University of Calgary

Elizabeth Whitsitt

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor (starts on Jul 1, 2018)


After receiving her LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University in 2007, Liz taught International Trade Law and International Investment Law as a sessional instructor for the Faculty of Law and served as a contributor to and editor of the International Institute for Sustainable Development's Investment Treaty Newsletter. She completed her PhD in International Trade & Investment Law in September 2017. As a PhD student she has won numerous scholarships, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship 2010 - 2012 and an Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship 2010 - 2012. She also received the Marc Lalonde Prize for Excellence in International and Commercial Arbitration for her scholarship.

Liz is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law research group


Law 549: International Law
Law 579: Legal Theory - International Law
Law 597: International Trade Law
Law 628: International Investment Law
Law 693: International Law
Law 693: Interntaional Trade Law

Research/Scholarly Activities

Liz's research focuses on the intersection of international trade law and international investment arbitration and, specifically, the application of Most Favoured Nation clauses to the dispute settlement provisions of bilateral investment treaties.

Confederation of Scholars profile

Graduate Students

Course-based LLM

  • Stephanie Leitch
  • Romeo Rojas

Professional Service

Liz was the co-founder and Chairperson of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, Calgary branch, 2008 - 2011.

Photograph of Elizabeth Whitsitt


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