Peter A Allard School of Law

Nikos Harris, KC

Associate Professor of Teaching
B.A. (SFU), LL.B. (UBC)


Nikos Harris is an award-winning professor who also has extensive experience as appellate counsel. He has authored numerous articles on issues in criminal law and evidence, and his writing has been cited in a number of trial and appellate judgments. Nikos has served as a guest speaker for a number of organizations including Continuing Legal Education, the Trial Lawyers Association, and Crown Counsel of British Columbia. He is also is an advocacy advisor for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute which assists counsel in preparing submissions for the Supreme Court of Canada. Nikos served as a judicial clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and was a Raymond Herbert Award recipient.


  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • The Law of Evidence
  • Ethics


"Access to Justice and Rowbotham Applications:  Challenging the Myth of the Simple Trial", (2023), Vol. 101 (3) Canadian Bar Review 645:

“Testimonial Privilege: The Scope of Protection Against Self-Incrimination Afforded by Section 13 of the Charter”, in Perspectives on Evidentiary Privileges”, (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2019). 

"The Risks of Technology in the Law Classroom: Why the Next Great Development In Legal Education Might Be Going Low-Tech" (2018) 51:3 UBC L REV 773

R. v. Seruhungo: The Supreme Court of Canada "Substantially" Affirms a Powerful Tool to Protect Against Wrongful Convictions Caused by Vetrovec Witnesses” (2017) 38 C.R. (7th) 64

Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.

Nikos Profile

Research Interests

  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Legal education

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