Director of Admissions
LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Toronto), B.A. (Toronto)
Member of the Alberta Bar
Alice joined the Faculty of Law on July 1, 2004. Prior to joining the Faculty she practiced law in Calgary, specializing in energy regulation, judicial review and civil litigation. In 1995-1996 Alice was a law clerk to the then Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer. In 1994 she received both the Gold Medal and the Dean’s Key from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
In 2012/2013 Alice is teaching Administrative Law, Ethical Lawyering, and Theoretical Foundations of Ethical Lawyering..
Alice won the Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in the fall of 2010.
Alice’s research interests are in the areas of legal ethics and professional regulation, with a particular interest in the intersection of professional regulation, moral philosophy and moral psychology. She is the author of Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada (LexisNexis Canada, 2011) and co-author and co-editor of Lawyers' Ethics and Professional Regulation, 2nd ed. ( LexisNexis Canada, 2012). Her academic articles have discussed the good character requirement for law society admission, the regulation of extra-professional misconduct, access to justice, the regulation of civility, lawyer self-regulation and the theoretical foundations of the lawyer’s role.
Alice serves as the Director of Admissions for the Faculty of Law. In 2012/2013 she is also on the Faculty's ad hoc Skills / Lawyering Strategic Plan Initiative.
Alice is the Vice-President of the International Association of Legal Ethics and also Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Legal Ethics. In 2012 she was the co-chair of the Organizing Committee for the 5th bi-ennial International Legal Ethics Conference in Banff, Alberta. She is a member of the Alberta Bar (inactive) and from 2009-2011 was a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Law Society of Alberta.