We are delighted to announce two new appointments at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Andrea Hilland, KC will be joining us as an Assistant Professor. Associate Professor Emeritus Darlene Johnston will be returning to Allard Law as Academic Director, Indigenous Legal Studies. Both appointments begin on July 1.
"Assistant Professor Hilland and Associate Professor Emeritus Johnston have deep connections with the Allard School of Law community and Indigenous Legal Studies at Allard Law," says Ngai Pindell, Dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
"I look forward to welcoming them both, and I know that our students, faculty and the broader legal community will benefit from their invaluable contributions to teaching, research, mentorship and leadership at the law school," he adds.
Andrea Hilland, KC
Andrea Hilland, KC is a member of the Nuxalk Nation and holds an LLB and LLM from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She was called to the bar in 2003 and has advocated on behalf of First Nations in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon with respect to Aboriginal and environmental law. She spent 10 years working on Indigenous issues in the context of legal regulation and volunteered with the BC Human Rights Tribunal’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, the Continuing Legal Education Society’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee and the UBC Innocence Project. She also served as Associate Director of Indigenous Legal Studies from 2008-2012. Professor Hilland’s appointment as Assistant Professor begins on July 1, 2023
Associate Professor Emeritus Darlene Johnston (BA Queen’s, LLB U Toronto; LLM U Toronto) is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. She joined the Allard School of Law in 2009 and retired in 2021. While at Allard, she served several terms as the Academic Director, Indigenous Legal Studies. As an Associate Professor, she researched and taught in the areas of Indigenous Legal Traditions and Canadian Law as it applies to Indigenous Peoples. She co-developed mandatory first-year courses on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Indigenous Settler Legal Relations. Associate Professor Emeritus Johnston returns to Allard Law as the Academic Director, Indigenous Legal Studies, beginning on July 1, 2023.