Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • Sailboat in the water
    May 1, 2017

    Krish Maharaj, Ph.D. Candidate

    In addition to his doctoral work on mitigation, Krish has also researched and published on issues relating to promissory estoppel and the effective regulation of exclusion clauses, and worked on a wider range of issues in private law including anti-trust, agency, fiduciary duties, estoppel, and taxation during his time at the bar in New Zealand, Alberta, and British Columbia.

  • Shadows of jailbars
    May 1, 2017

    Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick, Ph.D. Candidate

    Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick was awarded SSHRC support for her doctoral work. For her PhD dissertation, supervised by Dr. Emma Cunliffe, she will analyze court transcripts and other official records pertaining to the incarceration of women. She will examine the cycle through which prison as an institution engenders distress in women, whose coping mechanisms may then be treated with greater punitiveness by correctional authorities.

  • Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank building
    Apr 24, 2017

    Trade Winds of Change

    According to Professor Ljiljana Biukovic, we are at a significant juncture in the history of globalization, with newly established Chinese led structures testing the current international status quo and the old Bretton Woods institutions.

  • Hands pressing another hand in support
    Mar 10, 2017

    Justice for Victims of Crime

    Professor Perrin’s latest book is trying to affirm legal rights of victims of crime, to support them through their recovery process through legal and policy means, and to ensure when we develop and apply the law we do it in a way that is respectful of their rights.

  • Drones in the sky
    Feb 17, 2017

    Law in the 21st Century

    The Graduate Law Students’ Society at UBC is pleased to announce that the 21st UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference will be held on May 8-9, 2017 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

  • Professor Pitman Potter
    Dec 21, 2016

    Changing the Way We Look at China

    Professor Potter’s contribution to scholarship in Chinese law and legal research in general would be difficult to overstate. His fresh perspective and unique approach has impacted local and international policy and influenced the way research is done today.

  • BC Legislative Assembly building
    Dec 21, 2016

    Sarah Pike, LL.M. Student

    Sarah Pike, who joined the LL.M. program in 2016, has embarked on a study of the work and influence of one of the first B.C. Indian Reserve Commissioners, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (1834-1913). Her work is supported by the Law Society of British Columbia Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies (2016) and by the Allard Legal History Graduate Scholarship (2016).

  • Parking tickets on windshield
    Dec 21, 2016

    Lachlan Caunt, Ph.D. Candidate

    Lachlin’s doctoral dissertation uses multi-level qualitative and quantitative analysis to attempt to determine if, after an insurer pays out a damage award, they make the wrongdoer ‘pay’ for their negligence in some fashion. This would include tactics such as the insurer refusing to pay for future claims arising from similar negligence, increasing the amount that the insurer charges for coverage, or requiring training to avoid that particular kind of negligence.

  • Line of human silhouettes walking
    Dec 21, 2016

    Professor Shauna Labman

    Dr. Shauna Labman is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches immigration & refugee law, international law, legal systems, graduate theory & methodology, as well as, on occasion, torts. In April 2016, she was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her refugee work and advocacy (a recognition for which she was nominated by her former colleague Professor Debra Parkes, now the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies at Allard School of Law).

  • Pile of empty art frames
    Nov 1, 2016

    Cultural Heritage in the Age of Globalization

    Professor Paterson’s background is in international trade and corporation law, but he has been working in the field of cultural property since 1990. An international legal perspective is a necessity in this field of research, because material objects move easily across national boundaries, raising many complex legal issues surrounding them that relate to that movement.

  • India on a map
    Oct 13, 2016

    Professor Pooja Parmar

    For Dr. Pooja Parmar, returning to school for graduate studies was a way of finding answers to the many questions about law and justice she had begun to think about during her eight years of law practice in New Delhi, India.

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