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  • 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.

  • Half of a clock on building ruin
    Dec 10, 2018


    最近の著書 ”Law and Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan” (1st edition, London: Routlegde, 2018) において、松井教授は、東日本大震災に対する日本の政府の対応を検討している。日本の法制度、耐震政策、インフラは、この震災に対する備えとして十分ではなく、日本の弱点が見事に明らかにされたという。この著書は、このような失敗を吟味し、これらから日本および諸外国がどのような教訓を学ぶべきかを考察している。

  • A globe on top of a book in the library
    Oct 15, 2018

    Welcome From the New Associate Dean Graduate

    It is a pleasure to add my own words of welcome to the Graduate Research portal at Allard Law. Though this site we invite you to learn about the research of our current students and our alumni, and to join us in celebrating their achievements.

  • Top views of city
    Sep 25, 2018


    崔威教授的主要研究领域之一是税法和税收政策。在过去几年中,崔教授一直致力于探索国际税收领域的创新型税收设计, 以及分析现代国家税收管理的基础。

  • Map of world composed of speech balloons
    Sep 25, 2018

    Research Portal Multilingual Series

    An easy-to-miss but critical dimension of the transnational influence of scholarship emerging from Allard Law lies in its multilingual scope. Those that search for indicators of scholarly reach and impact only through English language databases or search engines might be unaware of the fact that scholars here are shaping law, and scholarship, in other places through publishing their work in languages other than English.

  • 2nd UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference
    Apr 30, 2018

    22nd UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference

    Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the 22nd UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference, to be held at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on May 10–11th, 2018. This conference will offer graduate students a unique interdisciplinary opportunity to engage with contemporary perspectives in law and other disciplines.

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