Bradley Bryan

Assistant Professor

Brad Bryan

Bradley Bryan

Tel: 250-721-8164
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Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Dr Bradley Bryan is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria.  He holds a BA (Hons) from U.B.C., an MA from McGill University, an LL.B from the University of Victoria, a PhD from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley), and an LL.M (Taxation) from Allard Hall School of Law (U.B.C.).  Brad was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2000 after serving as a Law Clerk to the Honourable Justices Lance Finch and Douglas Lambert of the BC Court of Appeal in 1998-99, and completing articles with the Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Ecojustice).   Amidst other endeavours, Brad practiced tax law with Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP, advising First Nations on a variety of tax, financing, and corporate structuring matters.

Brad teaches and carries out research in First Nation fiscal relations, Taxation, Corporate law, Indigenous economic and legal orders, and maintains interests in postcolonialism and legal theory.   Brad has co-authored work on Indigenous business structures and taxation of Indigenous peoples in Arthur Cockfield et al (eds.) Materials on Canadian Income Tax, 16th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2020) and Mark Gillen et al (eds.) Business Organizations:  Practice, Theory and Emerging Challenges, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2018), and his publications include “Legality Against Orality: How the Legal Record Hides the Truth of Indigenous Oral Traditions” (2013) 9:2 Journal of Law, Culture, and the Humanities 261, and “Property as Ontology:  On Aboriginal and English Conceptions of Ownership” (2000) 13:1 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 3.  Brad's research is more fully represented via Brad's Orcid ID, and can be found in the University of Victoria's digital works repository.

  • BA(Hons) - UBC (1992)
  • MA - McGill (1995)
  • LLB - UVic (1998)
  • PhD - UC Berkeley (2006)
  • LLM (Taxation) - Allard Hall (2014)

Learn more about Brad's research on Orcid.

  • "Indigenous Peoples, Legal Bodies, and Personhood: Navigating the 'Public Body' Exemption with Private Law Hybrid Entities" (2020) 6 Canadian Journal of Comparative & Contemporary Law
  • "Indigenous Taxation" in A. Cockfield et al (eds.) Materials on Canadian Income Tax (16th ed.) (Toronto: Carswell, 2020)
  • “First Nations Business Structures” in Business Organizations, eds. M. Gillen et al. (Toronto:  Emond, Forthcoming, 2018) ( co-author with Gary Campo)
  • “Legality Against Orality” (2013) 9:2 Law, Culture, and the Humanities 261-74
  • “Property as Ontology:  On Aboriginal and English Conceptions of Ownership” (2000) 13 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 3
Prof. Bryan is interested in supervising LLM and PhD students on Indigenous taxation and / or fiscal relations, Indigenous business structures, transsystemic approaches to private law, anti-capitalist analyses of taxation and business law in Canada, and law and political economy.