Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Shigenori Matsui

    Professor Shigenori Matsui joined the Allard School of Law in January 2006 as Director of Japanese Legal Studies. Professor Matsui comes to UBC from Osaka University Law School where he worked as associate professor from April 1983 to March 1994; and as full professor from April 1994 to December 2005.  He worked for Osaka University, Faculty of Law, until he joined the newly established law school in 2004.

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    • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
    • Centre for Business Law
  • Karin Mickelson

    A.B. (Duke), LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (Columbia)

    Karin Mickelson joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1991 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998. She has taught in the areas of international law, international environmental law, real property, environmental law and legal theory, and has supervised and co-supervised graduate students in a wide range of areas including international environmental law, international legal theory and international human rights. She has also served as the faculty advisor to UBC teams participating in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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    • Dean's Office
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Dr. Marcus Moore

    Assistant Professor

    D.Phil., Oxford University

    B.C.L. with Honours, McGill University (Gold Medalist).

    LL.B with Honours, McGill University (Gold Medalist).

    A.B., Harvard University (Mathematics).

    Law Clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin P.C., Supreme Court of Canada.

    Member of the Bar, Law Society of Upper Canada.

    Graduate Tutor, University of Oxford.

    Convenor, Regulation Discussion Group, University of Oxford.

    Drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins NHL (retired due to injury).

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  • Debra Parkes

    Chair in Feminist Legal Studies

    Professor Parkes joined the Allard School of Law in July 2016. She was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba from 2001 to 2016 where she served a term as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) from 2013-2106. She has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Woollongong and the University of Sydney. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law from 2009-2013 and President of the Canadian Law & Society Association from 2007-2010.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Robert K. Paterson

    Professor Emeritus

    Robert K. Paterson was admitted to the Bars of New Zealand in 1969 and B.C. in 1981. Professor Paterson chaired the B.C. Task Force on International Commercial Arbitration (1986) and is co-author of International Trade and Investment Law in Canada (1994) and co-editor of UNCITRAL Model Law in Canada (1989). He is a panelist under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA (Trade Remedy Bi-national Review Panel). Apart from international trade law his major interest is cultural heritage and art law.

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  • Dennis Pavlich


    Dennis Pavlich is a professor in the Allard School of Law at UBC. A graduate of Witwatersrand University and Yale Law School, Professor Pavlich has been an academic for over 30 years and on three occasions has received awards for teaching excellence, including the University's Killam Teaching Prize and the Faculty of Law’s George Curtis Teaching Award. Professor Pavlich teaches courses on property law, the law of trusts and historical comparative law. He has also lectured extensively in the field of education law.

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