Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire? A Discussion of the CETA Investment Court
Thursday, September 29 2016 | Fasken Martineau, 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Fasken Martineau's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and the Canadian Council on International Law are hosting this complimentary panel discussion and reception. Professor Ljiljana Biukovic, Associate Professor at the Allard School of Law, will participate as a panelist. 

Attendees eligible for 1 hour of CPD credit.

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Specific Performance and Change of Mind 
Tuesday, September 27 2016 | Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver

Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart, Professor of the Law of Contract at Oxford University and Tutorial Fellow in Law at Merton College, will be at Allard Hall discussing specific performance, change of mind, and why the courts rarely require defendants to perform a contract as opposed to paying damages. 

Attendees eligible for 1 hour of CPD credit. 

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State Aid and Taxation 
Friday, September 16 2016 | Indigenous classroom (123), Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver

Students, scholars, and practitioners are welcome to attend this lecture by Dr. Wolfgang Schön, who is visiting the law faculty and teaching an intensive course on "The Impact of the Internal Market on Domestic Tax Law in Europe”.

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On government surveillance, technology companies, and whistleblower protection: an open forum with Ben Wizner 
Tuesday, March 22 2016 | Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver

Please join the Centre for Business Law and the Allard Prize for International Integrity at an open forum with Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden's legal counsel. Mr. Wizner will discuss how surveillance technologies have outpaced democratic controls, the legal challenges of holding government surveillance agencies accountable, and the tension between individual privacy rights and national security objectives.

Ben Wizner is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. He has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security for fifteen years, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He is the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.

There is no charge for this event.


Fasken Martineau Visiting Senior Scholar Lecture: Access to Justice and Abuses of Contract 
Wednesday, March 9 2016 | Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

The use of mass-market standardized fine print that alters the rights of consumers is greatly expanding in today’s digital environment. Mass-market boilerplate impacts access to justice when it removes rights to redress grievances. This in turn undermines agreement and leads to democratic degradation because it undermines the basis of civil society and the Rule of Law.  A brief comparison of US and Canadian common law suggests that Canada’s legal system is less willing to allow these inroads into access to justice.

Speaker: Professor Margaret Radin

The Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law is pleased to welcome its 2016/2017 Fasken Martineau Visiting Senior Scholar, Margaret Jane Radin. Dr. Radin is Faculty of Law Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, where she serves on the Faculty Advisory Group for the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. Her most recent book, Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law (Princeton University Press, 2013), winner of the Scribes Book Award for 2014, explores the problems posed for the legal system by standardized adhesion contracts and how those problems might be ameliorated. Dr. Radin also has written two books exploring the problems of propertization: Contested Commodities (Harvard University Press, 1996) and Reinterpreting Property (University of Chicago Press, 1993), as well as co-authored a casebook on Internet Commerce. Dr. Radin is the author of about 70 articles, two of which, Property and Personhood and Market-Inalienability, were selected for a list of the 100 most-cited law review articles of all time.

Attendees eligible for 1 CPD credit.

There is no charge for this event.


Behind Closed Doors: Cross-Border Insights from the Appellate Courts 
Thursday, February 25 2016 | Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver

Please join us for a candid exchange of views on appellate practice and substantive law between two senior justices of Canada and the United States: former Supreme Court of Canada Justice, The Honourable Marie Deschamps, and United States Federal Appeals Court Judge William A. Fletcher. 

For more information see the event brochure.

There is no charge for this event.


13th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference 
Friday, February 5 2016 | Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Details: click here 

Attendees eligible for CPD credits.


Book Launch and Tax Law Networking Event: Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada 
Tuesday, January 26 2016 | Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Join us for a launch party and networking event celebrating the release of David Duff and Geoffrey Loomer's Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada!

For more information, please see the poster for the event here

There is no charge for this event.