Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • Rolls of building plans
    Jun 8, 2017

    Vancouver Condominium: A Property Law Laboratory

    Most recent research by Professor Douglas Harris explores how condominium is transforming not only urban geography, but the way in which we think about property and about ownership of interests in land.

  • Public square in Europe
    May 1, 2017

    Ivona-Elena Zegrean, LL.M. Student

    Ivona loves the freedom of discovery offered by academic research and the process of thinking about the law, of exploring ideas, and of making unexpected connections. Her main area of research is competition law, and she adopts a comparative approach to the issues she studies. As she has a keen interest in the broader implications of competition policy on business strategy, her work is informed to a large extent by economic theory, especially by industrial organization scholarship.

  • Sailboat in the water
    May 1, 2017

    Krish Maharaj, Ph.D. Candidate

    In addition to his doctoral work on mitigation, Krish has also researched and published on issues relating to promissory estoppel and the effective regulation of exclusion clauses, and worked on a wider range of issues in private law including anti-trust, agency, fiduciary duties, estoppel, and taxation during his time at the bar in New Zealand, Alberta, and British Columbia.

  • Shadows of jailbars
    May 1, 2017

    Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick, Ph.D. Candidate

    Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick was awarded SSHRC support for her doctoral work. For her PhD dissertation, supervised by Dr. Emma Cunliffe, she will analyze court transcripts and other official records pertaining to the incarceration of women. She will examine the cycle through which prison as an institution engenders distress in women, whose coping mechanisms may then be treated with greater punitiveness by correctional authorities.

  • Close-up of the word justice in the dictionary
    May 1, 2017

    Professor Robert Diab

    Professor Diab began graduate studies in law at the Allard School of Law at UBC in 2006 and returned for the PhD in law in 2009. After completing his LLM, and with encouragement from Professors Wesley Pue, Robin Elliot and others at Allard Law, Professor Diab developed his thesis into a book titled “Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada” (Fernwood, 2008). Working with Professor Pue again for the PhD, Professor Diab chose to expand the scope of his research to include developments in national security in the United States as well as Canada.

  • Prof Michael Crommelin
    May 1, 2017

    Professor Michael Crommelin

    Professor Michael Crommelin first came to UBC to in 1971 as a graduate student in the LLM program, following a chance meeting earlier that year in Brisbane, Australia with Professor Andrew R. Thompson, who had recently joined the Allard School of Law. Upon completion of his LLM in 1972, Professor Crommelin was admitted to the School of Graduate Studies (now G&PS) as a doctoral candidate in law and economics, becoming the first person to undertake a PhD in the Allard School of Law at UBC.

  • Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank building
    Apr 24, 2017

    Trade Winds of Change

    According to Professor Ljiljana Biukovic, we are at a significant juncture in the history of globalization, with newly established Chinese led structures testing the current international status quo and the old Bretton Woods institutions.

  • Hands pressing another hand in support
    Mar 10, 2017

    Justice for Victims of Crime

    Professor Perrin’s latest book is trying to affirm legal rights of victims of crime, to support them through their recovery process through legal and policy means, and to ensure when we develop and apply the law we do it in a way that is respectful of their rights.

  • Drones in the sky
    Feb 17, 2017

    Law in the 21st Century

    The Graduate Law Students’ Society at UBC is pleased to announce that the 21st UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference will be held on May 8-9, 2017 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

  • Professor Pitman Potter
    Dec 21, 2016

    Changing the Way We Look at China

    Professor Potter’s contribution to scholarship in Chinese law and legal research in general would be difficult to overstate. His fresh perspective and unique approach has impacted local and international policy and influenced the way research is done today.

  • BC Legislative Assembly building
    Dec 21, 2016

    Sarah Pike, LL.M. Student

    Sarah Pike, who joined the LL.M. program in 2016, has embarked on a study of the work and influence of one of the first B.C. Indian Reserve Commissioners, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (1834-1913). Her work is supported by the Law Society of British Columbia Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies (2016) and by the Allard Legal History Graduate Scholarship (2016).

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