. She is the recipient of the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Alberta Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, and the Faculty of Law's Tevie H Miller Teaching Award.

Dr Lund continues to practice on a pro bono basis through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Court of Queen's Bench Amicus Program. She serves on the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) Access to Justice Committee as well as the editorial board of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law.


  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law

  • Debtor-creditor Law

  • Socio-legal Studies & Research Methods

  • Other



  • Trustees at Work: Financial Pressures, Emotional Labour and Canadian Bankruptcy Law (Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming)

  • Collections Law in Alberta: A Primer with Sandeep K. Dhir (Toronto, ON: Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., 2012)


  • “A Partial Fix: A Partial Fix: The 2019 Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Registered Disability Savings Plans” Annual Review of Insolvency Law (forthcoming)

  • “‘Help is the Sunny Side of Control’: The Medical Model of Gambling and Social Context Evidence in Canadian Personal Bankruptcy Law” Osgoode Hall Law Journal (forthcoming)

  • “Litigating on One’s Doorstep: Access to Justice & the Question of Venue” (2019) 56:4 Alberta Law Review 1039-1076

  • “Bankrupt Gamblers: Research Informed Practice for Insolvency Trustees” with Arooj Shah (2019) Annual Review of Insolvency Law

  • “Limitation Periods and Insolvency Law” (2018) 61 Canadian Business Law Journal 51-79

  • “Judgment Enforcement Law in Indigenous Communities: Reflections on the Indian Act and Crown Immunity from Execution” (2018) 83 Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series 279

  • “Lousy Dentists, Bad Drivers, and Abandoned Oil Wells: A New Approach to Reconciling Provincial Regulatory Regimes with Federal Insolvency Law” (2017) 80:1 Saskatchewan Law Review 157

  • “Gambling Debt in Personal Insolvency Proceedings: The Approach of Insolvency Trustees and Judicial Officers” (2017) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2016 515

  • “Reconciliation in the Corporate Commercial Classroom” with Gail Henderson, Clayton Bangsund, Freya Kodar, Carol Liao & Shanthi Senthe (2016) 2:1 Lakehead Law Journal 49

  • “Insolvency Law’s Limits on the Disciplinary Powers of Professional Regulators: An Update from Canada” (2016) 19:2 Legal Ethics 320

  • “Engaging Canadians in Commercial Law Reform: Insights and Lessons from the 2014 Industry Canada Consultation on Insolvency Legislation” (2016) 58 Canadian Business Law Journal 123

  • “407 ETR, Moloney, and the Contested Meaning of Rehabilitation in Canada’s Personal Bankruptcy System” (2016) 79:2 Saskatchewan Law Review 265

  • Newfoundland & Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc.: Environmental issues in Abitibi's insolvency, Examining the regulator-creditor and past-operations expense tests” (2013) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2012 509

  • “Canadian Approaches to America’s Public Trust Doctrine: Classic Trusts, Fiduciary Duties & Substantive Review” (2012) 23:2 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 135

  • “Concerns of Insolvency Professionals – Small and Medium Enterprises” with Paul Goodman (2012) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2011 191

Book Reviews

  • Personal Insolvency Law in the 21st Century, Iain Ramsay, (2018) 33 Banking and Finance Law Review 309

  • Evicted, Matthew Desmond, (2016) 54:1 Alberta Law Review 233

  • International Insolvency Law: Reforms and Challenges, Paul Omar, ed, (2014) 52:1 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 311