Peter A Allard School of Law

Staff & Faculty Directory

  • Albert McClean

    Professor Emeritus

    Albert McClean has been Professor of Law since 1968. Professor McClean served as Dean of the Allard School of Law from 1971-76 and was Associate Vice-President, Academic, of the University of British Columbia from 1985 to 1995. He joined the Faculty of Law in 1960 as Lecturer and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1962 and Associate Professor in 1966.

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  • Karin Mickelson

    Associate Professor
    Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Professional Programs

    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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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
    • Dean's Office
  • Kaila Mikkelsen

    Assistant Dean, Students

    Kaila Mikkelsen is the Assistant Dean, Students at the Allard School of Law.  Kaila believes that every student belongs at law school and that her role is to support all students in their journey. She provides academic and personal support to JD students, manages academic concessions, participates in Faculty committees and implements programs to support student success. She also supervises Orientation and is an on-site Supervisor for Pro Bono Students Canada. Kaila has a B. Sc. (Biology) from the University of Victoria, an LL.B.

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    • JD Student and Academic Services
  • 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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  • Tayo Olarewaju

    Indigenous Legal Studies Coach

    Tayo is an ILS coach. He supports Indigenous law students in legal writing and substantive legal questions. He is also a Ph.D. student researching the intersection of international criminal law and land rights at Peter A. Allard School of Law.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • 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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