Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • 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
  • Levi Gordian

    Indigenous Legal Studies JD Summer Intensive Program Assistant

    Levi is Kwakwaka'wakw from 'Namgis First Nation. He is an incoming 2L JD student at Allard. He grew up in Edmonton, located within the Treaty 6 territory where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies. Levi believes that a law degree will complement his education and work experience toward making a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples and communities through Aboriginal business law. 

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Sara Gordon

    Associate Professor

    Sara Gordon is an Associate Professor at the Allard School of Law. Her current research focuses on the ways in which psychology and mental health intersect with the criminal justice system and the many barriers faced by people with mental illness involved in that system. At Allard, Professor Gordon teaches Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Mental Health Law, and a seminar in Law and Psychology.

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  • Isabel Grant

    Professor
    Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

    Professor Isabel Grant's main research interests lie in the areas of criminal law. She is particularly interested in the law and policy issues surrounding violence against women, sexual assault, homicide, and HIV non- disclosure. She is currently working on two SSHRC-funded projects: one on sexual assault across the lifespan and one examining sentencing for the crime of murder. She teaches in the areas of criminal law, homicide, sentencing and mental health law.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Dean's Office
  • Aishani Gupta

    Research Associate, International Justice and Human Rights Clinic (IJHR Clinic)

    Aishani Gupta is the current Research Associate at the IJHR Clinic. She completed her LL.B with honours in India, and holds two masters degrees in international law from New York University and the European University Institute. Throughout her career, she has researched and worked in human rights law for which she has used comparative and international law perspectives. Her work has consistently dealt with using law as a tool for social change and finding ways to understand how theoretical frameworks bear on the real world.

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    • International Justice and Human Rights Clinic
  • Douglas Harris

    Professor and Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History

    Douglas Harris joined the Allard School of Law in 2001. He teaches in the areas of property law and legal history, and his research focuses on the history of the regulation of the Aboriginal fisheries in British Columbia and on the nature of property ownership within condominium.  His earlier published work includes studies of Aboriginal rights to fish in Canada and analysis of systems for registering interests in land.

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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Nikos Harris, KC

    Associate Professor of Teaching
    Director of Experiential Learning, Faculty Lead for of Indigenous Legal Studies Academic Leadership Certificate

    Nikos Harris is an award-winning professor who also has extensive experience as appellate counsel. He has authored numerous articles on issues in criminal law and evidence, and his writing has been cited in a number of trial and appellate judgments. Nikos has served as a guest speaker for a number of organizations including Continuing Legal Education, the Trial Lawyers Association, and Crown Counsel of British Columbia. He is also is an advocacy advisor for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute which assists counsel in preparing submissions for the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • Bethany Hastie

    Associate Professor

    Bethany Hastie is an Associate Professor at the Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Her research examines issues attending precarious labour in the intersecting spaces of labour and employment, migration, and human rights law, with a focus on migrant labour, domestic work, labour exploitation, gender and work, and employment discrimination. 

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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