Cameron Hutchison, BA (Hons), LLB, LLM, SJD

Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin
(780) 492-5075
449 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Dr. Cameron Hutchison is author of Digital Copyright Law (Irwin Law: 2016), and The Fundamentals of Statutory Interpretation (LexisNexis: 2018). Many of his publications are accessible here. He is also a co-editor of Canadian Intellectual Property Law, published by Emond Montgomery currently in its second edition


  • Anti-Corruption Laws
  • Intellectual Property
  • Statutory InterpretatioN
  • Jurisprudence


LAW 517 - Musicians and the Law

This course develops skills of negotiation preparation and execution, as well as contract drafting in the interesting context of the music business. The course canvasses the major legal and business issues that arise in contract negotiations involving myriad aspects of the music business including most prominently copyright and trade-marks. Students will be expected to elaborate key issues in a position paper, participate in contract negotiations, and finally, draft a contract with respect to a major aspect of the music business, e.g., record contracts, touring, personal managers, or publishing contracts. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Music and the Law under the LAW 599 course number.

LAW 518 - Intellectual Property

A study of the law with respect to patents, trade marks, trade secrets, copyrights and intangible property generally.

LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

LAW 645 - Statutory Interpretation

This course studies the rules, techniques and approaches used by lawyers and the courts to interpret legislation. Topics include textualist, intentionalist, purposivist approaches, and the canons of statutory construction.

LAW 696 - Graduate Seminar - Practice and Theory in Legal Scholarship

This is an academic methods and theory seminar for graduate students. Students will have an opportunity to think critically about developing projects based on sound research methodologies and theoretical frameworks in order to pursue original legal scholarship at an advanced level. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

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