The Allard School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council

Established in 2010, the Dean’s Advisory Council provides the Dean with advice and assistance about the activities and strategic direction of the Faculty. The scope of the mandate includes the law school’s academic and professional programs, the relationship of the Faculty with external stakeholders in various communities, alumni relations and development activities. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of visionary, prominent and active leaders who are committed to strengthening and supporting the Faculty and its teaching, research and community initiatives.

Honourary Chair

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Ottawa, Canada


The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, BA, LLB
Chief Justice of British Columbia
Court of Appeal for British Columbia/Court of Appeal of Yukon
Vancouver, Canada

Mr. Kinji Bourchier, BA, LLB
Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP
President, Allard School of Law Alumni Association
Vancouver, Canada

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, PC, CC, OBC, QC
Canada's 19th Prime Minister
Vancouver / New York City / Florence

The Honourable Melissa Gillespie
Chief Judge of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

The Honourable Christopher E. Hinkson
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, CC, QC
Senior Counsel, Torys LLP
Toronto, Canada

Mr. Don Avison
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Law Society of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Mr. Jamie Maclaren, QC
Executive Director, Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
Law Society of BC (Bencher)
Vancouver, Canada

Ms. Kerry L. Simmons, QC
Executive Director, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
Vancouver, Canada

Mr. A. Keith Mitchell, QC
Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Vancouver, Canada

Ms. Linda I. Parsons, QC
J.D., Certified Executive Coach, Columbia University, NY
Vancouver, Canada

The Honourable C. Lynn Smith, QC
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Mr. Ronald N. Stern, LLB
President, Stern Partners Inc.
Vancouver, Canada

Mr. Victor Yang, BComm, LLB 
Managing Partner
Yang Chan & Jamison
Hong Kong SAR