Chris Samuel

Director, Legal Research and Writing Program, Faculty of Law

Contact

Director, Legal Research and Writing Program, Faculty of Law
Email
cnsamuel@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5045
Address
LC 403 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Christopher Samuel is the Director of Legal Research and Writing at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. He teaches legal analysis, advanced research methods, persuasive writing, and oral advocacy. He also coordinates and oversees the Faculty's competitive mooting program. He has been involved in the Canadian Bar Association as a chair of both the Criminal Justice and the Junior Lawyers sections, a presenter at the Alberta Law Conference, and as one of the directors of Edmonton Law Day.

Christopher studied at the University of Alberta (BSc, 2006) and the University of New Brunswick (LLB, 2010). While at law school, he received multiple scholastic honours, including the New Brunswick Trial Lawyers Association prize for advocacy. He was elected as the valedictorian of his graduating class. After graduation, he obtained a clerkship with the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. Prior to joining the Faculty in 2018, he was a Crown Prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. He began teaching as a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Law in 2014.


Research

  • Legal Research
  • Plain Language Writing
  • Legal Analysis
  • Competitive Moot Program

Courses

LAW 405A - Legal Research and Writing

Instruction in the fundamentals of legal research, analysis and communication. Students will develop their analytical, research, communication and drafting skills and become familiar with proper citation methods through a variety of practice-related tasks. Exercises in oral communications, advocacy skills and/or a moot court presentation may also be included.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022

LAW 405B - Legal Research and Writing

Instruction in the fundamentals of legal research, analysis and communication. Students will develop their analytical, research, communication and drafting skills and become familiar with proper citation methods through a variety of practice-related tasks. Exercises in oral communications, advocacy skills and/or a moot court presentation may also be included.

Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023

LAW 420A - Criminal Law

A general introduction to the criminal law, including basic procedure, evidence, and sentencing rules, with primary emphasis on substantive criminal law. Topics include the physical and fault elements of offences, common law and statutory defences, and constitutional principles.

Fall Term 2022

LAW 420B - Criminal Law

A general introduction to the criminal law, including basic procedure, evidence, and sentencing rules, with primary emphasis on substantive criminal law. Topics include the physical and fault elements of offences, common law and statutory defences, and constitutional principles.

Winter Term 2023

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