Frederick C. DeCoste, Professor, B.A. (St. Dunstan's), M.S.W. (Carleton), LL.B. (Dist.) (Sask.), LL.M. (Osgoode)
Our friend and colleague Ted DeCoste was elected to the Board June 12, 2008, and was elected Chairman of the Board October 2015. He served as the Chairman 2015- 2016- 2017- February 2018. His inspiration and guidance will be greatly missed. IN MEMORIAM
Professor Frederick DeCoste taught jurisprudence, legal foundations, and the graduate seminar at the University of Alberta, faculty of law. His articles have appeared in law journals in the United Kingdom and the United States and in legal and (occasionally) literary journals in Canada. He authored or edited several books, most recently On Coming to Law: An Introduction to Law in Liberal Societies, Second Edition (Lexis, 2007) and The Holocaust's Ghost: Writings on Art, Politics, Law, and Education (University of Alberta Press, 2000; co-edited with Bernard Schwartz), which was awarded the 2001 Alberta Scholarly Book of the Year Award and the 2001 Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award for Holocaust History. His last project was a book on the legal academy entitled Redeeming The Law School: Academic Lawyers, Limited Government, and the Passions of Tradition, that appeared in 2009.
Professor DeCoste was awarded a major SSHRC research grant and a McCalla Professorship. He joined the Faculty in 1987, and served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and was a member of the Law Society of Alberta until his passing in February 2018.
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