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LISA SILVER



Expert Voice:

Watch as Lisa Silver discusses the opportunity presented by Covid to rethink courses for better teaching and learning, spaces for healthy anonymity in online collaboration, and the importance of mental health.





Profile

Lisa Silver is a proud Calgarian, lawyer, educator, and avid blogger. She holds a B.A. in Economics (UWO, 1984), LL.B. (Osgoode, 1987), and LL.M. (Calgary, 2001). She is a member of the Bars of Ontario (1989) and Alberta (1998). As a criminal lawyer, Lisa has appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Presently, Lisa is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, where she teaches criminal law, evidence and is the course director for the 3L advocacy program. She writes and researches in an extensive range of topics including sentencing, judicial decision-making and the admissibility of expert and digital evidence. She is the author of the forthcoming Criminal Law Defences, 5th Edition with Pat Knoll, QC. Lisa maintains her own award-winning law blog at www.ideablawg.ca and regularly contributes to the Faculty’s ABlawg website. She was awarded the Faculty of Law’s Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016-2017. Her educational interests go beyond the classroom through her involvement in judicial education. Lisa sits on many committees and is currently on the Board of Calgary Legal Guidance.