Hillary Nye, BA, LLB, LLM, JSD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
hillary.nye@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0284
Address
409 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Hillary Nye is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. Her research is in legal philosophy, focusing particularly on issues of jurisprudential methodology, philosophical pragmatism, and the Rule of Law. She holds a doctorate (JSD) and a masters (LLM) from New York University School of Law, as well as a BA and LLB from The University of Queensland, Australia. Most recently, before joining U of A Law, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she taught jurisprudence. Her publications include peer-reviewed articles in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.


Research
  • Legal Theory
  • Philosophy Of Law
  • Judges & The Courts
  • Contract Law

Courses

LAW 410A - Contracts

A discussion of the prerequisites to the creation of contractual obligation: offer and acceptance, intention and certainty, consideration, the requirements of writing and capacity. The effect of misrepresentations and terms of the contract, together with the problems of exclusion clauses and of standard form contracts. Questions of discharge from contractual obligation on the grounds of mistake, undue influence, duress, unconscionable transactions and frustration. Remedies for breach of contract.

Fall Term 2020
LAW 410B - Contracts

A discussion of the prerequisites to the creation of contractual obligation: offer and acceptance, intention and certainty, consideration, the requirements of writing and capacity. The effect of misrepresentations and terms of the contract, together with the problems of exclusion clauses and of standard form contracts. Questions of discharge from contractual obligation on the grounds of mistake, undue influence, duress, unconscionable transactions and frustration. Remedies for breach of contract.

Winter Term 2021
LAW 486 - Jurisprudence

An examination of law from a theoretical rather than a doctrinal perspective. Every year, the course will consist of a number of seminar offerings whose focus will be on a broader theoretical examination of law, legal processes, and institutions. Each of these courses will allow a critical examination of law from a variety of perspectives such as; legal theory, literature, politics, economics, social and cultural development, and religion.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021