Our faculty are a dynamic, accomplished and diverse group who make innovative and highly influential contributions to academic knowledge, the practice of law, the development of policy, and the progress of civil society at both national and international levels.
The law school regularly ranks among the top 25 international law schools as measured by downloads from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) service, a powerful measure of the impact of the research produced here. In addition, our scholars have been cited by courts and policymakers across the country and around the world.
Explore the Allard Research Commons for access to faculty research and scholarship.
We welcome faculty and scholars from around the world. Learn more about our Visiting Scholars Program.
Professor Jocelyn Stacey’s research investigates how Canadian law perpetuates disaster exceptionalism, a dangerous idea that disasters are temporary, exceptional and disconnected events. By tracing foundational non-emergency laws – for example, environmental assessment laws and constitutional law – and the role they play in governing disaster, Professor Stacey shows how law contributes to and mitigates our vulnerability to disasters.
Allard Hall is home to centres of excellence in business law, environmental law and natural resources, Asian legal studies, and feminist legal studies. Explore our four centres and learn more about their influential work.
The Centre for Asian Legal Studies hosts cutting-edge research on the laws and legal institutions in Asia, both advancing scholarly analyses of some of the world’s most important legal systems and promoting public understanding as Canada’s economic and cultural ties with Asia-Pacific countries deepen.
The Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law is building a dynamic community of scholars, students, and professionals who continue to advance the dialogue on contemporary business law.
The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies is dedicated to fostering inclusive feminist engagement through research, teaching, and community-building. We provide opportunities for students, scholars and the wider feminist legal community to come together, build networks, collaborate on research, and exchange ideas.
The CLE is an internationally recognized hub for creating and spreading knowledge, ideas and practices at the Allard School of Law, across UBC and with wider communities about the role of law in securing a healthy environment and a sustainable society.