Beyond their excellent academic credentials, many of the faculty and staff at UBC have substantial experience in a variety of natural resources and environmental law practices - government, private firm,and nonprofit - which adds depth and creative energy to their teaching and scholarship.
Natasha Affolder, LL.B. (Alberta), B.CL. (Oxford), D.Phil. (Oxford)
Professor Affolder's research, teaching and legal practice interests span the fields of international law, sustainable development law, natural resources, environmental law, and land use law.
Professor Affolder, a Rhodes Scholar, has served as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School working in the area of large project negotiation. She also practiced law with the firms of Hill and Barlow and Piper Rudnick in Boston, and has worked in various capacities for international non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations Environment Programme.
Douglas Harris, B.A.(UBC), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. (UBC), Ph.D (York)
Professor Harris writes and teaches in the areas of property law, legal history, fisheries law, and Aboriginal peoples and the law. His particular interest is in the regulation of the fisheries and
Using the urban landscape of Vancouver's False Creek as a site of study, Harris 's current work explores the idea of property and the role of property law in the transformations of place.
After completing his B.A. (UBC History) and LL.B. (Toronto), Harris articled in Vancouver and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1994. During his years as a university student Harris was a member of the Canada's field hockey team that competed at the Olympic Games (1988), the Pan American Games (1987, 1991, 1995), and the World Student Games (1991).
Karin Mickelson, A.B. (Duke), LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (Columbia)
Professor Mickelson teaches in the areas of international law, international environmental law, real property, environmental law and legal theory, and has supervised and co-supervised graduate students in a wide range of areas including international environmental law, international legal theory and international human rights.
Her research activities have focused on the South-North dimension of international law, and explore the identification ofa distinctive Third World approach to international law. Her current research focuses on the impact of developing countries on the evolution of international environmental law. She is also a contributor to leading Canadian casebooks on international law and environmental law.
Graham J. Reynolds, B.A. (Man), LL.B. (Dal), B.C.L., M.Phil., D.Phill (Oxon)
Dr. Graham J. Reynolds teaches and researches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, environmental law, and intellectual property and human rights. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2013, Graham was an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and a member of Dalhousie University's Law and Technology Institute. The recipient of an award for excellence in teaching, Graham has completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award. He has also served as the judicial law clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice Finch of the British Columbia Court of Appeal.