Welcome to the Allard School of Law Blog. Our blog features Allard Law community profiles, as well as news, updates and commentary written by our students, faculty and staff.
Mamma Mia! Allard Law alumni, students bring ABBA musical to Granville Island
Two Allard alumni in this year’s The Lawyer Show answered our questions about the power of ABBA, how to (discretely) rehearse for a musical while at the office, and how to learn to play the bagpipes badly.
May 5, 2023 Jennifer Regan
A new decade of solidarity and collective action for Asian Canadian lawyers
In the face of the climate crisis and rising racism at the height of the pandemic, Dr. Carol Liao reflected on what the future could look like in a powerful keynote address delivered at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC 10th Anniversary Gala.
Mar 21, 2023 Allard Law
Meet Allard Law student and LSAT prep course instructor Jung Hee Park
We spoke with Jung Hee about studying for and writing the LSAT and about how law schools and the legal professional can better support racialized students.
Nov 22, 2022 Allard Law
Meet the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Achievement Awards
On November 15, we had the honour of celebrating five outstanding individuals at the 2022 Allard Law Alumni Achievement Awards.
Nov 17, 2022 Allard Law
6 Tips for Writing a Great Personal Statement
As part of your JD application, the personal statement is your opportunity to present us with a clear picture of who are, what’s important to you, and why you’re interested in Allard Law. Use these tips to help you.
Sep 28, 2022 Allard Law
Reflections on the Canadian Law of Obligations Conference: The Power and Limits of Private Law
On June 23 and 24, 2022, the Peter A. Allard School of Law hosted the third Canadian Law of Obligations conference, held on the grounds of UBC’s Green College. The theme of the conference was The Power and Limits of Private Law.
Jul 25, 2022 Caitlin Cunningham
'Domestic violence is a workplace issue,' says PhD student Sofia Cornejo
Sofia's doctoral research explores the intersection between domestic violence and labour law, drawing on feminist perspectives.
Jul 20, 2022 Allard Law
New Allard Law awards and scholarships to support IBPOC students
Twelve new awards have been created to support Allard Law students who identify as Indigenous, Black or as a person of colour (IBPOC). Learn more about the new awards and other funding opportunities for new and continuing Allard Law students.
May 20, 2022 Allard Law
Reforming Canada’s prison system: Meet grad student Mark Mancini
Allard Law PhD student Mark Mancini looks at how we can ensure government agencies like Correctional Services Canada follow the law—and how that could help prevent abuses of power in Canada’s prison system.
May 2, 2022 Allard Law
AI and CSR can help fight corporate corruption, says PhD student Oludolapo Makinde
Allard Law PhD student Oludolapo Makinde is examining the benefits that can be gained when corporations adopt the right internal anti-corruption mechanisms
Apr 7, 2022 Allard Law
Habeas Corpus and Prisoners' Rights: Meet LLM Grad Ellen Bolger
This fall, Ellen Bolger completed her Master of Laws degree at the Allard School of Law. In this interview, Ellen shares some insight into her time at Allard and tips for writing a thesis.
Mar 1, 2022 Allard Law
Making sense of the 'legal void' in international refugee law: Meet PhD student Atreyi Bhattacharjee
Atreyi Bhattacharjee is a second-year doctoral student at the Allard School of Law. Through her research, she's trying to better understand why there's a legal void when it comes to formal refugee protections in Southeast Asia.
Feb 4, 2022 Allard Law