Moin Yahya, BA (Hons) (Alberta), MA (Alberta), PhD (Toronto), JD (George Mason)

Professor, Faculty of Law

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
myahya@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4445
Address
425 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Moin A. Yahya has been teaching since 2003. His research interests include law and economics, with a particular focus on utilities and financial markets’ regulation. Before attending law school, Yahya was employed with Industry Canada's Competition Bureau, where he worked on various merger and civil non-merger issues. He is currently a member of Alberta's Human Rights Commission, and has also been a member of the Alberta Utilities Commission and the selection advisory board of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Yahya has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. (Summa Cum Laude) from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he was a Robert A. Levy Fellow in Law and Liberty.


Courses

LAW 440A - Property Law

This course involves the study of basic principles which govern the institution of real and personal property. Included in this analysis will be the history of property law and issues of social and political context. Other topics include right incident to the ownership and possession of land, tenures and estates, concurrent ownership, dower, leases and tenancies, easements, restrictive covenants, finders law, bailment, and gifts. Other special issues may be explored.

Fall Term 2022

LAW 440B - Property Law

This course involves the study of basic principles which govern the institution of real and personal property. Included in this analysis will be the history of property law and issues of social and political context. Other topics include right incident to the ownership and possession of land, tenures and estates, concurrent ownership, dower, leases and tenancies, easements, restrictive covenants, finders law, bailment, and gifts. Other special issues may be explored.

Winter Term 2023

LAW 456 - Professionalism and Ethics

An examination of the organization of the legal profession in Canada and the professional conduct of lawyers as determined by law, ethical codes of conduct and service to the public interest. The course will address civility in communication and conduct, common ethical issues in practice, the fiduciary nature of the lawyer's work, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, lawyer professionalism, and the lawyer's role in the administration of justice including access to the legal system. This will include learning about forms of discrimination and bias recognized in Canadian human rights legislation as they are manifest racism, sexism and bias in the Canadian justice system and the legal profession with attention to racism and sexism.

Fall Term 2022

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.

Winter Term 2023

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