Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Robin Elliot

    Professor Elliot joined the Allard School of Law as Assistant Professor in 1976, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983 and to Professor in 1991. He has twice served as an Associate Dean, first as Associate Dean, Student Affairs from 1991-93 and subsequently as Associate Dean, Administration and Finance from 2003-06. He served as the Director of Legal Research for the Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution (Fraser Committee) from 1983-85, and as the Executive Legal Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1995-97.

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  • Julen Etxabe

    Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Jurisprudence and Human Rights

    Julen Etxabe is Canada Research Chair in Jurisprudence and Human Rights and joined Allard Law as Assistant Professor in July of 2019. His current research combines legal and literary theory to identify a new model of dialogical judgment emerging in the area of human rights, which is transforming inherited notions of reasoning, rights, authority, and law in the post-national and diverse societies of the 21st century.

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  • Alexandra Flynn

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Flynn’s teaching and research focuses on municipal law and governance, administrative law, property law, and experiential education. Her previous project, “The Landscape of Local in Toronto’s Governance Model,” looked at the overlapping geographies and governance of city space, including the formal and informal bodies that represent residents. The project, which resulted in several peer-reviewed paper and public reports, conceptualized how cities are understood in law and how they govern.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Cristie Ford

    Professor and Associate Dean, Research and the Legal Profession

    Dr. Cristie Ford’s research focuses primarily on regulatory governance as it relates to international, US and Canadian financial and securities regulation. In recent years, her interests have expanded to include access to justice and governance issues related to the legal profession. Prior to joining UBC, Professor Ford practiced law at Guild Yule LLP in Vancouver and Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP in New York. She obtained her graduate degrees from Columbia Law School, where she also taught in a variety of capacities.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Dean's Office
  • Sara Ghebremusse

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sara Ghebremusse is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law. She writes, researches, and teaches in the areas of African law and society, law and development, mining governance in the Global South, human rights, and transnational law. She has published in all these fields and has presented her research at conferences in Canada, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Toby Goldbach

    Assistant Professor

    Toby Goldbach joined Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2017 following a two-year teaching fellowship at Cornell University Law School. Dr. Goldbach was a UBC Green College Leading Scholar (2018-2020) and is co-chair of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on Innovations in Judging. 

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  • Benjamin Goold

    Professor

    Dr Benjamin Goold is a Professor at the Allard School of Law. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Tasmania, as well as a BCL and doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His major research interests include privacy rights, the use of surveillance technologies by the police and intelligence communities, and the rhetoric and language of human rights.

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    • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
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