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Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Canada's leading centre of expertise on energy and environmental law and policy.

Overview

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL) is a leading national centre of expertise on energy and environmental policy and law issues relating to Alberta's energy and natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has developed an international reputation for excellence in resources, energy and environmental law, and pursues a three-fold mandate to undertake research, education and publication activities on energy and the environment. 


Environment in the Courtroom Symposiums

Symposiums

Papers and videos from the annual Environment in the Courtroom symposium.

Resources: A publication by the Canadian Institute of Resources Law

Resources: A CIRL Publication

"Resources" provides commentary on matters of current concern in natural resources law and policy.

Other publications by CIRL

Publications

Explore our variety of publications on natural resources and environmental law.

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Meet our team

Meet our researchers and affiliated faculty.

Meet the team

Upcoming events


In the News


In the News: The Lawyer's Daily

Mandate letter to Alberta justice minister emphasizes Sovereignty Act, challenging Ottawa

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Class of 2022: Law’s role in environmental protection inspires UCalgary grad

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In the News: The Lawyer's Daily

Saskatchewan First Act likely to face legal challenge if passed: expert

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In the News: CTV News

'Little window': Coal mine supporters hope for change under new Alberta premier

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