University of Calgary

Gregory Hagen

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Dean - Res & Graduate Prg Director


Greg is the Associate Dean (Research) and the Director of Graduate Programs.

Greg joined the Faculty in 2003. Prior to entering the field of law, Professor Hagen earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science at the University of Western Ontario. Greg was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1999, following which he practiced in the areas of corporate, securities and technology law at two national law firms. Greg taught law at the University of Ottawa (Common Law) during the 2002-2003 academic year and has taught philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. During the summer of 2005 he was a visiting professor at Duke University's Asia America Institute in Transnational Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he co-taught a course entitled "Surveillance, Technology and National Security: Issues in Civil Liberties." He spent one term in 2008 as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, West Africa researching issues in intellectual property and development.

Greg is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.


Law 519: Jurisprudence
Law 543: Intellectual Property Law

Research/Scholarly Activities

Greg is presently doing research on ethical and legal issues concerning synthetic biology as a co-investigator in the PhytoMetaSyn project. He is also a co-investigator on Rethinking Processual Law: Towards a Cyberjustice, which will study and create new procedural models utilizing the Cyberjustice Laboratory built by by the Université de Montréal’s Centre de Recherche en Droit Public and McGill University's Faculty of Law. His areas of interest also include legal and political philosophy, philosophy of science and science policy.

Photograph of Gregory Hagen
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