Responding to Gendered and Racialized Violence: Exploring the Role of Expert Witnesses

According to Professor Emma Cunliffe, the criminal legal system in Canada is failing to deliver on the Charter guarantee of equal protection and benefit of the law for women – especially for Indigenous women and girls.

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Further Reading for You

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.

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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.

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The New Politics of Immigration and The End of Settler Societies

In her new book Professor Catherine Dauvergne argues that our global understanding of immigration has disappeared, replaced only by hostility and policy paralysis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Enacting Resilience: Using the Arts to Explore Belonging and Inclusion

Professor Michelle LeBaron’s arts-based approach has catalyzed conversations about belonging, community coherence, violence and racism – all factors in broader issues of inclusion and exclusion.

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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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Inequality: Law as Problem? Law as Solution?

On November 19, 2015, Peter A. Allard School of Law faculty members joined Nobel prize-winning economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz for a panel discussion about his ground-breaking work on inequality.

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Indigenous Governance Initiative

The Allard School of Law’s Professor Gordon Christie has been working with colleagues across the campus for the last two years to initiate discussion about institutional-level change that would enhance the University as a valuable and accessible resource for Indigenous community research.

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International Tribunals and Collective Memories

One of the central questions addressed in Professor Moshe Hirsch’s research is a normative one: should international tribunals be employed in constructing collective memories?

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Barriers to Justice for Women with Mental Disabilities

When Professor Isabel Grant began a collaborative research project on sexual assault against women with mental disabilities with colleague Professor Janine Benedet in 2007, they planned to write one paper. Several years later, the collaboration has evolved into six articles and a book chapter.

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Canadian Securities Regulation

Professor Cristie Ford talks about new and challenging ideas for securities regulation including high frequency trading, dark pools and crowd funding.

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The Tools of Truth

Professor Bruce MacDougall’s current research investigates three important and related legal doctrines: estoppel, misrepresentation and mistake. His work makes a distinct and distinctly Canadian contribution to these areas of law.

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Refugees and Political Opinion

Professor Dauvergne argues that one of the toughest things to figure out is whether or not somebody is being persecuted because of their political opinion when they are actually not overtly engaged in a political struggle.

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Law and Human Rights in the Global South

From June 8-10, 2015, the Peter A. Allard School of Law was the site of a unique Junior Scholar Workshop on Human Rights. Among the Workshop’s aims was the goal of better incorporating non-Western perspectives in scholarly and activist discourses and research agendas about human rights.

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Taxation of State-Owned Enterprises

Why do countries bother taxing state-owned enterprises (SOEs)? Professor Wei Cui now has a theory which stands in contrast with many long-standing views.

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Research Profile: Professor Mary Anne Bobinski

Health care law focuses on the intersection of the legal system with the vast array of challenges and new developments found in modern medicine, from new reproductive technologies to developments in neuroscience.

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Shining Light on Global Supply Chains

As Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance, Assistant Professor Galit Sarfaty studies the convergence of economic globalization with public law values such as human rights.

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Autonomous Motherhood?

From a feminist perspective, our legal system needs to find some way to acknowledge that for many reasons, some women are choosing to be single mothers.

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Analytic Frameworks in Administrative Law

Professor Mary Liston argues that if working optimally, analytic frameworks can guide legal thinking so that interpretive and value choices can be more consciously made, more transparent, and better reasoned.

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Welcome to Research Portal

Research Portal celebrates the research projects done at the Allard School of Law at UBC and the faculty researchers who make them happen.

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