Nikos Harris, Q.C.

Instructor, Director of Experiential Learning

B.A. (SFU), LL.B. (UBC)

Tel: 604.827.5340
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 344


Nikos Harris is an award-winning teacher who also has extensive experience as appellate counsel. He has appeared as counsel in numerous cases before the British Columbia Court of Appeal Supreme Court of Canada. Nikos has written a number of articles on issues in criminal law and evidence, and wrote two chapters for one of Canada's leading evidence texts, McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence.  He is also is an advocacy advisor for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute which assists counsel in preparing submissions for the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nikos has served as a guest speaker for a number of organizations including Continuing Legal Education, the Trial Lawyers Association, and Crown Counsel of British Columbia.  He served as a judicial clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and was a Raymond Herbert Award recipient.


  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • The Law of Evidence
  • Ethics

Recent Publications

"The Risks of Technology in the Law Classroom: Why the Next Great Development In Legal Education Might Be Going Low-Tech" (2018) 51:3 UBC L REV 773

R. v. Seruhungo: The Supreme Court of Canada "Substantially" Affirms a Powerful Tool to Protect Against Wrongful Convictions Caused by Vetrovec Witnesses” (2017) 38 C.R. (7th) 64

Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.