Peter A Allard School of Law

Who We Are

The faculty at the Centre for Asian Studies (CALS) at the Allard School of Law is the largest group of academics teaching and researching Asian legal issues in Canada. Our full-time members and adjunct professors primarily focus on the law and legal culture of China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. To learn more, click on the names below.

  • Jie Cheng

    Associate Professor

    Jie Cheng is Associate Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese law and government, comparative constitutionalism, judicial politics, freedom of information, property law and Hong Kong Basic Law. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law, she taught at Tsinghua University School of Law from 1999-2019.

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  • 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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  • Carol Liao

    Associate Professor
    Director of the Centre for Business Law, UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar​

    Dr. Carol Liao is an Associate Professor at the Allard School of Law and the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Li-Wen Lin

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Li-Wen Lin is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law. Her research and teaching interests include comparative corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, state capitalism, Chinese law, and law and economic sociology. 

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    • Centre for Business Law
  • 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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  • 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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