Faculty

The Peter A. Allard School of Law hosts a vibrant community of feminist legal scholars who research diverse topics in many areas of law. Questions of race, sexual orientation, class, and disability are also explored. Many faculty members are also involved in research related to litigation, law reform, and judicial education, as well as research aimed at producing publications in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law . Please contact any of the feminist faculty members below for further information on how to become involved in these projects. You can also contact the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at 604-822-6523 or cfls@allard.ubc.ca.

The Faculty lost a great feminist scholar and colleague when Marlee Kline passed away in November 2001. Her work is remembered by the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies through its annual Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize and the annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice, and a collection of her books now housed in the Centre's resource library.

 

Professor Natasha Affolder
(604) 822-0734
 affolder@allard.ubc.ca

  • Protected Areas Law
  • Sustainable Development Law
  • Environmental Law (Canadian and International)
  • Natural Resources Law

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Professor Efrat Arbel
(604) 822-6287
arbel@allard.ubc.ca

  • Constitutional Law
  • Migration Law
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Prison Law and Policy
  • Tort Law
  • Critical and Legal Theory

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Patricia Barkaskas (Lecturer)
(604) 684-7334
barkaskas@allard.ubc.ca

  • Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

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Nicole Barrett (Lecturer)
(604) 822-6287
barrett@allard.ubc.ca

  • Corruption
  • Human Trafficking
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Criminal Law

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Professor Janine Benedet
(604) 822-8108
benedet@allard.ubc.ca

  • Sexual discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Labour law
  • Criminal sexual offences
  • Professional responsibility and ethics

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Dr Emma Cunliffe

Professor Emma Cunliffe
(604) 822-1849
cunliffe@allard.ubc.ca

  • Expert evidence
  • Fact determination
  • Legal methodologies
  • Women and criminal law

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Professor Catherine Dauvergne
Dean of the Allard School of Law
(604) 822-6505
dauvergne@allard.ubc.ca

  • Immigration Law
  • Refugee Law
  • Legal Theory and Globalization

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Professor Cristie Ford
(604) 822-2711
ford@allard.ubc.ca

  • Comparative administrative and public law
  • Securities regulation and corporate governance
  • Legal theory and public decision-making

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Professor Isabel Grant

Professor Isabel Grant
(604) 822-3140
 grant@allard.ubc.ca

  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • Criminal Justice and Women
  • Mental Health Law

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Bethany Hastie (Lecturer)
(604) 827-2634
 hastie@allard.ubc.ca

  • Torts
  • Public Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Transnational Law
  • Charter

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Professor Darlene Johnston
(604) 822-9517
djohnston@allard.ubc.ca

  • Indigenous Legal Traditions
  • Canadian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Law and Colonialism

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Professor Asha Kaushal
(604) 822-3905
kaushal@allard.ubc.ca

  • Cultural Difference and Law
  • ​Constitutional Law and Theory
  • Critical and Legal Theory
  • Immigration Law
  • Citizenship Law
  • International Law

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Professor Michelle LeBaron

Professor Michelle LeBaron
(604) 822-1830
lebaron@allard.ubc.ca

  • Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution
  • Law, Legal Culture and Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict across Worldview Differences
  • Creativity and Conflict
  • Ritual, Narrative, Metaphor and Conflict
  • Gender and Conflict
  • Spirituality, Religion and Conflict
  • Teaching Innovation and Effective Teaching and Learning

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Professor Mary Liston

Professor Mary Liston
(604) 822-9844
liston@allard.ubc.ca

  • Administrative Law
  • Canadian Law and Politics
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Democratic and Legal Theory
  • Legal Pluralism

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Professor Karin Mickelson
(604) 822-6165
mickelson@allard.ubc.ca

  • International Environmental Law
  • Property Law
  • International Law

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Professor Debra Parkes
Chair in Feminist Legal Studies
(604) 822-3141
parkes@allard.ubc.ca

  • Constitutional Law
  • ​Criminal Law
  • Critical Prison Studies
  • Feminist Legal Studies
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Human Rights

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Professor Janis Sarra

Professor Janis Sarra
(604) 822-9255
sarra@allard.ubc.ca

  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Legal Process and Decision-Making

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The Hon. Lynn Smith
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
Honorary Professor

Profile Page on the Allard School of Law History Project

Professor Jocelyn Stacey
(604) 822-9255
stacey@allard.ubc.ca

Jocelyn Stacey is a professor whose research and teaching focuses on Canadian environmental and administrative law. She has a doctorate in law from McGill University. Her dissertation, “The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency,” was nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Externship
  • Administrative Law

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Professor Margot Young
(604) 822-9685
myoung@allard.ubc.ca

Margot Young is a professor who teaches in the areas of constitutional and social justice law. She was the Director of the Social Justice Specialization at the law school and has organized the Law and Society Speakers Series for close to a decade.  Professor Young served three terms as Chair of the university-wide Faculty Association Status of Women Committee.  She is a research associate with Green College, the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, and the Centre for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC. Professor Young is on several editorial boards including the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. She sits on the board for Justice for Girls (among others) and works with the BC CEDAW Group and the Feminist Alliance for International Action.

  • Equality law and theory
  • Social and Economic Rights
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Social Welfare Law
  • Canadian Social Union

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Professor Carol Liao

liao@allard.ubc.ca

Dr. Carol Liao is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law and the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She is a contributing author of Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as an Agent for Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and her Report on Business op-ed based on her chapter “Power and the Gender Imperative in Corporate Law” appeared in The Globe and Mail on March 7, 2018 (see “Why We #PressforProgress in Corporate Boardrooms”). She is a member of the Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars, and has been on its steering committee since 2016.  She is currently co-editing a book on sustainable business models with Dr. Beate Sjåfjell of the University of Oslo, featuring chapters from leading women professors around the world.

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Corporate Sustainability 
  • Business Ethics
  • Social Enterprise Law 
  • Contract Law 

Sara Ghebremusse 

ghebremusse@allard.ubc.ca

Professor Sara Ghebremusse is currently a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate at the Osgoode Hall law School, where she is writing a dissertation on “Revisiting the ‘Resource Curse’: Law, the Developmental State, and the Governance of Mineral Resources in Southern Africa.” Following a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern and African Studies at the University of Alberta (2006), Sara completed an MA in International Affairs at Carleton University jointly with a JD (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2012, and went on to complete an LLM at the University of Toronto in 2014. She has held positions with the City of Toronto Legal Services Division and the College of Midwives of Alberta. She has published on natural resource governance, development and human rights, with research presentations at conferences in Canada, US, Mexico and Africa.

Régine Tremblay 

tremblay@allard.ubc.ca

Régine’s  research  interests  include  family  law,  matrimonial  property  law,  family mediation,  private  law,  comparative  law  and  critical  theories (feminism  and  queer  theories).  Her research  has  been  published  in  English  and  French,  in  Canada and  in  the  United  Kingdom, including  in  the Canadian  Journal  of  Family  Law and  in  the Canadian  Journal  of  Women  and the Law