Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Natasha Affolder

    Professor

    Natasha Affolder is a Professor and a former Associate Dean Research and International at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. She is a leading scholar in transnational environmental law whose research explores some of the most challenging and complex issues of our time.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Hassan Ahmad

    Assistant Professor

    Hassan Ahmad is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on topics related to transnational tort law, the interaction of domestic jurisdiction and liability principles with international law, business and human rights law, and the emerging field of law and political economy.  At Allard Law, Professor Ahmad teaches Administrative Law and coaches the Jessup Moot team.

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  • Erez Aloni

    Associate Professor

    Erez Aloni’s primary research interests lie in the legal regulation of adult relationships and complex family structures. His work stages the family as an institution affected by a broad range of laws, norms, and economic structures; he is particularly interested in the distributional results of legal regulation of the household and in the intersection of private law with family law.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Efrat Arbel

    Associate Professor
    Member of the Bar of British Columbia

    Efrat Arbel publishes and teaches in refugee law, prison law, constitutional law, and tort law. Her research examines how legal rights are negotiated and defined in liminal legal spaces like the border, the detention center, and the prison.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Tania Astorino

    Director, Professional Programs

    Tania received her BA from Simon Fraser University and her JD from Queen’s University. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2004 and the British Columbia Bar in 2005, and practised civil litigation in Toronto and Ottawa. She also led the Legal and Finance Division of a continuing education provider in Toronto, and was directly involved in the full production life-cycle for professional programming that spanned a wide range of topics before returning home to Vancouver in 2014 for a new career opportunity at UBC.

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    • Graduate Programs
  • Evan Atkinson

    Director, Career Services Office

    Evan Atkinson is the Director, Career Services Office. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. He is responsible for developing and facilitating the career services resources and programming available to Allard Law students and recent alumni. Evan also provides career advising services and is responsible for business development and outreach to a diverse range of legal employers. Prior to joining Allard, Evan practiced at a large firm in Vancouver with a focus on insurance defence and commercial litigation.

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    • Career Services Office
  • Joel Bakan

    Professor (on sabbatical)

    Joel Bakan writes and researches in the areas of Constitutional Law, socio-legal studies, legal theory and economic law. He has law degrees from Oxford, Dalhousie, and Harvard. He studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and served as Law Clerk in 1985 for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada  He joined the Law Faculty in 1990 as Associate Professor after a year's visit from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he had been Assistant Professor since 1987.  Professor Bakan teaches Constitutional Law, Contracts, socio-legal courses and the graduate seminar.  

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  • Patricia M. Barkaskas (on leave)

    Associate Professor of Teaching
    Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic; Academic Director, ILS

    Patricia M. Barkaskas is Métis from Alberta. Her research focuses on the intersection of justice and law, including access to justice, clinical legal education, and decolonizing and Indigenizing law. She is particularly interested in examining the value of Indigenous pedagogies in experiential learning, clinical legal education, and skills-based legal training, and disrupting the normative violence of colonial legal education.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Nicole Barrett

    Assistant Professor of Teaching
    Director, International Justice and Human Rights Clinic

    Nicole Barrett is Director of the International Justice and Human Rights (IJHR) Clinic at Allard Law, where she teaches international human rights, international criminal law international humanitarian law as well as a seminar on human trafficking law and policy.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Janine Benedet

    Professor

    Janine Benedet joined the law school faculty in 2005 and served as Dean pro tem. Her first stop after her L.L.B. graduation from UBC was a clerkship with fellow UBC alumnus Justice Frank Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. That was followed by graduate studies – leading to both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. – at the University of Michigan, where she also taught as a Visiting Faculty Fellow. She practiced labour law in Toronto from 1997 to 1999, and was a member of faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School from 1999-2005.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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