Sina Akbari, B.Comm., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin
463 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30-11:30


Area of Study / Keywords

legal theory political theory private law distributive justice


Sina Akbari is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. His research is in legal theory, focusing on the justification and evaluation of private law institutions and their relationship to issues of legitimacy and distributive justice in political theory. He holds a BComm from the University of Calgary, a JD from the University of Toronto, a LLM from New York University School of Law and PhD from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he practiced law in Toronto and New York. His publications include peer-reviewed articles in the Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.


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.

LAW 451 - Corporations Law

The laws governing corporations including: pre-incorporation matters; the corporation as a legal person; the tortious, criminal, regulatory, and contractual liability of the corporation; fiduciary duties in general and in commercial relationships, especially in the context of directors and officers, corporate social responsibility; corporate management; shareholder rights; and shareholder remedies.

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.

LAW 745 - Topics in Legal Theory 1

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Featured Publications

Review of From Personal Life to Private Law, by John Gardner

Sina Akbari

The Modern Law Review. 2020 January; 83 (4):917-922

Instrumental Justifications of the Law

Sina Akbari

Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy. 2018 January; 43

Against the Reductionism of an Economic Analysis of Contract Law

Sina Akbari

The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence. 2015 July; 28 (2):245-264

Foreign Currency Considerations in Tax Law and Policy

Sina Akbari

University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. 2008 January; 66 (1):1-32