Arlene J. Kwasniak
M.A. (Detroit, MI), LL.B. (Alta.), LL.M. (Lewis & Clark)
Arlene Kwasniak is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2003, Arlene's law practice was with the Environmental Law Centre (Edmonton, Alberta) for 11 years, the last two as Executive Director. There she developed keen interests in water law and policy, municipal law and policy, legal issues concerning inter-jurisdictional management and ecosystem approaches, law and sustainability, and private conservancy instruments.
Arlene's graduate degrees are an M.A. (philosophy) from Wayne State University in 1975, a LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1980, and an LL.M. from the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1992.
Arlene's books include Alberta Public Rangeland Law and Policy, A Conservation Easement Guide to Alberta, Reconciling Political and Ecosystem Borders: A Legal Map and Alberta Wetlands: A Law and Policy Guide.
Arlene serves on the Alberta Water Council, Wetlands Team, which is developing a new wetland policy proposal to put before Albertans in the fall of 2007, and has served on the Alberta Water Management Review Committee, which was instrumental in developing new water legislation for the province, and the federal Regulatory Advisory Committee constituted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to advise the federal Environment Minister on matters concerning environmental assessment in Canada. Her research has received well-deserved attention.
Professor Kwasniak was appointed to a three year term as Associate Dean (Research) and Graduate Program Director on July 1, 2011.