Peter A Allard School of Law

Faculty Affiliates

The Peter A. Allard School of Law hosts a vibrant community of feminist legal scholars who research diverse topics across a wide breadth of the law. Their research explores issues centred on race, sexual orientation, class, and disability. Many faculty members are also involved in research related to litigation, law reform, judicial education, media and public education, as well as academic publication.

Please contact any of the feminist faculty members below for further information on how to become involved in these projects. You can also contact the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies.


Remembering Marlee G. Kline

CFLS Marlee Kline

The faculty lost a great feminist scholar and colleague when Marlee G. Kline passed away in November 2001. Her work is remembered by the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies through its annual Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize and the annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice.

A collection of her books is now housed in the Centre's library and are available to be borrowed.

  • Natasha Affolder

    Professor

    Natasha Affolder is a Professor and a former Associate Dean Research and International at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. She is a leading scholar in transnational environmental law whose research explores some of the most challenging and complex issues of our time.

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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Erez Aloni

    Associate Professor

    Erez Aloni’s primary research interests lie in the legal regulation of adult relationships and complex family structures. His work stages the family as an institution affected by a broad range of laws, norms, and economic structures; he is particularly interested in the distributional results of legal regulation of the household and in the intersection of private law with family law.

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  • Efrat Arbel

    Associate Professor
    Member of the Bar of British Columbia

    Efrat Arbel publishes and teaches in refugee law, prison law, constitutional law, and tort law. Her research examines how legal rights are negotiated and defined in liminal legal spaces like the border, the detention center, and the prison.

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  • Patricia M. Barkaskas (on leave)

    Associate Professor of Teaching
    Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic; Academic Director, ILS

    Patricia M. Barkaskas is Métis from Alberta. Her research focuses on the intersection of justice and law, including access to justice, clinical legal education, and decolonizing and Indigenizing law. She is particularly interested in examining the value of Indigenous pedagogies in experiential learning, clinical legal education, and skills-based legal training, and disrupting the normative violence of colonial legal education.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Nicole Barrett

    Assistant Professor of Teaching
    Director, International Justice and Human Rights Clinic

    Nicole Barrett is Director of the International Justice and Human Rights (IJHR) Clinic at Allard Law, where she teaches international human rights, international criminal law international humanitarian law as well as a seminar on human trafficking law and policy.

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  • Janine Benedet

    Professor

    Janine Benedet joined the law school faculty in 2005 and served as Dean pro tem. Her first stop after her L.L.B. graduation from UBC was a clerkship with fellow UBC alumnus Justice Frank Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. That was followed by graduate studies – leading to both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. – at the University of Michigan, where she also taught as a Visiting Faculty Fellow. She practiced labour law in Toronto from 1997 to 1999, and was a member of faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School from 1999-2005.

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  • 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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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Emma Cunliffe

    Professor

    Dr Emma Cunliffe is a Professor in the Allard School of Law.  Dr Cunliffe studies how courts decide the facts of contested cases.  She is particularly interested in expert evidence, the operation of implicit bias, and legal processes regarding gendered and racialized violence, particularly those regarding Indigenous people. Dr Cunliffe is a member of the evidence-based forensic initiative, which is based at the University of New South Wales (where she is a senior visiting fellow).

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  • Catherine Dauvergne, KC (on leave)

    Professor

    Professor Dauvergne has been working in the area of refugee, immigration, and citizenship law over the past quarter of a century.  For a decade she held the Canada Research in Migration Law.  In 2012, Dauvergne was named a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her contributions to public discourse in Canada. In 2019 she was honoured with a Queen’s Counsel designation.

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  • Alexandra Flynn

    Associate Professor

    Professor Alexandra Flynn’s teaching and research focus on municipal law and governance, administrative law, property law, and experiential education. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, public reports, media articles, and a book on how cities are legally understood in law and how they govern, including the overlapping geographies and governance of city spaces, and the formal and informal bodies that represent residents.

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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
    • Indigenous Legal Studies
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