Message from the Dean
Ten years after Calgarians successfully campaigned for a university they could call their own, the community also succeeded in bringing the Faculty of Law into existence. As such, 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the law school, which coincided with the University of Calgary marking its first 50 years of transformational community impact.
In 40 years, we have changed a lot, but we have also maintained much of our tradition — we are entrepreneurial, innovative and intimate. At the same time, we have changed the way students receive a legal education over the past 40 years, and we have become a model for law schools across the country.
Built in the 1960s, our main campus has been evolving ever since, and is now home to excellent research and athletics facilities, and extensive support services for students, faculty and staff. Located in Calgary's northwest quadrant, the campus occupies more than 200 hectares — an area larger than the city's downtown. With a view of the majestic Rocky Mountains, our campus is a haven of natural beauty. Green space is bountiful and the campus is well laid out and easily accessible.
In 2017, we launched our Energy-Innovation-Impact strategic plan. Our three goals will continue to build a strong future for the law school; a future that embraces our location in Canada's energy capital, but that also places us at the forefront of legal education throughout the common law world.