Peter A Allard School of Law

Research Faculty Directory

  • Cristie Ford

    Professor and Associate Dean, Research and the Legal Profession

    Dr. Cristie Ford’s research focuses primarily on regulatory governance as it relates to international, US and Canadian financial and securities regulation. In recent years, her interests have expanded to include access to justice and governance issues related to the legal profession. Prior to joining UBC, Professor Ford practiced law at Guild Yule LLP in Vancouver and Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP in New York. She obtained her graduate degrees from Columbia Law School, where she also taught in a variety of capacities.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Sara Ghebremusse

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sara Ghebremusse is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law. She writes, researches, and teaches in the areas of African law and society, law and development, mining governance in the Global South, human rights, and transnational law. She has published in all these fields and has presented her research at conferences in Canada, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Toby Goldbach

    Assistant Professor

    Toby Goldbach joined Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2017 following a two-year teaching fellowship at Cornell University Law School. Dr. Goldbach was a UBC Green College Leading Scholar (2018-2020) and is co-chair of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on Innovations in Judging. 

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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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    • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • Isabel Grant

    Professor

    Professor Isabel Grant's main research interests lie in the areas of criminal law. She is particularly interested in the law and policy issues surrounding male intimate partner violence against women, sexual assault, homicide, and HIV non- disclosure. She is currently working on an SSHRC funded project on sexual assault across the lifespan and a project on the ways in which HIV nondisclosure prosecutions have shaped and distorted sexual assault law. She teaches in the areas of criminal law, homicide, sentencing and mental health law.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Douglas Harris

    Professor and Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History

    Douglas Harris joined the Allard School of Law in 2001. He teaches in the areas of property law and legal history, and his research focuses on the history of the regulation of the Aboriginal fisheries in British Columbia and on the nature of property ownership within condominium.  His earlier published work includes studies of Aboriginal rights to fish in Canada and analysis of systems for registering interests in land.

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    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Nikos Harris, Q.C.

    Associate Professor of Teaching
    Director of Experiential Learning

    Nikos Harris is an award-winning professor who also has extensive experience as appellate counsel. He has authored numerous articles on issues in criminal law and evidence, and his writing has been cited in a number of trial and appellate judgments. Nikos has served as a guest speaker for a number of organizations including Continuing Legal Education, the Trial Lawyers Association, and Crown Counsel of British Columbia. He is also is an advocacy advisor for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute which assists counsel in preparing submissions for the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • Bethany Hastie

    Assistant Professor

    Bethany Hastie is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Her research examines issues attending precarious labour in the intersecting spaces of labour and employment, migration, and human rights law, with a focus on migrant labour, domestic work, labour exploitation, gender and work, and employment discrimination. 

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Camden Hutchison

    Assistant Professor

    Camden Hutchison is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where his research and teaching focus on corporate transactions, comparative corporate governance, and the historical development of corporate law. He has also published on corporate taxation and competition law. His current research focuses on the relationship between legal policy and entrepreneurship.

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    • Centre for Business Law
  • Darlene Johnston

    Associate Professor
    Academic Director, ILS

    Darlene Johnston earned a B.A. from Queen’s University, and an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Toronto. In 2008, she was awarded the designation of Indigenous People’s Counsel from the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada, (IBA). Prior to accepting her appointment at the Allard School of Law, Professor Johnston was an Associate Professor and Aboriginal Student Advisor at University of Toronto. Her teaching areas include Indigenous Legal Traditions, Canadian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and Law & Colonialism.

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    • Indigenous Legal Studies
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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