Eric Pentland

Eric is an Associate at Ackroyd LLP working primarily in the area of Treaty Rights.  He is also completing a thesis-based LLM on the challenges of purposively fulfilling treaty promises through monetary settlements.

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 Candidate, University of Alberta, 2016-Present
  • 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