Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • 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.

  • A keyboard but with the ENTER key replaced by LAW key
    Dec 21, 2016

    Magdalena Wojda, Ph.D. Student

    Magda’s research was inspired to some extent by her reflections on how her own legal education has shaped her career path, professional identity and practices. After law school, she articled and practiced labour and employment law for five years in Vancouver before deciding to leave practice in pursuit of an academic career. Her choice to chart a new career path took much deliberation about what impact she wanted to make through her work.

  • Reconciliation Walk
    Dec 21, 2016

    Robert Russo, Ph.D.

    Dr. Robert Russo has a longstanding personal and professional interest in human rights law and social justice issues, which led him to return to graduate law studies. His cultural identity has been shaped by his parents, who immigrated to Canada from Italy in the years following the Second World War. Being born in Montreal to the son of working class Italian immigrants influenced his chosen academic focus on immigration and labour law issues within a general human rights context.

  • 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.

  • Group photo
    Oct 16, 2016

    Graduate Research

    The research section of our website presents the independent research projects of our current graduate students and alumni, celebrates their awards and publications, and shares their stories about their professional development and the impact their work has made locally and internationally. These pages provide you with an insight into the future of law as an academic discipline; they are about advancing the state of legal knowledge and the promise of legal, political and social change.

  • A hand holding an equality ribbon
    Oct 13, 2016

    Moira Aikenhead, Ph.D. Student

    Moira Aikenhead completed her LL.M. Thesis Revisions to Canada’s Sentencing Regime as a Remedy to the Over-Incarceration of Persons with Mental Disabilities at Allard School of Law in 2014.

  • Balance with globe on one side and gold coins on another
    Oct 13, 2016

    Si Hao, Ph.D.

    Si Hao’s Ph.D. research of corporate social responsibility straddles the conventional divide between law and corporate endogenous reform and seeks to connect both to the broader issues of regulation and governance.

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