University of Calgary

Fenner Stewart

  • Assistant Professor


Before coming to the University of Calgary, Fenner Stewart was an Assistant Professor at Capital University Law School, where he taught business law, legal theory and energy law courses. Before this, he was a Research Fellow at Columbia University Law School. He was also the Director of Academic Programs at the Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy Network at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught, while completing his doctoral project in corporate law and regulatory governance. Fenner is currently the Director of Academic Affairs at the Midwest Center for Energy Law and Policy and a Board Member of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law.


Canadian Institute of Resources Law
Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Research Group
Energy Innovation for Today and Tomorrow
The Midwest Center for Energy Law and Policy


Law 509: Business Associations
Law 571: Oil and Gas Law
Law 693: Dentons' North American Energy Law Study Tour
Law 693: Oil & Gas Law
Law 705: Graduate Seminar in Legal Theory

Research/Scholarly Activities

Fenner’s research focuses on private law theory and how it intersects with public law to shape both energy law and natural resource governance. He has supervised major research theses and LL.M. projects in corporate governance, natural resource law and governance, and energy law. Fenner also has a research interest in legal education and legal curriculum reform.

Research Areas

  • Natural Resource Governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Regulatory Theory

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