Eric Pentland

Eric is an Associate at Ackroyd LLP working primarily in the area of Treaty Rights.

Eric practices mainly in the areas of Treaty and Aboriginal rights, First Nation self-governance and elections, and constitutional law and federalism.

In his spare time, Eric cycles, runs stairs and cross-country skis.  He also likes coffee, dogs, coniferous trees, strong winds, and trudging through snow.

Preferred Areas of Practice

Education & Background

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2018
  • LLM, University of Alberta, 2021
  • JD (with Distinction), University of Alberta, 2016
  • BA (Political Science, with Distinction), University of Alberta, 2009

Professional Associations & Other Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)


  • Sheldon M Chumir Memorial Essay Prize in Human Rights or Ethics in Government (2018) for the essay “Vindicating Treaty Rights”
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Award
  • Honourable ND McDermid Graduate Scholarship
  • Indigenous Graduate Award
  • GE Trott Excellence in Law Endowment funded Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Professor Trevor Anderson Prize in Jurisprudence
  • Robert A Homme QC Memorial Scholarship in Law
  • Eric AD McCuaig QC First Year Scholarship in the Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship
  • Jimmy Condon Athletic Scholarship