The extraordinary work produced by the Centre for Business Law goes well beyond the walls of Allard Hall. Through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and networking events, the Centre provides a platform for scholars, professionals, and students to come together to exchange ideas and connect. 

Dean's Advisory Committee Member Profile: Michael Korenberg

Michael Korenberg, B.A., J.D., is Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia. He serves on the boards of directors of HSBC Bank Canada, Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation, Canfor Corporation, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and KP Tissue Inc. (Kruger Products), which he also chairs, as well as UBC Investment Management Trust. Michael also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Heart & Stroke Foundation (BC/Yukon), the Law Societies of Upper Canada (Ontario) and British Columbia, and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at the Allard School of Law. Read more


Dean's Advisory Committee Member Profile: Lynne Charbonneau

Lynne Charbonneau graduated in 1992 from the Allard School of Law. Following a clerkship at the Federal Court of Appeal, she practiced as an Associate and Partner at Fasken Martineau LLP. Ms. Charbonneau has been with HSBC Bank Canada since 2005 where she is now Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Charbonneau was appointed to the Dean's Advisory Committee in January 2017. Read more


Dean's Advisory Committee Member Profile: Anna Fung, Q.C.

Anna Fung, Q.C., is a graduate of the Allard School of Law and a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law. She clerked at the BC Court of Appeal and was called to the bar in 1986. Ms. Fung has enjoyed a dynamic career in business law, and served as President of the Law Society of BC in 2007.  Read more




Business Law Concentration Alumni Profile: Jon Conlin

Jon Conlin (class of 2011), is a graduate of the Business Law Concentration program at the Allard School of Law, which provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in business law. Jon now practices as a business lawyer in the Vancouver office of a large international law firm. Read more




Welcome Reception

Each year, the student-run Allard Law & Business Society partners with the Centre to host the annual Welcome Reception. The event brings together students, faculty, and members of the legal community for an evening of networking and casual conversations.

Exchanging Ideas

The Centre regularly invites leading scholars from around the world to complement and expand its academic reach. In March 2017, the Centre for Business Law and the Liu Institute for Global Issues hosted "A Conversation with Robert Reich" at Allard Hall. Footage of this event can be found here. Dr. Reich visited the University of British Columbia as part of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies. From January to April 2017, the focus of the series was the Trump Impact: Change, Challenges, Responses. As part of this series, Dr. Reich was also interviewed by Dawna Friesen, Anchor and Executive Editor of Global National. Watch the full interview with Dawna Friesen here

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