Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Stephen Wexler

    Associate Professor Emeritus

    Before he joined the Allard School of Law in 1970, Steve Wexler was staff counsel at the National Welfare Rights Organization in Washington, D.C. His major academic interest is legal philosophy, particularly the work of Aristotle. Professor Wexler's own philosophical work is extremely eclectic. He has written about practicing law for poor people, the relationship of law and morals, the extent to which law is a rational activity and the centrality of burden of proof to legal thought.

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  • Jade Windsant

    Allard Exchange Student 2022-2023, LLB Candidate Leiden University

    Jade Windsant is a third-year law student at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Besides her studies she has gained experience in the field by working at a law firm. In 2023 she completed a semester abroad at the Allard School of Law.

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  • Stepan Wood

    Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability, Director of the Centre for Law and the Environment

    Professor Stepan Wood’s research relates to sustainability, globalization, transnational governance, voluntary environmental standards, climate change, environmental law, corporate social responsibility and social justice. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, where he also directs the Centre for Law & the Environment.

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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Claire Young

    Professor Emerita

    Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 1992, Claire Young practiced law with the Alberta Attorney-General's department for several years and taught law at the University of Western Ontario from 1984-1992.She is the co-author of two books and the author of numerous articles on tax law and policy. Her other research interests include feminist legal theory and sexuality and the law. She was awarded the University of British Columbia Killam prize for excellence in teaching in 1998 and 2002.

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  • Margot Young


    Margot Young is Professor in the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. After studying at the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, and the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Young began her teaching career at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria.  In 2002, she moved to the University of British Columbia.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Emily Zarychta

    Public Interest Coordinator

    Emily Zarychta (she/her) is the Public Interest Coordinator at the Allard School of Law, where she promotes public interest law to Allard Law JD and graduate students, and enhances the public interest law career opportunities and resources available to students. Emily received her BA from the University of Manitoba and her JD from the University of Victoria. She was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2021, and practiced human rights law at a non-profit social justice law firm in Vancouver prior to joining Allard.

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