Canadian Institute of Resources Law

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


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. 

CIRL is hiring: Graduate Student Research Assistant

CIRL is accepting applications for a Graduate Student Research Assistant. LLM students in the area of energy or environmental law currently enrolled in the LLM program or students that will graduate in June 2021 are eligible to apply.

Applications are due April 25, 2021.

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Environment in the Courtroom 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


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


Meet our team

Meet our researchers and affiliated faculty.

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