Bruce H Ziff, BA (Carleton), LLB (Ottawa), MLitt (Oxford)

Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin
(780) 492-0282
463 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Professor Bruce Ziff teaches property law, property theory, and land titles. He is a recipient of the A.C. Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1988) and the Faculty of Law’s Tevie Miller Teaching Award (2014). Ziff served as the Associate Dean from 1989-91. In 1991-92, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Wollongong in Australia, and the following year served as a Special Counsel for the Alberta Law Reform Institute. Shortly afterwards, he was retained to assist in a law reform project in Ukraine. During the 2015-6 academic year, Professor Ziff was cross-appointed to the Faculty of Arts as the associate director of folkwaysAlive!, a folklore research unit.

Ziff writes mainly in the area of property law. He is the author of Principles of Property Law (2014) in its 6th edition, and Unforeseen Legacies: Reuben Wells Leonard and the Leonard Foundation Trust (2000). He is a co-editor of Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation (1997), Property on Trial: Canadian Cases in Context (2012), and A Property Law Reader (2016), now in its 4th edition.


  • Property Law