Christine Laing Photo
Christine Laing Photo
Christine Laing Photo

Christine is developing a broad litigation and administrative law practice, with experience in complex contractual disputes, oil and gas disputes, judicial dispute resolution, product liability, constitutional law, and regulation, employment, and environmental law matters.

Christine joined McMillan as a summer student, articled with the firm before her call to the Alberta bar in 2012, and joined the firm as an associate. In 2017, she left McMillan to join a start-up teaching clinic based out of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. There she carried a range of public law litigation matters and law reform advocacy in her clinical teaching practice while mentoring upper year law students as a sessional law instructor. She returned to McMillan to continue private practice in 2022.

Christine has served as a member of the Justice Sector Constellation, a group of agencies and service providers under the City of Calgary’s poverty reduction strategy that advocate for systemic change at the intersection of poverty and the law.

Representative Matters

  • Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5
  • JH v Alberta (Minister of Justice and Solicitor General), 2020 ABCA 317

Speaking Engagements

“Expert Panels, Expert Evidence, and Endangered Species: Lessons from the Teck Frontier Joint Review Panel Hearing” Canadian Bar Association Alberta South Section – Environmental Law


Teaching Engagements

  • Law 616: Public Interest Theory, University of Calgary Faculty of Law, 2017-2022
  • Law 620: Public Interest Clinical, University of Calgary Faculty of Law, 2017-2022

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Yellow Belt, Legal Lean Sigma Institute
  • Governor General’s Academic Medal and Governor General’s Canadian History Medal (2000)

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Director, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Education & Admissions

Alberta Bar
University of CalgaryLLB
University of CalgaryBA (Hons)


  • Yaiguaje and Security for Costs: Litigation Tactics Yield to Advancing and Restating the Law,” Supreme Court Law Review, 90 S.C.L.R. (2d) at 177 (2019)