Peter A Allard School of Law

Dennis Pavlich

Professor
B.A. (Witwatersrand), LL.B. (Witwatersrand), LL.M. (Yale)

Profile

Dennis Pavlich is a professor in the Allard School of Law at UBC. A graduate of Witwatersrand University and Yale Law School, Professor Pavlich has been an academic for over 30 years and on three occasions has received awards for teaching excellence, including the University's Killam Teaching Prize and the Faculty of Law’s George Curtis Teaching Award. Professor Pavlich teaches courses on property law, the law of trusts and historical comparative law. He has also lectured extensively in the field of education law. Pavlich is the author and editor of several books and articles in his areas of legal interest including Real Estate Law in British Columbia (CCH Canada), Condominium Law in British Columbia (Butterworths), Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University (UBC Press), Managing Environmental Justice (Rodopi), and Trusts in Common-Law Canada (LexisNexis Third Edition 2020).

Professor Pavlich has served as UBC's University Counsel and as its Vice President External and Legal Affairs. He was also founding Chair and President of the Great Northern Way Trust that initiated the campus as a joint venture of UBC, Simon Fraser and Emily Carr universities and the BC Institute of Technology and provided oversight in the launching of the joint degree in digital media studies. He has served on the UBC Senate and as Vice Chair of the UBC Board of Governors. He has also been a member of the boards of several organizations including UBC Properties Trust, the Rick Hansen Institute, the British Columbia Law Institute, Festival Vancouver, and the BC Press Council. He is a former president of the Vancouver Institute and Temple Sholom Synagogue. He currently sits on the boards of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (officially affiliated with the United Nations) and the Allard Law Alumni Association.

Courses

  • The Canadian Law of Trusts
  • Property Law 
  • Legal Traditions and Ideas of Law 

Publications

    Dennis Pavlich
Trusts in Common-Law Canada, 3rd ed.
Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2019

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    Dennis Pavlich
Trusts in Common-Law Canada, 2d ed.
Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2016

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    Dennis Pavlich
Trusts in Common-Law Canada
Markham: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014

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    Dennis Pavlich, ed.
Managing Environmental Justice
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010

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Online Access (with full-text)
    Sharon E. Hann & Dennis Pavlich, eds.
Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2000

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    D.J. Pavlich
“The Calculation of Damages for Fatal Injuries”
Full text: (1997) 35:4 Advocate 295-300

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    D.J. Pavlich
“Criminal Law -Section 16(2) - The Meaning of Wrong - Schwartz v. The Queen
Full text: (1997) 11:2 U.B.C. L. Rev. 315-326

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Charles E. Reasons & D.J. Pavlich 

The Legal and Social Alienation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada

International Journal of Canadian Studies, No. 12, 1995, Aboriginal Peoples and Canada, Fall, 69-84

Full text:  USASK Library Location

Charles E. Reasons & D.J. Pavlich 

Social and legal alienation: The case of aboriginal peoples in Canada

The Journal of Human Justice, 03/1995, Volume 6, Issue 2, 4662

Full Text: UBC Library Location

    Dennis John Pavlich
Condominium Law in British Columbia
Vancouver: Butterworths, 1983

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    Michael D. Akerly, Nicolaas A. Blom, Irwin Davis, Dennis J. Pavlich, & Robert S. Reid
“British Columbia Real Estate Law Guide”
Don Mills: CCH Canadian, 1979-


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    D.J. Pavlich
“Zoning Law and Administration in the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa”
Full text: (1979) 96:1 S. African L.J. 108-115
      D.J. Pavlich
“Recent Changes to Condominium Legislation in British Columbia ”
Full text: (1978) 3:1 Can. Bus. L.J. 34-56

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Dennis John Pavlich
Strata Titles Act: Condominium Law in British Columbia
Vancouver: Butterworths, 1978

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    D.J. Pavlich
“Zoning Law and Administration in the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa”
Full text: (1978) 95:1 S. African L.J. 102-116
    D.J. Pavlich
“Zoning Law and Administration in the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa”
Full text: (1978) 95:2 S. African L.J. 228-239
    D.J. Pavlich
“Zoning Law and Administration in the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa”
Full text: (1978) 95:3 S. African L.J. 404-414
    D.J. Pavlich
“Law of Property (Including Mortgage and Pledge)”
Full text: (1973) Ann. Surv. S. African L. 196-222
    D.J. Pavlich
“The Administration of Justice, Law Reform and Jurisprudence”
Full text: (1972) Ann. Surv. S. African L. 428-478

 

Pavlich Profile

Research Interests

  • Legal history
  • Property and real estate
  • Trusts and equity

How does modern legal structure compare with and derive from the systems of law of the ancient Near East and western Europe?


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