Peter A Allard School of Law


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.

Allard Research Commons

Explore the Allard Research Commons for access to faculty research and scholarship.

Indigenous Research

Allard Law is home to some of Canada's leading Indigenous scholars, whose work has helped shape Aboriginal Law and Indigenous legal traditions in Canada. Learn more about their work.

Faculty Directory

Looking for a faculty member? Visit our faculty research directory.

Graduate Student Directory

Looking for a graduate student? Visit our Graduate Student Directory

Research Stories

Learn more about the influential and innovative work produced by our scholars.

Research Groups

Allard Hall is home to many research groups, composed of faculty, staff and students who collaborate in their areas of shared interest. While these groups represent disparate areas of inquiry, they share the conviction that we can accomplish more when we work together.

Visiting Scholars Program

We welcome faculty and scholars from around the world. Learn more about our Visiting Scholars Program.​​​​​​


Research Spotlight: Advancing Climate Governance

A new research hub housed at the Centre for Business Law at the Allard School of Law is working in cooperation with Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and Oxford University to provide organizations with timely and critical guidance on effective climate governance.

Research Centres

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.  

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Centre for Asian Legal Studies

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.

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Centre for Business Law

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.


Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

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.

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Centre for Law and the Environment

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.

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