Faculty of Law
Faculty members and academics
Nigel Bankes is the current Chair holder.
The Chair of Natural Resources Law was established through generous donations from the Calgary legal community and a number of resources companies. The role of the Chair is to teach and conduct research in the areas of natural resources, energy and environmental law within the Faculty of Law, and to interact closely with members of the legal profession engaged in practice in the field.
To see a list of past Chair holders, click here.
The first Chair holder, as of July 1, 2012, is Bryce C. Tingle.
The N. Murray Edwards Chair in Jurisdiction and Business Law was created in 2009 through the generosity of N. Murray Edwards, a Calgary businessman, prominent philanthropist in the city, and one of the key individuals involved in building Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), one of Canada's largest resource companies.
Chair holders have an international reputation in either constitutional law and policy (with a particular emphasis on provincial-federal regulations) or corporate law (including securities law), and with some experience in the natural resources sector. The Chair provides intellectual leadership and mentoring in the Faculty of Law and within the broader community, as a leading researcher facilitating research collaboration within and beyond the Faculty. The Chair holder teaches in areas related to the mandate of the Chair in the JD and graduate programs, conducts an independent program of research, supervises graduate students and provides appropriate committee and administrative service to the Faculty and the University.
In 1979, in honour of Chief Justice Milvain of the Trial Division, Supreme Court of Alberta, who retired at the beginning of that year, the Calgary Bar Association undertook to fund a Visiting Chair in Advocacy at the law school. The purpose of this Chair is to enable the Faculty of Law to invite a leading counsel to the school each year to participate in the Faculty's Trial Advocacy course and to present a special lecture to students and members of the practicing and academic legal communities. The Chair is named the Calgary Bar Association Milvain Visiting Chair in Advocacy as a tribute to the wisdom, humanity and sound guidance the Chief Justice exercised as a member of the bench.
For a list of past Chair holders, click here.