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Malcolm Lavoie

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Malcolm Lavoie is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. His research deals with property law, judicial remedies, federalism, and issues of Indigenous land tenure and jurisdiction. He holds an SJD from Harvard Law School, where his graduate work was supported by a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Weatherhead Center Graduate Research Fellowship, Fulbright Student Award, and a Project on the Foundations of Private Law Student Fellowship. He clerked for the Hon. Justice Frans Slatter of the Alberta Court of Appeal (2012-2013) and for the Hon. Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada (2013-2014). He is a past recipient of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Scholarly Paper Award and the Harvard Project on the Foundations of Private Law Writing Prize. His scholarship has also been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to his research and teaching, Prof. Lavoie is an active member of the Alberta Bar. In his practice, he has advised First Nations governments on a range of legal issues. He also consults on commercial litigation and regulatory matters. He has previously argued before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to his role on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Constitutional Studies, Prof. Lavoie also serves on the Alberta Judicial Council and the board of the Edmonton Bar Association.

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448D Law Centre
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