B.A. (Alberta); J.D. (Victoria); LL.M. (Columbia); JSD (Columbia)
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 456
Cristie Ford teaches and writes in the fields of administrative law, securities and financial regulation, and regulation studies. Her research focuses primarily on regulatory theory as it relates to Canadian and international financial and securities regulation. Publications in the area have analyzed novel remedies in securities law enforcement, principles-based approaches to securities regulation, and prospects for "responsive" financial regulation. Professor Ford joined UBC in 2005 from Columbia Law School, where she pursued her graduate degrees and taught in a variety of capacities. She has practised securities, regulatory and administrative law in Vancouver and New York. Professor Ford is an editor of the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, Regulation & Governance. She is the current Director of UBC's Centre for Business Law (CBL) and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). She has also served as Chair of the Research and Education Committee of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ), and has served as a consultant on several occasions on the design of a cooperative or national securities regulatory regime. With His Excellency David Johnston and Kathleen Rockwell, Professor Ford co-authored the fifth edition of the text Canadian Securities Regulation. She is also at work on a project for Cambridge University Press, which examines the relationship between regulation and innovation.
David Johnston, Kathleen Rockwell and Cristie Ford, Canadian Securities Regulation, 5th ed. (LexisNexis: 2014).
Cristie Ford, "Financial Innovation and Flexible Regulation: Destabilizing the Regulatory State" 18 N. Carol. Banking Inst. J. 27 (2013)
Cristie Ford, "Innovation-Framing Regulation" 649 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 76 (2013)
Cristie Ford, "Prospects for Scalability: Relationships and Uncertainty in Responsive Financial Regulation" 7 Regulation & Governance 14 (2013)
Cristie Ford and Hardeep Gill, "A National Systemic Risk Clearinghouse?" in Anita Anand, ed., What Next for Canada? Securities Regulation after the Reference (forthcoming 2012).
Cristie Ford, "Remedies: Dogs and Tails" in Lorne Sossin and Colleen Flood, eds., Administrative Law in Context, 2d ed. (forthcoming 2012).
Cristie Ford, "Macro and Micro Effects in Responsive Financial Regulation" 44 UBC L Rev 569-626 (2011), reprinted in Les Editions Thémis (forthcoming 2012)
Cristie Ford & David Hess, "Corporate Monitorships and New Governance Regulation: In Theory, in Practice, and in Context" 33 Law & Policy 509 (2011)
Cristie Ford & Carol Liao, "Power Without Property, Still: Unger, Berle, and the Derivatives Revolution" 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 889 (2010)
Cristie Ford, "New Governance in the Teeth of Human Frailty: Lessons from Financial Regulation" 2010 Wisc. L. Rev. 101 (2010)
Cristie Ford, "Principles-Based Securities Regulation in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis" 55 McGill L J 257 (2010)
Cristie Ford, "Smart enforcement: trends and innovations for monitoring, investigating and prosecuting corporate corruption," Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector, Cambridge University Press
Cristie Ford, "Principles-Based Securities Regulation," Research Study Commissioned by the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation (released January 12, 2009).
Cristie L. Ford & David Hess, "Can Corporate Monitorships Improve Corporate Compliance?" 34 J. Corp. L. 679 (2009)
Cristie L. Ford, "New Governance, Compliance, and Principles-Based Securities Regulation" (2008) 45:1 American Bus. L. J. 1.
David Hess & Cristie L. Ford, "Corporate Corruption and Reform Undertakings: A New Approach to an Old Problem" (2008) 41 Cornell Int’l L.J. 307 (2008) (PDF)
Cristie L. Ford, "Remedies: Dogs and Tails," Administrative Law in Context. Ed. Lorne Sossin and Colleen Flood (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2007/2008)
Cristie L. Ford, "How Should We Teach Securities Regulation in a Fast-Moving World?" (2008) 46:1 Canadian Bus. L. Rev. 28
Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.