Peter A Allard School of Law

Research Faculty Directory

  • Debra Parkes

    Professor
    Chair in Feminist Legal Studies

    Professor Parkes joined the Allard School of Law in July 2016. She was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba from 2001 to 2016 where she served a term as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) from 2013-2106. She has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Woollongong and the University of Sydney. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law from 2009-2013 and President of the Canadian Law & Society Association from 2007-2010.
     

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Dennis Pavlich

    Professor

    Dennis Pavlich is a professor in the Allard School of Law at UBC. A graduate of Witwatersrand University and Yale Law School, Professor Pavlich has been an academic for over 30 years and on three occasions has received awards for teaching excellence, including the University's Killam Teaching Prize and the Faculty of Law’s George Curtis Teaching Award. Professor Pavlich teaches courses on property law, the law of trusts and historical comparative law. He has also lectured extensively in the field of education law.

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  • Maziar Peihani

    Assistant Professor Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship in Business Law

    Dr. Maziar Peihani is appointed to the Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship of Business Law. His teaching and research focuses on financial and business law, with his current areas of research including banking regulation, resolution of cross-border bank failures, sovereign debt restructuring, and disclosure and governance of climate-related financial risks. Professor Peihani ‘s research has appeared in the Harvard International Law Journal and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

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  • Benjamin Perrin

    Professor

    Ben Perrin researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law and international law. He joined UBC in 2007 and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada and special advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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  • Graham Reynolds

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Graham J. Reynolds teaches and researches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, intellectual property and human rights, and technology and access to justice. His current research focus is the intersection of intellectual property and human rights, as well as the relationship between intellectual property and social justice.  

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Robert Russo

    Lecturer

    Dr. Russo obtained his LLB, LLM and PhD degrees from the Allard School of Law.  His research has been primarily in the area of immigration and labour/employment law and he has published several peer-reviewed articles in this field.  He joined UBC as a part-time faculty member in 2017 and was appointed a full-time Faculty Lead Lecturer for the LLMCL program in 2018.  He has subsequently guided the teaching for the Distance Learning and LLMCL programs as well as teaching in the first-year J.D. program.  He has also designed and taught online courses in in Torts and Public Law.

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  • Galit Sarfaty

    Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance

    Galit A. Sarfaty holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance and is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University. She previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    • Centre for Business Law
  • Janis Sarra

    Professor

    Dr. Janis Sarra served as UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor from 2014 to 2019, an appointment by the President to recognize a faculty member that has made outstanding contributions as a scholar and academic leader. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sarra served as Director of the Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC. Dr. Sarra is Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and founding Director of the National Centre for Business Law.

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    • Centre for Business Law
    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Jocelyn Stacey

    Assistant Professor

    Jocelyn Stacey is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. She researches environmental crises and the visible and invisible ways in which law creates, regulates and prevents these events.

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    • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
    • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • James Stewart

    Associate Professor

    Professor James G Stewart has spent the past tenty years working in international criminal justice, as either a practitioner or a scholar. He joined the University of British Columbia Law Faculty in August 2009, after spending two years as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School in New York. Before then, he was an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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