This year's recipient of the Jim Taylor, Q.C. Faculty Scholar Award, is Professor Ljiljana Biuković. Ljiljana earned an LL.B. from the University of Belgrade, an LL.M. from Central European University in Budapest, and an LL.M. and Ph.D. from UBC. Her research interests are in the areas of international economic law and European Union integration.
She publishes regularly on topics of legal transplantation of international norms and standards by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations, mega-regional trade and investment agreements, and the development of European Union. Ljiljana acted as a co-investigator in the Major Collaborative Research Initiative research project on Coordinated Compliance of International Trade Law and Human Rights funded by SSHRC from 2011 to 2018. Her work focused on the interaction between international trade rules and local human rights norms and practices in the context of performance of international trade agreements and cooperation among developing countries. At present, Ljiljana examines issues on collective memories and international law.
The Jim Taylor, Q.C. Faculty Scholar Award is a $5,000 research grant awarded annually to a deserving faculty member for outstanding contributions to the Allard School of Law. Generously supported by Harris & Co., the award recognizes those who consistently give more than their fair share of time and energy to the law school, especially in those aspects of their activity that bring no material reward. To learn more about Jim’s many contributions to UBC and to the broader world please click here.