Peter A. Allard School of Law
New book examines China’s unique form of human rights activism
China has long been the target of human rights activists, but a UBC law professor is now arguing that China itself is a human rights activist.
Feb 1, 2021
Don’t be fooled by the corporation’s ‘makeover,’ documentary warns
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel premieres on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s based on Professor Joel Bakan’s new book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy.
Sep 10, 2020
UBC appoints the Honourable Steven Lewis Point as next Chancellor
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has appointed former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia the Honourable Steven Lewis Point to become the university’s 19th Chancellor. He will be the first Indigenous person to hold the position.
Jun 18, 2020
UBC student lays groundwork for an anti-Black racism strategy in Vancouver
The City of Vancouver engaged Oludolapo Makinde, a graduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, as a Healthy City Scholar to conduct research into anti-Black racism in Vancouver and suggest ways to address it.
Jun 17, 2020
UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
COVID-19 threatened to end the most valuable work experience 10 UBC law students have ever had.
May 20, 2020
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic creates change, one file and one student at a time
Eagle Speaker’s sister— little Mya’s mother—was not well, gripped by addiction and the street life of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She turned to the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic for help.
May 19, 2020
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada rulings
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today on two cases that impact Canadians’ legal recourse against government agencies. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2019
Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
Long-term Canadian expatriates may vote, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians who have lived outside the country longer than five years must be allowed to vote in federal elections. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2019
New banknote featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation at UBC
A new $10 bill featuring Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond goes into circulation Monday with a celebration at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Nov 19, 2018
‘Revenge porn’ is more than a privacy violation
Canadian legislation criminalizing the non-consensual distribution of “intimate images” risks putting more scrutiny on the victims than the perpetrators, according to a recent study from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.
May 1, 2018
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins UBC as head of residential school centre and professor of law
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate for children and Indigenous restorative justice, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and as a professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Apr 26, 2018
UBC experts available on 2018 Winter Olympics
UBC researchers are available to comment on the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 9 to 25.
Jan 24, 2018
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada appointment
UBC experts are available to comment on the appointment of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nov 29, 2017
Following in the footsteps of their Métis ancestors
Nearly 150 years after their ancestors fought against Canada’s first federal government, two students graduating from the Peter A. Allard School of Law this week are carrying on their families’ tradition of advancing Indigenous rights.
May 26, 2017
UBC experts on Trump’s travel ban
UBC experts are available to comment on the executive order signed by U.S. president Donald Trump that bans individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
Jan 30, 2017
UBC experts on national housing report
The federal government is expected to release its housing report on Nov. 22, which is also National Housing Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 21, 2016
Indigenous mother-son duo overcome odds, graduate from UBC – together
Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from UBC a day apart.
May 24, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Global immigration policy in desperate need of new ideas: UBC expert
As thousands of people continue to flee Syria, the international community struggles to come to a consensus in the debate over immigration policy.
May 2, 2016
UBC experts on SCC ruling on Métis and non-status Indians
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled Métis and non-status Indians are “Indians” as defined in the 1867 Constitution.
Apr 14, 2016