Peter A Allard School of Law


Welcome to the Peter A. 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. 

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  • Conversation with Legal Thinkers

    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

  • Access to Justice Week

    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

  • Janine Benedet

    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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    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

  • UBC Graduation

    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

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