University of Calgary

Robert Hamilton

  • Assistant Professor


Robert holds a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy from St. Thomas University, a J.D. from University of New Brunswick Law School, and an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Robert is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. His dissertation focuses on Aboriginal and Treaty rights in Canada’s Maritime Provinces and his research engages law, legal history, and theoretical perspectives on law and history. He has published on Aboriginal land rights in the Maritime Provinces and has presented his research at numerous academic conferences. Robert has also worked with First Nations on treaty rights and Aboriginal title issues and in the development of governance policies.

Research/Scholarly Activities

Robert’s primary research and teaching interests are in Aboriginal and Indigenous law, property law, legal history, and legal theory. In addition to publishing on Aboriginal rights and title issues, Robert has been involved in research projects focusing on Indigenous economic development, treaty education for primary and secondary students, the relationship between domestic and international law concerning Indigenous peoples, and the digital mapping of litigation involving Indigenous peoples.


Law 404: Property
Law 408: Foundations in Law and Justice II


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