Patricia M. Barkaskas

Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

B.A. (University of Victoria), M.A. and J.D. University of British Columbia
Member: Law Society of British Columbia

Clinic Tell: 604.684.7334
Clinic Fax: 604.684.7874
Office: Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, Suite 101 – 148 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC
Allard Hall Office Location: 451
Allard Hall Phone: 604.822.5629


Patricia Barkaskas earned a M.A. in History, with a focus on Indigenous histories in North America, and a J.D., with a Law and Social Justice Specialization, from the University of British Columbia. She is the Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and an Instructor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Patricia has practiced in the areas of child protection (as parent’s counsel), criminal, family, as well as civil litigation and prison law. She has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in their encounters with the justice system and has worked for Residential school survivors as an historical legal researcher for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. In addition, she has written Gladue reports for all levels of court in BC. Her current and future teaching and research interests include access to justice, clinical legal education, decolonizing and Indigenizing law, particularly examining the value of Indigenous pedagogies in experiential and clinical learning for legal education, and Indigenous laws. Patricia is Métis from Alberta.