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Institutes, Schools and Centres Associated with the Faculty of Law

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is a leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has pursued a three-fold mandate of research, education and publication. The Institute initiates projects and responds to requests from the public and private sectors and from non-governmental organizations. CIRL's offices are on the third floor of Murray Fraser Hall. 

The Alberta Law Reform Institute, formed in 1967, is the primary law reform agency for Alberta, and was founded by the Law Society of Alberta, the Province of Alberta and the University of Alberta. It is funded by the Alberta Law Foundation and Alberta Justice. It is housed at the University of Alberta, with a satellite office at the University of Calgary law school.

The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC), founded by Sheldon Chumir, was incorporated in 1982 and is affiliated with the University of Calgary. The centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness among Albertans about civil liberties and human rights through research, publication and education. It is housed on the second floor of Murray Fraser Hall.

The School of Public Policy, is a hub of ideas, innovations and advice for leaders and policy makers around the world. The School was founded by renowned economist Jack Mintz, former president and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute. The law school is a partner faculty of the School of Public Policy.

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family is a non-profit, independent partnership between the Faculties of Law and Social Work at the University of Calgary. The major goals of the Institute are to undertake and promote interdisciplinary research, education and publication on issues related to law and the family.