MBA (UNBC), JD (TRU), LLM (Business Law) (Osgoode), LLM (Energy & Infrastructure) (Osgoode)
Murray Sholty is a member of the Hagwilget First Nation with extensive consulting experience for First Nations on governance, economic development, business, and taxation issues. Murray was a member of the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law’s inaugural class of 2011, receiving his juris doctor in 2014. During his time with TRU Law, Murray was an active member of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association and participated in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Rights Moot.
Since graduating from law school, Murray has created and run a successful management consulting company. Murray has provided services in the areas of training and policy design for several First Nations, and has developed guidebooks on Impact Benefit Agreements, strategic development, and strategic implementation.
In addition to his consulting work, Murray has continued to pursue higher education in law, obtaining his Master of Laws (specializing in Business Law) in 2019 and Master of Laws (specializing in Energy and Infrastructure Law) in 2021 from Osgoode Hall Law School. His teaching and research interests include Aboriginal Law, Business Law, Energy Law and Corporate Governance.
Murray will be teaching two courses for TRU Law during the 2022-23 academic year: Special Topics: First Nations Governance and Economic Development and Special Topics: First Nations Business and Taxation.