Law in the 21st Century

The Graduate Law Students’ Society at UBC is pleased to announce that the 21st UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference will be held on May 8-9, 2017 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

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Further Reading for You

Professor Shauna Labman

Dr. Shauna Labman is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches immigration & refugee law, international law, legal systems, graduate theory & methodology, as well as, on occasion, torts. In April 2016, she was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her refugee work and advocacy (a recognition for which she was nominated by her former colleague Professor Debra Parkes, now the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies at Allard Hall).

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Robert Russo, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Russo has a longstanding personal and professional interest in human rights law and social justice issues, which led him to return to graduate law studies. His cultural identity has been shaped by his parents, who immigrated to Canada from Italy in the years following the Second World War. Being born in Montreal to the son of working class Italian immigrants influenced his chosen academic focus on immigration and labour law issues within a general human rights context.

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Magdalena Wojda, LL.M.

Magda’s research was inspired to some extent by her reflections on how her own legal education has shaped her career path, professional identity and practices. After law school, she articled and practiced labour and employment law for five years in Vancouver before deciding to leave practice in pursuit of an academic career. Her choice to chart a new career path took much deliberation about what impact she wanted to make through her work.

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Lachlan Caunt, LL.M.

Lachlin’s doctoral dissertation uses multi-level qualitative and quantitative analysis to attempt to determine if, after an insurer pays out a damage award, they make the wrongdoer ‘pay’ for their negligence in some fashion. This would include tactics such as the insurer refusing to pay for future claims arising from similar negligence, increasing the amount that the insurer charges for coverage, or requiring training to avoid that particular kind of negligence.

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Sarah Pike, LL.B.

Sarah Pike, who joined the LL.M. program in 2016, has embarked on a study of the work and influence of one of the first B.C. Indian Reserve Commissioners, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (1834-1913). Her work is supported by the Law Society of British Columbia Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies (2016) and by the Allard Legal History Graduate Scholarship (2016).

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Professor Pooja Parmar

For Dr. Pooja Parmar, returning to school for graduate studies was a way of finding answers to the many questions about law and justice she had begun to think about during her eight years of law practice in New Delhi, India.

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Professor Asad Kiyani

Asad Kiyani is currently Assistant Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at Western University, where he teaches Criminal Law and Evidence.

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Professor Obiora Chinedu Okafor

Professor Obiora Chinedu Okafor joined Osgoode Hall Law School after holding faculty positions at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria, and at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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Si Hao, Ph.D.

Si Hao’s Ph.D. research of corporate social responsibility straddles the conventional divide between law and corporate endogenous reform and seeks to connect both to the broader issues of regulation and governance.

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Moira Aikenhead, LL.M.

Moira Aikenhead completed her LL.M. Thesis Revisions to Canada’s Sentencing Regime as a Remedy to the Over-Incarceration of Persons with Mental Disabilities at Allard School of Law in 2014.

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Maira Hassan, LL.B.

In her current undertaking in the research-based LLM at the University of British Columbia, inspired by her research work with Saskia Hufnagel on Women in International Policing, predominantly in the European context, Maira Hassan aspires now to dive into the Canadian perspective of women in peacekeeping under the supervision of Professor Benjamin Perrin.

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Welcome to Graduate Research

This website presents the independent research projects of our current graduate students and alumni, celebrates their awards and publications, and shares their stories about their professional development and the impact their work has made locally and internationally.

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