Legal Theory & History

Theoretical, interdisciplinary and methodological aspects of law and legal systems. Our faculty members are researching in a variety of areas, including legal philosophy, legal history, comparative constitutional law, empirical legal research methods, the rule of law, technology law theory, and property theory.

Our Researchers

Lyndsay Campbell

Lyndsay Campbell

  • Legal history
  • The regulation of expression
  • The interaction between extralegal and legal regulatory strategies
  • Comparisons between Canadian and American approaches to law
  • Nineteenth-century Canadian constitutionalism

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Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy

  • Constitutional Law (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure (Canada and the United States)
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • National Security Law (the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom)
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
  • Equality and Employment Discrimination
  • Animal Law

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Greg Hagen

Greg Hagen

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Information Technology and Internet Law
  • Legal Theory and Philosophy
  • Information Security Law

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Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous law
  • Property law
  • Legal history
  • Legal theory

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Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway

  • Administrative Law
  • Legal History

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Michael Ilg

Michael Ilg

  • Legal Theory
  • Law and Development

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Jennifer Koshan

Jennifer Koshan

  • Constitutional Law
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • State Responses to Interpersonal Violence
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Public Interest Advocacy

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Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney

  • Equality
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Education
  • Law and Reparations
  • Aboriginal people and the law
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Transitional Justice

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Fenner Stewart

Fenner Stewart

  • Governance of Natural Resources
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Environmental Protection
  • Responsible Regulation
  • Legal Theory

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Jonnette Watson Hamilton

Jonnette Watson Hamilton

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Equality Rights
  • Property Law & Theory
  • Access to Justice

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Who will protect the Rule of Law? (TEDxCalgarySalon)

The traditional concept of the Rule of Law in society is under threat from many quarters, and it is ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of an agile and fluid business environment in today's economy. The answer of who may help to protect it going forward may surprise you.

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