David Percy Q.C.

MA (Oxford), LLM (Virginia)
Affiliation: University of Alberta
Faculty of Law - Borden Ladner Gervais Chair of Energy Law and Policy

Professor David Percy was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2002 until 2009. In January 2010, he was appointed as the first holder of the Borden Ladner Gervais Chair of Energy Law and Policy at the University of Alberta. His teaching and research interests lie primarily in the fields of Natural Resources Law and Water Law. He has written a monograph on The Framework of Water Rights Legislation in Canada, as well as books on Wetlands and Ground Water Law.

David Percy is a former President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. He acted as Counsel to the Federal Inquiry on Water Policy in 1987 and as a consultant to the Government of Alberta in developing the Alberta Water Act (1997). In 2009, he co-chaired the Minister’s Advisory Panel on water management and allocation in Alberta. He has advised the Government of Canada and governments of 6 provinces and territories on issues of Natural Resources Law and Policy. He has worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on water law and aquaculture issues in six African countries and in 2002 he participated in drafting the Aquaculture Act of Namibia.

In 1995, David Percy won the W.P.M. Kennedy Award for outstanding merit in Canadian law teaching. In 1996 he won the Rutherford Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University of Alberta and in 2000, he received the Tevie H. Miller Award for Teaching at the Faculty of Law.


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