Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • Handcuffs and fingerprints
    Feb 17, 2021

    Immigration Detention in the Age of COVID-19

    Learn about Professor Efrat Arbel and PhD Candidate Molly Joeck’s burgeoning research on shifts in the legal regulation of Immigration Detention in response to COVID-19, and the unexpected progressive possibilities ushered in by the global pandemic.

  • Image by Federico Gastald
    Dec 14, 2020

    Changing the locks on the Canada-US border

    In a post-COVID world, research at Allard Law may help illuminate a once-unexamined Canada-US border. (Originally published in Trek Magazine. Image by Federico Gastaldi.)

  • Family Law Journal
    Nov 4, 2020

    The Canadian Journal of Family Law is now available online

    The Canadian Journal of Family Law, one of the first family law journals in Canada, is now available online to the public, free of charge. This is the only family law journal in Canada to move to full open-access and relatively free of copyright restrictions.

  • In the line of fire
    Nov 4, 2020

    Rethinking Labour Law in the New World of Work

    Professor Hastie’s new project, “Collective Representation in the New World of Work”, aims to make collective workplace representation more accessible, suitable and effective for workers today.

  • Liora Lazarus
    Oct 20, 2020

    Allard Law Welcomes Professor Liora Lazarus

    We are fortunate to welcome some new faces to Allard Hall this year. Over the coming months, you’ll learn more about each of these faculty members and the important research and educational leadership expertise they bring to the Allard Law community.

  • Empty Church
    Oct 14, 2020

    COVID-19, Religion and Conflict

    Professor Michelle LeBaron and Dr. Maged Senbel collaborate with an interdisciplinary working group investigating conflicts with religious dimensions arising from COVID-19 public health measures.

  • BLM protest
    Oct 2, 2020

    New Book Looks at the Racial Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans

    As protests against institutional racism continue to make headlines around the world and spark important conversations, Janis Sarra, Professor at the Allard School of Law and Cheryl L. Wade, Professor at St. John’s University School of Law, New York, are adding to this discourse with their recent book "Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African-American Dream."

  • Rob Clifford
    Sep 16, 2020


    Robert YELḰÁTŦE Clifford is a member of the Tsawout First Nation, one of five communities that make up the WSÁNEĆ on the Vancouver Island. Currently working to complete his PhD dissertation at Osgoode Hall Law School, Professor Clifford is focused on the revitalization of Indigenous legal traditions, specifically as it relates to his own community of W̱SÁNEĆ.

  • The New Corporation
    Sep 11, 2020


    The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s based on Professor Joel Bakan’s new book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy. Professor Bakan is the executive producer of the new film, which he co-directed.

  • Vancouver
    Aug 19, 2020

    Assessing Vancouver as an Innovation Hub

    “Law and the Development of Entrepreneurial Regions,” the latest research project by Assistant Professors Camden Hutchison and Li-Wen Lin, which recently won SSHRC Insight Development Grant funding, examines the economic and legal environment for startup companies in Vancouver.

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