Peter A Allard School of Law

People and Places

Our Vision

We provide a respectful, inclusive and engaging learning and working environment in which our diverse community of outstanding students, faculty and staff feel a sense of belonging, inspiration, wellbeing, and equity, including through ensuring that our physical spaces are accessible, safe and inviting.

We strive to attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding students, faculty and staff, and are committed to the development and growth of our community members by providing adequate resources and training opportunities, ensuring equitable and balanced workloads and flexible hybrid work arrangements, advancing sustainable budgets and making strategic financial investments, and providing leadership opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

We promote a culture of integrity, curiosity and innovation, in which open and respectful dialogue and pluralism are encouraged while upholding our commitment to nurturing safe spaces for all.


Recruiting diversity: Attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding students, faculty and staff. 

Community environment: Create and foster an environment of community across the law school where faculty, staff, and students feel respected, safe, valued, and a sense of belonging. 

Anti-discrimination: Be an exemplar in upholding human rights and reconciliation within our law school, and proactively preventing discrimination on the basis of Indigenous identity, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and all other protected grounds under the BC Human Rights Code.

Well-being and engagement: Improve wellbeing, engagement, and personal growth for staff, students, and faculty.

Investing in staff: Promote staff learning and professional development opportunities and increase collaboration, knowledge sharing, and understanding between staff and faculty. 

Academic freedom: Ensure that academic freedom is promoted and protected within the Allard Law community.  

People and Places Spotlight

Indigenous Legal Studies students at Allard Hall

Indigenous laws, Indigenous perspectives on colonial law and community

How the ILS Summer Intensive has helped build community and prepare Indigenous students for the challenges of law school.

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Lynn Momprevil and Hannah Goodridge

Meet the law students advocating for change and creating opportunities for Black law students

Hannah Goodridge and Lynn Momprevil are second-year law students and co-presidents of UBC Black Law Students' Association. In this Q&A, they discuss their experiences as co-presidents and opportunities for Black law students, lawyers and individuals who are considering law school.

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