Associate Professor, Faculty of law, University of Calgary
Dr. Fenner Stewart is an associate professor at the University of Calgary. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar. Dr. Fenner is a 2021 Research Fellow in Energy and Environment at the School of Public Policy. Dr. Stewart has a PhD in law from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was an adjunct professor for four years. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School.
Dr. Stewart’s research focus is on legal and political philosophy, the confluence of public and private law, and natural resource governance. He studies the challenges facing natural resource governance, including decarbonization, federalism, obligations to indigenous populations, risk management, innovation and regulation, and public trust.
Dr. Stewart has taught Business Associations, the Dentons’ International Energy Law Study Tour, and Oil and Gas Law in the JD program, as well as an LLM seminar in advanced jurisprudence and legal philosophy. He has supervised research papers and graduated theses on many aspects of environmental and energy governance, including topics focused on environmental impact processes, carbon emission regulation, comparative law, regulatory theory, corporate legal theory, and the governance of natural resources.