Peter A Allard School of Law


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    A New Approach to Mining Law

    In March of 2021, the Allard School of Law launched an executive learning program in Mining Law and Sustainability. The program is taught exclusively online and is available to anyone working in or interested in the mining industry, wherever in the world they may be.

    Mar 4, 2021 Allard Law

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    Conversations with Legal Thinkers

    What is jurisprudence and how would you characterize it? What is the role of jurisprudence in law schools? In a series of 30-minute interviews, Julen Etxabe discusses jurisprudence with seven legal thinkers from around the world.

    Feb 25, 2021 Julen Etxabe

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    Access to Justice at the Allard School of Law 2021

    The aim of A2J Week BC is to inspire engagement in the access to justice movement and to plant the seeds of change to benefit all Canadians. Learn about some of the work being done to improve access to justice at Allard Law.

    Jan 23, 2021 Allard Law

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    Re-thinking “Law” and “Development” in Africa

    From June 21st to June 25th, the Allard School of Law together with Liu Institute Network for Africa will host a virtual conference that calls on scholars and practitioners from around the world to rethink the challenges to sustainable development in Africa.

    Jan 20, 2021 Allard Law

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    Looking back on a Memorable 75th Anniversary Year

    The end of 2020 marks the end of a significant milestone year for the Peter A. Allard School of Law. We celebrated 75 years of innovative and inspiring research and teaching, and 75 years of outstanding graduates who have gone on to change the world with their leadership in the legal profession and other realms.

    Jan 19, 2021 Janine Benedet

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    Starting Law School During a Pandemic

    Before law school, I had many anticipations and none of them involved a global pandemic or online learning. I expected busy hallways, long hours at the law library with classmates, in-person events, in-person classes, in-person orientation – I expected in-person everything.

    Jan 11, 2021 Taylor Lanthier

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    Peter Burns Mock Trial Competition 2020 Recap

    In this trial moot, student teams litigate a complex mock trial which includes four witnesses and opening and closing submissions. Two lawyers and a judge coach each pair of students during practice sessions held one evening a week at the Robson Square courthouse.

    Dec 8, 2020 Nikos Harris, KC

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    Reflections on Building and then Teaching in a HyFlex Classroom at Allard Hall

    How to teach in a pandemic? This is the question we were forced to answer over the course of a weekend in March when UBC’s physical campus closed and in-person teaching was no longer possible. The pivot to the world of online teaching was abrupt and reactive; there simply wasn’t time to do anything other than keep courses going as best we could, with technology and techniques we were learning as we taught.

    Nov 24, 2020 Allard Law

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