Anna Lund, BA (Hons) University of Alberta, LLB University of Alberta, LLM University of California Berkeley, PhD University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
ajlund@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Debtor Creditor Law Civil Procedure Access to Justice Gambling


About

Anna Lund (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law. She researches and teaches in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, debtor creditor law, civil procedure, access to justice, and gambling.

Dr Lund's current research interests include medical bankruptcy, employment insurance, and the environmental obligations of insolvent corporations. Her book Trustees at Work: Financial Pressures, Emotional Labour, and Canadian Bankruptcy Law was published in December 2019 by the University of British Columbia Press.

Dr Lund has developed and taught courses that align with her research interests including on international insolvency law and access to justice. She has been recognized for her work with students. She is the recipient of the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Alberta Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, and the Faculty of Law's Tevie H Miller Teaching Award.

Dr Lund continues to practice on a pro bono basis through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Court of Queen's Bench Amicus Program. She serves on the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) Access to Justice Committee as well as the editorial board of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law.


Research
  • Access to Justice
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Debtor-creditor Law
  • Gambling
  • Law and Emotions
  • Socio-legal Studies & Research Methods
  • Other


BOOKS

Trustees at Work: Financial Pressures, Emotional Labour and Canadian Bankruptcy Law (Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2019)

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Toronto, ON: Irwin Law, 2019) edited by Stephanie Ben-Ishai & Thomas Telfer

Collections Law in Alberta: A Practical Guide with Sandeep K. Dhir (Toronto, ON: Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd., 2012)

ARTICLES

Insolvency Law, Environmental Law and other Regulatory Liabilities

“Elaborate Imaginings: Rethinking Environmental Obligations in Canadian Insolvency Law” University of Toronto Law Journal (forthcoming)

“Lousy Dentists, Bad Drivers, and Abandoned Oil Wells: A New Approach to Reconciling Provincial Regulatory Regimes with Federal Insolvency Law” (2017) 80:1 Saskatchewan Law Review 157-188

“Insolvency Law’s Limits on the Disciplinary Powers of Professional Regulators: An Update from Canada” (2016) 19:2 Legal Ethics 320-323

Newfoundland & Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc.: Environmental issues in Abitibi's insolvency, Examining the regulator-creditor and past-operations expense tests” (2013) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2012 509-544

“Canadian Approaches to America’s Public Trust Doctrine: Classic Trusts, Fiduciary Duties & Substantive Review” (2012) 23:2 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 135-174

Gambling and Bankruptcy

“‘Help is the Sunny Side of Control’: The Medical Model of Gambling and Social Context Evidence in Canadian Personal Bankruptcy Law” Osgoode Hall Law Journal (forthcoming)

“Bankrupt Gamblers: Research Informed Practice for Insolvency Trustees” with Arooj Shah (2019) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2018 313-361

“Gambling Debt in Personal Insolvency Proceedings: The Approach of Insolvency Trustees and Judicial Officers” (2017) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2016 515-575

Access to Justice: Housing, Civil Procedure

“Tenant Protections in Mobile Home Park Closures” University of British Columbia Law Review (forthcoming)

“Litigating on One’s Doorstep: Access to Justice & the Question of Venue” (2019) 56:4 Alberta Law Review 1039-1076

Indigenous Peoples & Commercial Law

“Judgment Enforcement Law in Indigenous Communities: Reflections on the Indian Act and Crown Immunity from Execution” (2018) 83 Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series 279-315

“Reconciliation in the Corporate Commercial Classroom” with Gail Henderson, Clayton Bangsund, Freya Kodar, Carol Liao & Shanthi Senthe (2016) 2:1 Lakehead Law Journal 49-63

Insolvency Law: General

“A Partial Fix: A Partial Fix: The 2019 Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Registered Disability Savings Plans” Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2019 543-584

“Limitation Periods and Insolvency Law” (2018) 61 Canadian Business Law Journal 51-79

“Engaging Canadians in Commercial Law Reform: Insights and Lessons from the 2014 Industry Canada Consultation on Insolvency Legislation” (2016) 58 Canadian Business Law Journal 123-164

“407 ETR, Moloney, and the Contested Meaning of Rehabilitation in Canada’s Personal Bankruptcy System” (2016) 79:2 Saskatchewan Law Review 265-297

“Concerns of Insolvency Professionals – Small and Medium Enterprises” with Paul Goodman (2012) Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2011 191-205

BOOK REVIEWS

Personal Insolvency Law in the 21st Century, Iain Ramsay, (2018) 33 Banking and Finance Law Review 309-316

Evicted, Matthew Desmond, (2016) 54:1 Alberta Law Review 233-240

International Insolvency Law: Reforms and Challenges, Paul Omar, ed, (2014) 52:1 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 311-319


Teaching

Courses Taught

  • Access to Justice (Jurisprudence)*
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Corporations
  • Cross Border and International Insolvency Law*
  • Introduction to Legal Scholarship (Jurisprudence/Graduate Seminar)*
  • Judgment Enforcement Law

*Courses I have developed