Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • 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.

  • Knotted gun sculpture
    Oct 13, 2016

    Maira Hassan, LL.M. Student

    In her current undertaking in the research-based LLM at the University of British Columbia, inspired by her research work with Saskia Hufnagel on Women in International Policing, predominantly in the European context, Maira Hassan aspires now to dive into the Canadian perspective of women in peacekeeping under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Perrin.

  • A judge's wig, old scroll, old book, and glasses
    Jul 25, 2016

    Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

    The Canadian legal profession has, no less than the legal profession in other national contexts, been an energetic purveyor of historical myth, and Dr. Pue carefully sifts through some of the key errors in a professional apologetics that draws on historical representation.

  • Close-up of contract
    Jun 29, 2016

    Boilerplate: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Boilerplate takes away the right of people to legal remedies. In traditional law, if the company is negligent and the individual gets hurt, he or she can sue. However, if an individual signs a waiver saying that the company is not liable for its own negligence, suing the company becomes impossible.

  • Queen's Guard marching on Parliament Hill
    Apr 11, 2016

    Towards the 21st Century Constitutionalism?

    Dr. Jeffrey Meyers’ research is concerned with the difference between the formal legal order of the Canadian constitution and what some have termed the material constitution, comprised of the everyday reality individuals face in terms of their particular life conditions.

  • Surveillance cameras
    Mar 7, 2016

    Better Politics of Crime

    In their latest research project, Professors Loader and Sparks are reflecting on the meaning and significance of a whole series of ideas in political thought, addressing such key concepts as authority, justice, rights, freedom and obligation.

  • Prof Janine Benedet
    Feb 22, 2016

    Research Profile: Professor Janine Benedet

    Marking the occasion of her promotion to the rank of full Professor, Associate Dean Dr. Janine Benedet recently gave her inaugural lecture at Allard Hall titled “A Revindication of the Rights of Women”. It was a defining moment in Professor Benedet’s fruitful career as a legal scholar, and the latest personal achievement in her long engagement with the Allard School of Law.

  • Animal casualty in an oil spill
    Dec 16, 2015

    Environmental Issues as a State of Emergency

    Professor Jocelyn Stacey argues that we can gain important insight about environmental law by thinking about environmental issues as an ongoing state of emergency.

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