Alastair R Lucas, QC, is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Faculty in 1976 as a founding member, he was at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. He has served as executive director of the Faculty’s Canadian Institute of Resources Law as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) and as Dean of the Faculty from 2006–11. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design and teaches environmental law at the Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University.
He holds a BA and an LLB from the University of Alberta and an LLM from the University of British Columbia.
Al has published widely, with a concentration on regulatory issues related to energy and environmental law, oil and gas law, constitutional law, and judicial review. Recent books include An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada, 2d ed (2015) with Robert Gibson, Paul Muldoon, Peter Pickfield, and Julie Williams and Canadian Environmental Law, 2d ed (2013) (loose-leaf) with Roger Cotton.
He has been a consultant and policy advisor to several government departments and held numerous professional appointments. These include Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Special Legal Advisor to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and member (and Chair) of the Academic Advisory Group of the Council of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL).
Al has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1968. His awards include the Law Society of Alberta/Canadian Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for Legal Scholarship and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Clyde O Martz Award for Natural Resources Law Teaching Excellence.