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  • Wind Turbine
    Jun 22, 2020

    Research Profile: Gideon Odionu

    Gideon Odionu is a PhD student at Allard Law. He is both a 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholar and a UBC Sustainability Ambassador. Through the UBC Sustainability Initiative, he is currently working on a funded internship project at the BC Housing Research Center.

  • A flooded city
    May 18, 2020

    The Law of Disaster Exceptionalism

    Professor Jocelyn Stacey’s research investigates how Canadian law perpetuates disaster exceptionalism, a dangerous idea that disasters are temporary, exceptional and disconnected events.

  • An aerial view of the Supreme Court of Canada
    May 8, 2020

    There’s a New Boss in Town: Vavilov and Municipalities

    In the curious time of COVID-19, Canadian municipalities have leveled the virus’ spread by enforcing distancing rules, fining non-compliant businesses, and maintaining garbage collection, among other mundane tasks.

  • 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.

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