Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Peter Burns

    Dean Emeritus

    Professor Peter Burns, Q.C., was called to the Bar of B.C. in 1975 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984. From 1982-91, Professor Burns served as Dean of the Allard School of Law. He has also served on the B.C. Law Reform Commission (1985-92) and the B.C. Forest Resources Commission (1990-91) and was a board member of the B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre from 1986 to 1996.

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  • Cheyenne Campbell

    ILS Program Assistant

    Cheyenne is Dene and a member of Fort Nelson First Nation. She is entering her third year as a JD student at Allard. Cheyenne received a B.A. in First Nations Studies and a B.Ed. (EY) from the University of Northern British Columbia. Cheyenne is the ILS Program Assistant and will serve as co-president of the UBC Indigenous Law Students Association in the fall.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Gloria Cardinal

    Legal Assistant/Legal Advocate

    Gloria has worked for the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic since 2017. Her expertise with Indigenous clients comes from years of working within the Indigenous Community in Vancouver. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach to client care, she assists many clients as a Legal Advocate with Indian Day School applications, Sixties Scoop inquiries, RTB hearing preparation, Income Security, and more. Gloria’s ancestry is Cree and Dutch, with her home community being the Bigstone Cree Nation in Wabasca, AB.

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    • Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
  • Jie Cheng

    Associate Professor

    Jie Cheng is Associate Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese law and government, comparative constitutionalism, judicial politics, freedom of information, property law and Hong Kong Basic Law. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law, she taught at Tsinghua University School of Law from 1999-2019.

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    • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Gordon Christie


    Professor Christie has a LL.B. from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught in universities in Canada and the United States, in Faculties of Law, and Departments of Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. Most recently he was an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (1998 - 2004), where he also acted as Director of the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments.

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