Peter A Allard School of Law

Research Faculty Directory

  • 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 Asian Legal Studies
  • Gordon Christie

    Professor

    Professor Christie has a LL.B. from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught in universities in Canada and the United States, in Faculties of Law, and Departments of Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. Most recently he was an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (1998 - 2004), where he also acted as Director of the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments.

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  • Robert Clifford

    Assistant Professor

    Robert is WSÁNEĆ and a member of the Tsawout First Nation, his home community; he carries the name YELKATŦE, which was passed to him by his late grandfather, Earl Claxton Sr.  His PhD research uses community participation methodologies to explore the ways WSÁNEĆ laws are generated by and reflect the values, philosophies, lands, and worldviews of the WSÁNEĆ people.

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  • 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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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C.

    Professor (on leave)

    Catherine Dauvergne served as the eighth dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law from 2015-2020. 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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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • David Duff

    Professor

    David G. Duff is Professor of Law and Director of the Tax LLM program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and writes in the areas of areas of tax law and policy, corporate and international taxation, environmental taxation and distributive justice. 

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    • Centre for Business Law
  • Elizabeth Edinger

    Elizabeth Edinger joined the Allard School of Law in 1978 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986. Professor Edinger served as Associate Dean from 1988-1992 and from 1997-2003. Her teaching areas include Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Laws and Creditors Remedies.She has published in each of these areas. 

     

     

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  • Julen Etxabe

    Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Jurisprudence and Human Rights

    Julen Etxabe is Canada Research Chair in Jurisprudence and Human Rights and joined Allard Law as Assistant Professor in July of 2019. His current research combines legal and literary theory to identify a new model of dialogical judgment emerging in the area of human rights, which is transforming inherited notions of reasoning, rights, authority, and law in the post-national and diverse societies of the 21st century.

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  • Alexandra Flynn

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Flynn’s teaching and research focuses on municipal law and governance, administrative law, property law, and experiential education. Her previous project, “The Landscape of Local in Toronto’s Governance Model,” looked at the overlapping geographies and governance of city space, including the formal and informal bodies that represent residents. The project, which resulted in several peer-reviewed paper and public reports, conceptualized how cities are understood in law and how they govern.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
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