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Faculty of Law
Ali Abel, MPR, CMP
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Faculty of Law
LLM Environmental Law, University of Calgary, 1995
JD University of Calgary, 1990
BEd Education, McGill University, 1986
Sharon joined the Faculty of Law in 2012. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Sharon was a Professor at Thompson Rivers University's Faculty of Law and an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director (Environment and Climate Change) of the Centre for Mining, Energy and Resources Law at the University of Western Australia's Faculty of Law. She has also held academic positions in the Faculties of Law at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and the University of Saskatchewan.
Sharon was co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice from 2012-2020. She is currently a review editor for Frontiers in Climate, Climate Law and Policy and a Climate Governance Experts with the Canadian Climate Law Initiative. While in Australia, Sharon was a member of the Management Committee of the Environmental Defender's Office (Western Australia), a not-for-profit community legal clinic dedicated to protecting the environment. She also served as a principal policy officer for the Greenhouse Unit in Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, a legal consultant to the Western Australian Department of Water and a member of the Western Australian Water and Rivers Commission Legislative Compliance Advisory Group.
Sharon's research focuses on legal issues relating to climate change law, environmental law, property law and laws affecting Indigenous peoples. Her recent publications include: a co-authored article on the international experience with carbon pricing (29(1) Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum) and an article on the Canadian carbon pricing experience (Climate Policy, 2018). Sharon's current research is focused on liability for climate change damage and carbon disclosure.
Areas of Research
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|LAW 638||Climate Change Law||Fall 2021|
|LAW 624||Environmental Law & Ethics||Fall 2021|
- Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Law . 2018
- Honorary Fellow, University of Western Australia. 2014
- Haites, E., Maosheng, D., Gallagher, K., Mascher, S., Narassimhan, E., Richards, K., & Wakabayashi, M.. 29 Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. 109-182. (2018)
- Sharon Mascher. Climate Policy. (2018)
- Olszynski, M., Mascher, S. & Doelle, M.. 30(1) Georgetown Env. L. Rev. 1. (2017)
- Curran, D. & Mascher S.. 12:2 McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. (2016)
- Sharon Mascher. 29 JELP. (2016)
- Sharon Mascher. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law. (2016)
- Mascher, S. & Young, S.. in Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples in Australia, Simon Young et al, editors. (2016)
- Arlene Kwasniak and Sharon Mascher. Irwin Law. Chapter 10. (2021)
- Sharon Mascher. Routledge. 248 - 262. (2021)
- Sharon Mascher. Emond Montgomery Publications Limited. 147-174. (2021)
- Mascher, S.. Edward Elgar. (2021)
In the News
- There are environmental, energy issues other than climate to talk about this election. Energi Media. (2021)
- [VIDEO] Huge defeat for carbon tax opponents as Supreme Court of Canada quashes challenge. EnergiMedia. (2021)
- Exploring biodiversity through a legal lens. UToday. (2021)
- Alberta coal miner launches legal challenge against federal environmental assessment. The Narwhal. (2020)