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.
Nov 30, 2021
Shedding light on how Canadian Mining conflicts shape governance in Southern Africa
Through her latest SSHRC-funded research project, Dr. Sara Ghebremusse is undertaking a review of two Canadian mining companies and the conflicts involving them.
Nov 25, 2021
National Post: Why there's no real 'common prosperity' campaign in China
Op-ed: Contrary to recent headlines of China taxing the rich for 'common prosperity,' Professor Wei Cui examines China’s tax-to-GDP ratio to reveal a different story.
Nov 19, 2021
Rethinking labour law for the new world of work
With growing divergence between the legal regulation of work and its reality on the ground, professor Bethany Hastie investigates what a meaningful system of labour rights must account for, and aims to make collective workplace representation more accessible, suitable and effective for today’s workers.
Nov 18, 2021
UBC Innocence Project: Righting wrongs and training the next generation of lawyers
For nearly 15 years, the UBC Innocence Project has been investigating claims of wrongful conviction in British Columbia. There have been a few recent wins, and many of the program’s students and alumni say it’s changed how they see their role as lawyers.
Nov 12, 2021
Globe and Mail: Canada’s parental leave system fails to do right by adoptive and male same-sex parents
Op-ed: Dr. Erez Aloni argues that Canada’s parental leave system embeds the view that fathers are secondary caregivers and that adoptive and male same-sex parents should not be entitled to the same benefits as biological and different-sex parents.
Nov 10, 2021
Generous new donation to provide bursary support to law students with financial challenges
Allard Law is pleased to announce a generous donation by alumnus John C. Armstrong, QC (LLB ‘64) to provide bursary support to Allard School of Law students.