Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • Jar of money sprouting a leaf under the sun
    Jan 18, 2018

    Bridging the Gap Between Social Justice and Corporate Law

    According to Professor Carol Liao, the next few decades will be a critical period of domestic and international corporate legal reform – businesses are adapting to changing consumer demands, and there is global pressure to increase sustainable practices.

  • Gears in a machine
    Nov 6, 2017

    Perils of Precarious Labour

    Labour and employment law is increasingly failing to protect workers’ rights in the contemporary workplace. According to Professor Bethany Hastie, it is the growing precariousness of labour that is at the heart of this failure.

  • Silhouettes running on long Pinnochio-style nose, scales of justice are underneath
    Oct 27, 2017

    Yasmin Salama, Ph.D. Student

    Yasmin started her PhD in international investment law and transnational corruption at the Peter A. Allard School of Law in January 2017. Her research addresses the need to look beyond the reach of the current anti-corruption framework, proposing a new way of tackling demand-side corruption by utilizing arbitral tribunals.

  • Statue holding up a tablet with the words "LEX"
    Oct 11, 2017

    History Matters: Explaining United States Corporate Law

    Today in the United States corporations are formed under state rather than federal law. Corporate law scholars have spent decades debating the policy advantages and disadvantages of this system. Yet the reasons it exists may lie less in current policy rationales than in the vicissitudes of history.

  • Smoke stacks in the sky
    Jul 20, 2017

    Stefan Pauer, Ph.D. Candidate

    Ph.D. candidate Stefan Pauer is a climate policy professional with several years of experience in policy analysis and development. His interdisciplinary research draws on political science and economics as well as law, with a strong focus on producing research that is useful for practitioners involved in policy-making. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a Policy Officer at the European Commission on the European Union’s cap-and-trade system, which forms the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change.

  • Rolls of building plans
    Jun 8, 2017

    Vancouver Condominium: A Property Law Laboratory

    Most recent research by Professor Douglas Harris explores how condominium is transforming not only urban geography, but the way in which we think about property and about ownership of interests in land.

  • Public square in Europe
    May 1, 2017

    Ivona-Elena Zegrean, LL.M. Student

    Ivona loves the freedom of discovery offered by academic research and the process of thinking about the law, of exploring ideas, and of making unexpected connections. Her main area of research is competition law, and she adopts a comparative approach to the issues she studies. As she has a keen interest in the broader implications of competition policy on business strategy, her work is informed to a large extent by economic theory, especially by industrial organization scholarship.

  • 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.

  • Close-up of the word justice in the dictionary
    May 1, 2017

    Professor Robert Diab

    Professor Diab began graduate studies in law at the Allard School of Law at UBC in 2006 and returned for the PhD in law in 2009. After completing his LLM, and with encouragement from Professors Wesley Pue, Robin Elliot and others at Allard Law, Professor Diab developed his thesis into a book titled “Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada” (Fernwood, 2008). Working with Professor Pue again for the PhD, Professor Diab chose to expand the scope of his research to include developments in national security in the United States as well as Canada.

  • Michael Crommelin
    May 1, 2017

    Professor Michael Crommelin

    Professor Michael Crommelin first came to UBC to in 1971 as a graduate student in the LLM program, following a chance meeting earlier that year in Brisbane, Australia with Professor Andrew R. Thompson, who had recently joined the Allard School of Law. Upon completion of his LLM in 1972, Professor Crommelin was admitted to the School of Graduate Studies (now G&PS) as a doctoral candidate in law and economics, becoming the first person to undertake a PhD in the Allard School of Law at UBC.

  • 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.

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