Peter A Allard School of Law

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  • 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.

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