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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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    Re-imagining Orientation Week

    In support of Allard Law’s temporary shift to online learning for the 2020-21 academic year, the 2020 Orientation Week for incoming JD students will be taking place in a virtual setting.

    Aug 26, 2020 Riley Stone

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    Addressing the Negative Effects of Law Student Debt

    The Allard School of Law is pleased to launch its Post-graduation Debt Repayment Assistance pilot project for the graduating class of 2020. Although we did not design this program to coincide with a global pandemic, current conditions for graduating students make this initiative extremely timely.

    Jul 27, 2020 Catherine Dauvergne, KC (on leave)

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    Why Legal Transplants?

    Dr. Toby Goldbach explains that legal transplant is not simply a tool or instrument to improve contractual relations or assist in the procurement of foreign direct investment. It is also part of systems of knowledge that help construct social relations.

    Jul 21, 2020 Toby Goldbach

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    Power, Gender, and Race in the Legal Profession

    Carol Liao delivered the final keynote speech at the 43rd Annual Women in Law Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, one week before the city went into COVID-19 lockdown. She spoke on power, gender, and race in the legal profession, and received a standing ovation following her speech.

    Jun 19, 2020 CBL Assistant

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