News & Announcements
Meet Wesbrook Scholar Austen Erhardt
This spring, Austen was named a Wesbrook Scholar – UBC's most prestigious designation given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership and involvement in student and community activities.
Wesbrook scholar Yanni Nicolidakis-Mustafa on finding a path that can ‘change the course of people’s lives’
“I came to law school to be the change I wanted to see in the world,” says Yanni Nicolidakis-Mustafa, third-year JD student and newly named Wesbrook Scholar.
A new beginning for Afghan judges forced to flee the Taliban
After evacuating Afghanistan following the Taliban’s return to power, Judges Wahida Rahimi, Freshta Masomi and Zamila Sangar have joined Allard Law through the law school’s new Afghan Women Judges Program.
May 10, 2022
You may approach the (virtual) bench — taking the anxiety out of first-year law mooting
First-year law students are often nervous about their first experience presenting a case in front of experienced lawyers. A new app aims to change that.
May 4, 2022
Roe v. Wade draft decision a 'cruel and devastating blow' for women, Allard Law experts say
What might the Roe v. Wade leak mean for American women? And just how secure are abortion rights in Canada?
Apr 27, 2022
New $1 million gift to support future Indigenous law students
The Allard School of Law is delighted to announce a $1 million gift from the estate of alumni couple Linda and Peter J. Hull. This endowed fund will provide bursaries and program support for future Indigenous law students.
Apr 12, 2022
UBC Innocence Project receives new trial order following review of 1995 murder conviction
In 1995, Gerald Klassen was convicted of murder — but he has always maintained his innocence. On April 2, in a long-awaited decision, Federal Justice Minister David Lametti concluded his conviction had likely been a miscarriage of justice, and ordered a new trial.
Apr 11, 2022
Royal Society of Canada Award recognizes Allard Law student for commitment to equality and equity
Graduating student Leila Nasr has been recognized with the Royal Society of Canada’s inaugural Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Award. We spoke with Leila about this recognition and her time at Allard Law.
Mar 29, 2022
Professor Efrat Arbel Awarded Prestigious UBC Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship
UBC announced today that Professor Efrat Arbel has been awarded a UBC Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship. Professor Arbel will launch a two-year research study analyzing the inner workings of Canadian immigration detention.