University of Calgary

Lorian Hardcastle

  • Assistant Professor


Lorian Hardcastle is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, where she is also a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board. She obtained her J.D. with Health Law and Policy Specialization Certificate from Dalhousie University, and her LL.M. and S.J.D. from the University of Toronto. Lorian also completed a fellowship at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to commencing graduate students, Lorian worked in a hospital legal department, for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and in a national law firm's health law group. Lorian came to the University of Calgary from the University of Ottawa, where she was an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics.


Law 406: Torts
Law 408: Foundations in Law & Justice II

Research/Scholarly Activities

Lorian's research interests include regulation and governance of the health care system, hospital and governmental liability and accountability, patient safety, health system organization and finance, comparative health policy, and the self-regulation of health professionals. Lorian's work has been published in numerous legal and health policy journals including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Alberta Law Review, and Queen's Law Journal.


Photograph of Lorian Hardcastle
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