Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • Indonesia Mine
    Jun 23, 2020

    Research Profile: Sara Ghebremusse

    Professor Sara Ghebremusse frequently conducts research at the intersection of transnational law and mining governance, particularly within Africa.

  • Wind Turbine
    Jun 22, 2020

    Research Profile: Gideon Odionu

    Gideon Odionu is a PhD student at Allard Law. He is both a 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholar and a UBC Sustainability Ambassador. Through the UBC Sustainability Initiative, he is currently working on a funded internship project at the BC Housing Research Center.

  • A flooded city
    May 18, 2020

    The Law of Disaster Exceptionalism

    Professor Jocelyn Stacey’s research investigates how Canadian law perpetuates disaster exceptionalism, a dangerous idea that disasters are temporary, exceptional and disconnected events.

  • An aerial view of the Supreme Court of Canada
    May 8, 2020

    There’s a New Boss in Town: Vavilov and Municipalities

    In the curious time of COVID-19, Canadian municipalities have leveled the virus’ spread by enforcing distancing rules, fining non-compliant businesses, and maintaining garbage collection, among other mundane tasks.

  • A view of Parliament from the Supreme Court steps
    May 8, 2020

    Bell Is the Tell I’m Thinking Of

    Without a doubt, Vavilov is the ‘sexier’ case in the recent Supreme Court administrative law trilogy. It has everything that Canadian readers of law could hope for: espionage, intrigue, injustice, and a feisty disagreement about the standard of review.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada at sunset
    May 8, 2020

    Vavilov, Rule of Law Pluralism, and What Really Matters

    Vavilov is an important decision, and one that we can be optimistic about. The discussion around it has also been a glorious coming-together of administrative law nerddom in Canada. But let us remember: Administrative Law belongs to the people.

  • Sunlight filtering through a forest
    Mar 16, 2020

    Corporate Law and Sustainability in a Post-pandemic Era

    The business sector is no stranger to facing disruptive and destabilizing events in the 21st century. However, Professor Carol Liao points out that in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic our world is going to be redefined as the time before and the time after.

  • Sun in an orange sky
    Feb 24, 2020

    Law Fit for a Heating Planet?

    Why are we in this planetary mess? How did we end up with the fragmented, partial, and challenging-to-enforce forms of environmental law that we have? And why are environmental protection imperatives still so marginalized from law’s core preoccupations? Professor Natasha Affolder does not shy away from asking tough questions.

  • A small gavel on a keyboard's ENTER key
    Jan 23, 2020

    Legal Research, Innovation and the Changing Profession

    Innovation undermines our assumptions – it erodes jurisdictional boundaries, it introduces a high level of uncertainty, and it often proceeds at great speeds, which is not something that our legal institutions are well equipped to manage

  • The earth in water
    Nov 25, 2019

    Temitope Onifade, Ph.D. Student

    Could civic governance make up for some of the limitations of the law, as an enhanced vehicle for environmental regulation? This is the question Vanier Scholar Temitope Onifade is exploring in his doctoral research on a model for hybrid regulation.

  • Réforme du droit de la famille
    Jan 30, 2019

    Réforme du droit de la famille: Accès à la justice et diversité familiale

    Plus de cinq ans après son entrée en vigueur et plus d’une décennie après le début des travaux de réforme, le Family Law Act (« FLA ») de la Colombie-Britannique est toujours perçu dans plusieurs juridictions comme une loi innovatrice et avant-gardiste. Bien que le FLA ait transformé plusieurs aspects du droit de la famille, ce projet se concentre sur deux aspects seulement : l’accès à la justice et le respect de la diversité familiale.

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