Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • 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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  • Maziar Peihani

    Assistant Professor Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship in Business Law

    Dr. Maziar Peihani is appointed to the Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship of Business Law. His teaching and research focuses on financial and business law, with his current areas of research including banking regulation, resolution of cross-border bank failures, sovereign debt restructuring, and disclosure and governance of climate-related financial risks. Professor Peihani ‘s research has appeared in the Harvard International Law Journal and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

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  • Benjamin Perrin


    Ben Perrin researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law and international law. He joined UBC in 2007 and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada and special advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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  • Pitman Potter

    Professor (Emeritus)

    Pitman Potter is Professor of Law and Director of Chinese Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. He is an internationally acclaimed scholar of Law in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.

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    • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
    • Centre for Business Law
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