Alice Woolley

Alice Woolley

Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

Alice Woolley is a professor of law and ethics and former dean-academic at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. In 2016, she was appointed as the City of Calgary’s first ethics advisor. In this role, Woolley advises the city council members on matters that could put the council or individual members at a legal risk. She authored Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 2nd Edition in 2016 and co-authored and co-edited Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation, 3rd edition in 2017. Woolley has advocated at Calgary’s city hall that its whistleblower program should be expanded to protect the identities of private citizens and councillor staffers who report inappropriate behaviour. She has aimed to create a tougher code of conduct for the mayor and members of council and oversee the creation of a voluntary lobbyist registry. While dean-academic at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Woolley instituted significant curricular changes that focused on the practical elements of legal education.

“Alice is second to none when it comes to understanding and articulating legal ethics. She is an extremely clear thinker and communicator and an absolute thought leader in this space.”
“As a pupil of Alice Woolley, I can say that she is truly a remarkable instructor and an inspiring mentor for someone beginning their legal career.”
“She knows what’s up.”

Free newsletter

The Canadian Legal Newswire is a FREE newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the Canadian legal scene. A separate InHouse Edition is delivered on a regular basis, providing targeted news and information of interest to in-house counsel.

Please enter your email address below to subscribe.

Recent articles & video

Manitoba appeal court sets aside clawback of social assistance to recipient who received CERB

Appellate courts have authority to lift own publication bans, says Supreme Court

vLex to exclusively host Irwin Law E-Library collection as of October

COVID-19 and the courts: Sept. 27, 2021 update

Cheryl Simon, Suzie Dunn, Karinne Lantz join as faculty members of Schulich Law

From gladiator to mediator: Suzana Popovic Montag of Hull and Hull LLP about her outstanding journey

Most Read Articles

Condos in crisis? The dangers of ageing condos and underfunded reserve funds

Opposition to mandatory vaccination policy grows as new policies roll out

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench confirms 'public disclosure of private fact' tort in the province

Bennett Jones post-election panel: not much has changed, but is fiscal restraint out the window?