Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Samuel Beswick

    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor Samuel Beswick is a private law scholar with primary research interests in the areas of torts, unjust enrichment, limitations, remedies, and privacy. His current research concerns the temporal scope of judicial changes in the law.

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  • Brenna Bhandar

    Associate Professor

    Prior to joining Allard Law, Brenna was a Reader in Law and Critical Theory at SOAS, University of London, and previously held faculty positions at the Queen Mary School of Law, Kent Law School and the University of Reading Law School. She has also held visiting appointments at L’École des hautes études en science sociales (Paris) and the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law (South Africa).

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  • Brian Bird

    Assistant Professor

    Brian Bird’s primary research interests are constitutional law and theory, interactions between courts and legislatures, jurisprudence, philosophy of law, legal history, and bills of rights.

    Before joining Allard Law, Brian was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. At Princeton, Brian was also a lecturer in Politics.

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  • Ljiljana Biuković

    Professor

    Dr. Biuković is a Professor in the Allard School of Law. She teaches Contract Law, European Union Law, and International Trade Law. Her research interests are in the areas of international economic law and European Union integration. She publishes regularly on topics of legal transplantation of international norms and standards by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations, mega-regional trade and investment agreements, and the development of European Union.

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  • Bill Black

    Professor Emeritus

    Bill Black's research interests pivot around Human Rights Reform, Equality Rights, and Mediation and other Dispute Resolution within Human Rights Agencies. He has written on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms emphasizing equality rights and on various aspects of human rights, including the human rights process, employment equity and systemic discrimination.

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  • Joost Blom

    Professor Emeritus

    Joost Blom joined the Allard School of Law in 1972, served as Associate Dean 1982-85, and as Dean 1997-2003. His teaching subjects were Contracts, Torts, Conflict of Laws, and Intellectual Property. He became Professor Emeritus on his retirement in 2017 but continues to teach at the law school part-time. He received the Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award 2005.

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  • Susan B. Boyd, F.R.S.C.

    Professor Emerita
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

    Susan B. Boyd joined the Allard School of Law in 1992. She taught previously at Carleton University's Department of Law in Ottawa. At UBC, she held the endowed research Chair in Feminist Legal Studies from 1992 to 2015. She was the founding Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies from 2007 to 2012. She retired on June 30, 2015 but continues her relationship with UBC as Professor Emerita.

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  • Christine L.M. Boyle, Q.C.

    Professor Emerita

    Professor Boyle taught law in a number of universities before joining the University of British Columbia - Queen's University, Belfast, the University of the West Indies, the University of Windsor, and Dalhousie University.

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  • Tory Brown

    Career Advisor, Career Services Office

    Tory is a Career Advisor in the Career Services Office. She provides career advising to Allard students and recent alumni, and assists with planning the CSO’s annual programming and resources. She works closely with the legal, business and non-profit community to identify recruitment opportunities for Allard students and alumni. She received her B.A. from St. Francis Xavier University and her J.D. with a specialization in social justice from the University of Ottawa. Tory was called to the Bar in Ontario and British Columbia in 2021.

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