Exploration of a New Regulatory Paradigm for the Advancement of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 8, 2017 | 9:00am-7:00pm | Sheraton Wall Centre

co-hosted by the Centre for Law and Public Utilities, Seoul National University and the Centre for Business Law

Speakers will include:
- Professor James B. Speta, Northwestern University (US)
- Professor Karen Yeung, King's College London (UK)
- Professor Hans-Heinrich Trute, University of Hamburg (Germany)
- Professor Nadya Purtova, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
- Professor Cristie Ford, Allard School of Law (Canada)

By invitation only. 


Law Apps with Gary Cazalet (Melbourne Law School)

September 12, 2017 | 12:30-1:30pm | Allard Hall, Room 121

Gary Cazalet, Senior Lecturer will discuss Law Apps, a law and technology subject that he teaches at the University of Melbourne Law School. In Law Apps, students partner with not for profit organisations to design and build web based applications that provide tailored legal information to the user. Gary will discuss the opportunities and challenges in teaching the subject in a rapidly changing legal world and demonstrate live applications. 

Read more here.

A light lunch will be served. 



Muslims in Israel

September 20, 2017 | 12:00-1:30pm | Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, 2500-700 W. Georgia Street

Mitchell H. Gropper QC, Law Faculty Exchange Program
Co-hosted by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem & the Centre for Business Law at the Allard School of Law

Qadi (Judge) Ahmed Natour has been an Associate Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law since 2014 and is the first Muslim professor of law in Israel. He also taught at other universities in Israel, the U.S.A and Palestine. Prior to this, he served for two decades on the High Sharia Court of Appeals in the country. While serving as a Qadi (1985-2013) and President of the Sharia Court of Appeals (1994-2013), Natour made a significant contribution to the development of Sharia law in the courts and to its liberalization, especially in relation to the protection of the rights of women and minors. Natour has academic degrees from the Hebrew University (BA in Arabic Language, Literature and Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studies; MA in Communication and Mass Media), Tel Aviv University (LLB and LLM in Law) and American University in Washington DC (SJD in Law).

Light Lunch included.

Space is limited, please RSVP to by September 13, 2017



Marke Raines Presentation

September 27, 2017 | 12:30pm | Allard Hall, Room 106

Presented by Allard Law External Relations and the Allard Law & Business Society

Marke Raines will discuss his experiences working in London as both a partner at international law firms and as a founder of his own finance law firm.

Mr. Raines is a 1979 UBC law graduate who practised with Stikeman Elliott in Ottawa and Toronto, took his LL.M. at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and then practised in London. Marke was a finance partner at Allen & Overy, London and at Shearman & Sterling, London. He set up his own financial law firm, Raines & Co, in 2011 with some former Clifford Chance finance partners. He teaches securitisation in the LL.M. programme at Queen Mary, University of London and is admitted to practice in Ontario, New York and England and Wales. 

Food will be provided. 


Class Privilege: How Law Shelters Shareholders and Coddles Capitalism

October 17, 2017 | 12:30-2:00pm | Allard Hall, Room 121

Professor Harry Glasbeek of Osgoode Hall Law School will visit Allard Hall to speak about his new book entitled Class Privilege: How Law Shelters Shareholders and Coddles Capitalism.

Read more here.

A light lunch will be served. 



Directors’ Risks in Light of Climate Change: What Should Directors Do? What Must Directors Do?

Vancouver: October 18, 2017 | 8:00am-4:00pm | Seasons Room, Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W Georgia St
Toronto: October 20, 2017

Please join the Commonwealth Climate Law Initiative and the Peter A. Allard School of Law for the upcoming CCLI conference in Vancouver. This full day event will feature a variety of speakers, panelists, and discussions related to directors' risks in light of climate change.

The conferences will involve leading members of Canada's business, law and investment communities to discuss the liability risks to Canadian directors and companies from failing to take seriously the need to transition to a low-carbon economy, and to think through strategies to ameliorate those risks and to promote strong, facilitative governance and regulatory policies for both companies and investors. Discussions will address (a) boards' and investment trustees' fiduciary obligations to develop climate-resilient strategies; (b) securities disclosure requirements and liability risks; and (c) the best thinking on operationalizing Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy.

These conferences are being developed as part of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI), a joint initiative originally founded in 2016 by three organisations: The University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability Project, and ClientEarth. Since then, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia joined to become founding Canadian partners.

The Vancouver conference agenda is available here

This event qualifies for 6 CPD credits.

Information about the CCLI conference in Toronto on October 20, 2017 is available here.

Register for the Vancouver conference


Renegotiating NAFTA: Implications for Canadian Business and the Economy

October 30, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm | Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia St, Vancouver

Please join us for an in depth discussion of the renegotiation of NAFTA and the implications for Canadian business and the economy.

Speakers will include:
Dr. Ljiljana Biukovic, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Professional Programs & Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law; and Professor Debra Steger, Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.
Additional speakers to be announced.

Doors: 5:00pm
Lecture: 5:30-6:30pm
Reception: 6:30-7:00pm

Registration required. This event qualifies for 1 CPD credit.