Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality - Law as Problem? Law as Solution? 
Thursday, November 19 2015 | ​Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver

Speakers: Joseph Stiglitz, Cristie Ford, Galit Sarfaty, Joel Bakan, David Duff.

Peter A. Allard School of Law faculty members will join Nobel prize-winning economist and professor Joseph Stiglitz for a panel discussion about his ground-breaking work on inequality as it relates to global supply chains and human rights, tax policy, financial innovation and the power to constitute and remedy inequality.

See video of this panel here.

Reception to follow.

There is no charge for this event.


Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series: Corporate Pillage and Conflict Commodities 
Wednesday, October 7 2015 | University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver

Speaker: James Stewart, Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Since the end of the Cold War, the illegal exploitation of natural resources has provided the means and motivation for armed violence in countries as diverse as Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq. To date, no businessperson or company has been held accountable for trafficking in these conflict commodities, despite the fact that corporate willingness to trade with brutal armed groups is a prerequisite to modern resource wars the world over. This talk plots and advantages and challenges involved in prosecuting commercial actors for pillaging natural resources from war zones, using the war crime of pillage as applied after Nuremberg as a template.

For more information, see the event poster.

Free event, no RSVP required.


Shaanxi Province Revenue Bureau Delegation
Thursday, February 19 2015

A 15-person delegation of tax policy directors, public accountants and economists from the Shaanxi Provincial Revenue Bureau, P. R. of China, led by Mr. Zhaorui Hu, Associate Counsel and Economist.

The session lasted an hour and a half, and involved a detailed discussion of Canadian approaches to international tax avoidance and tax treaty shopping, including a discussion of the Canadian General Anti-Avoidance Rule, and three Canadian tax cases involving tax treaty shopping.


2014 Annual Review of Insolvency Law 
Friday, February 6 2015 | Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto

Details: click here

Attendees eligible for CPD credits.


6th Annual Centre for Business Law & Law and Business Society Welcome Reception 
Thursday, January 15 2015 | Xi Shi Lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 Georgia Street W, Vancouver 



The Future of World Trade and Investment: Law, Business and Politics 
Thursday, January 8 2015 | Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St, Vancouver

This lecture will consider the main trends affecting the international legal regimes that govern trade and investment; from the turn to megaregional negotiations, to the legitimacy crisis of investor-state arbitration, to sovereign debt after Argentina's "default", climate change and the rapidly evolving nature of political risk.  How to advise clients - governments or private businesses - on their evolving legal options in the current global environment, whether it is a matter of settling international disputes or seizing strategic opportunities?

Speaker: Rob Howse, Fasken Martineau Visiting Senior Scholar, Lloyd C Nelson Professor of International Law at New York University