Criminal Law

The domestic, international and transnational law relating to criminal conduct, including substantive provisions and criminal law procedures. Our faculty members are actively researching in a variety of areas, including international criminal law, criminal procedure, and state responses to violence.

Our Researchers

Michelle Christopher

Michelle Christopher

  • Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Clinical Legal Education

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Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy

  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law (Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom)
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • National Security Law (the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom)
  • Criminal Procedure (Canada and the United States)
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

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Jennifer Koshan

Jennifer Koshan

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

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Michael Nesbitt

Michael Nesbitt

  • Criminal Law
  • National Security Law

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Lisa Silver

Lisa Silver

  • Criminal law and policy
  • Criminal procedure (search warrants and privacy rights)
  • Evidence (admissibility and use of social media, issues of proof and expert evidence)

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Is driving high as bad as driving drunk? Legalization and what it means for traffic safety.

UCalgary researchers study how legalized cannabis could affect our roads and highways, including driving habits with cannabis, impaired driving laws, and a roadside sensor to detect cannabis.

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How much will legalized pot cost? Cannabis legalization and how it will affect our governments, our laws, and our way of life.

UCalgary researchers explore the social side of cannabis legislation, including policy, law, and on-campus life.

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Related Clinics

  • Student Legal Assistance
  • Criminal Justice Clinic

 

Related Moots

  • Western Canada MacIntyre Cup Trip Competition
  • The Alberta Court of Appeal Moot (Criminal)
  • Gale Cup Moot

Books published by our researchers