Alumni


Antwi Frimpong LLM

Thesis: Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice in Ghana and Canada.

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Ryan Beaton - PhD

Dissertation: Positivist and pluralist trends in Canadian Aboriginal Law: the judicial imagination and performance of sovereignty in Indigenous-state relations.

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Maria Carolina Marinho-Ribeiro LLM

Thesis: Reimagining sexual assault law in Canada: a feminist, trauma-informed approach to restorative justice.

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Love Stephen Babajide LLM

Thesis: The responsibility to rebuild in international law: a panacea for responsibility to protect?

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Chinwendu Chikaodinaka Nwanisobi - LLM

Thesis: The role of non-state actors in the enforcement of environmental laws.

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Rebeca Baccarini Macias Gimenez - PhD

Dissertation: Hydro dams and environmental justice for Indigenous people: a comparison of environmental decision-making in Canada and Brazil.

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Zehra Abrar - LLM

Thesis: Rethinking the right to belong in a neoliberal world: privatization of security in refugee camps and detention centres.

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Ronnie Edward - PhD

Dissertation: Adat Iban: a living traditional wisdom?

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Vernon Wilson - PhD

Dissertation: Reincarnating law in the cosmos.

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Anne-Marie Delagrave - PhD

Dissertation: The regulation physical appearance in the Canadian workplace as a human rights issue.

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Darcy Lindberg - PhD

Dissertation: Âskiy Wiyasiwêwina: Plains Cree Earth Law and constitutional/ ecological reconciliation.

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Qian Liu - PhD

Dissertation:  Leftover women's choices in marriage and childbearing: navigating through the complexities of state law, social attitudes, and parental expectations.

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Alan Hanna - PhD

Dissertation: Dechen ts'edilhtan: implementing Tsilhqot'in law for watershed governance.

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Celia Pinette - LLM

Thesis: A Call to modernize police accountability: an evaluation of the law's response to excess use of force by police in British Columbia.

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Sarah Colgrove - LLM

Thesis: Laws of the land: indigenous and state jurisdictions on the Central Coast.

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Benjamin Lawrence - PhD

Dissertation: Cambodia's competing constitutional sites and spirits.

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Aaron Mills (Waabishki Ma’iingan) - PhD

Dissertation: Miinigowiziwin: all that has been given for living well together: one vision of Anishinaabe constitutionalism
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Tess Acton - LLM

Thesis: Understanding Refugee Stories: Lawyers, Interpreters, and Refugee Claims in Canada


Danielle Allen - LLM

Thesis: "For here or to go?" Migrant workers and the enforcement of workplace rights in Canada: temporary foreign workers in the British Columbia hospitality sector


Kinwa Bluesky - LLM

Thesis: Art as my Kabeshinan of Indigenous Peoples


Andrée Boisselle - PhD

Dissertation: Law's hidden canvas: teasing out the threads of Coast Salish legal sensibility


Ilona Cairns - LLM

Thesis: Crimes of Equality: The Racial Profiling Paradox of Canada's 'War on Terror'


Angela Cameron - PhD

Dissertation: Restoring Women: Community and Legal Responses to Violence Against Women in Opposite Sex Intimate Relationships


Jan Clark - LLM

Thesis: Of Kings and Popes and Law: An Examination of the Church and State Relationship in England During the High Middle Ages and the Influence of that Relationship on the Structure and Processes of English Law


Robert Clifford - LLM

Thesis: WSÁNEĆ law and the fuel spill at Goldstream


Patricia Cochran - LLM

Thesis: Taking Notice: Judicial Notice and Practices of Judgment in Anti-poverty Litigation


Geoffrey Conrad - LLM

Thesis: Exemplars or Exceptions: Imagining Constitutional Courts in a Religiously Diverse Society


Alvaro Cordova - LLM

Thesis: The Right of Indigenous Self-Determination and the Right to Consultation in the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Jurisprudence (2005-2011)


Aimee Craft - LLM

Thesis: Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty


Nguyen Van Cuong - PhD

Dissertation: The Drafting of Vietnam's Consumer Protection Law: An Analysis from Legal Transplantation Theories


Meaghan Daniel - LLM

Thesis: Finding law about life: a cross-cultural study of indigenous legal principles in Nishnawbe Aski Nation


Manpreet (Preeti) Dhaliwal - LLM

Thesis: Re-embodying Jurisprudence: Using theatre and multimedia arts-based methods to support critical thinking, feeling and transformation in law


Agnieszka Doll - PhD

Dissertation: Lawyering for the 'mad': an institutional ethnography of involuntary admission to psychiatric facilities in Poland


Michael Down - LLM

Thesis: The Most Frail Branch: A Critique of the Justifications for Judicial Hegemony in the Interpretation of Canada's


Theressa Etmanski - LLM

Thesis: (Re)Imagining 'justice': documentation of sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls in Myanmar


Mireille Fournier - LLM

Thesis: Comparative law gets entitled: the 1900 Paris Congress in contexts


Gene Fraser - PhD

Dissertation: Governing Madness: Coercion, Resistence and Agency in British Columbia's Mental Health Law Regime


Dmytro Galagan - LLM

Thesis: Provisional measures in international arbitration as a response to parallel criminal proceedings


Jeanette Gevikoglu - LLM

Thesis: Sentenced to Sovereignty: Sentencing, Sovereignty, and Identity in the Nunavut Court of Justice


Jared Giesbrecht - PhD

Dissertation: Back to the Rough Ground: Towards a Conservative Theory of Democracy


Marta Gimenez - LLM

Thesis: The Implementation of the WFD in France and Spain: Building up the Future of Water in Europe


Brittany Goud - LLM

Thesis: Exploring film's jurisprudence in Sean Baker's films


Julia Herzog - LLM

Major Research Paper: An Investigation of Retraumatization of Child Witnesses during the Process of Prosecution of the Accused for Sexual Abuse Offences against the Child


David Hosking - LLM

Thesis: Protection from discrimination because of disability in European community law


Maegan Hough - LLM

Thesis: Personal Recollections and Civic Responsibilities: Dispute Resolution and the Indian Residential Schools Legacy


Benjamin Isitt - PhD

Dissertation: Patterns of protest: property, social movements, and the law in British Columbia


Heather Jensen - LLM

Thesis: Unionization of Agricultural Workers in British Columbia


Carwyn Jones - PhD

Dissertation: The Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Process in Māori Legal History


Matthew Joseph - LLM

Thesis: Weather Disasters and the Law: Examining the Need for Change in Canada


Chong Ke - PhD

Dissertation: Infrastructure, Participation and Legal Reforms: An Analysis of the Politics and Potentials of Village Elections in China


Minnawaanigogiizhigok/Dawnis Kennedy - LLM

Thesis: Aboriginal Rights, Reconciliation and Respectful Relations


Seung Hwan Kim - PhD

Dissertation: Refugees, Citizenship and State Sovereignty


Qi Kong - LLM

Thesis: Community corrections in China: problems, political goals, and the way forward


Nuthamon (Natta) Kongcharoen - PhD

Dissertation: Community Forest Management in Northern Thailand: Perspectives on Thai Legal Culture


Michael Large - LLM

Thesis: Ecological Degradation and Population Demands: Wicked Problems and the Rule of Rules in Canada/America


Julie Lassonde - LLM

Thesis: Performing Law


Isabelle Lefroy - MA

Thesis: Seeking justice beyond legalism: cultural appropriation of totem poles on the Pacific Northwest Coast


Darcy Lindberg - LLM

Thesis: kihcitwâw kîkway meskocipayiwin (sacred changes): transforming gendered protocols in Cree ceremonies through Cree law


Michael Litchfield - LLM

Major Research Paper: A Critical Analysis of Social Enterprise Legislation in British Columbia


Danika Littlechild - LLM

Thesis: Transformation and re-formation: First Nations and water in Canada


Johnny Mack - LLM

Thesis: Thickening totems and thinning imperialism


Jean-Michel Marcoux - PhD

Dissertation: International Investment Law and the Evolving Codification of Foreign Investors' Responsibilities by Intergovernmental Organizations


Sarah Marsden - LLM

Thesis: That's a Really Nice Coat You're Wearing: Dignity, Agency, and Social Inclusion in the Administration of Welfare


Maxine Matilpi - LLM

Major Paper:Button Blanket Pedagogy


Kaitlyn Matulewicz - PhD

Dissertation: Law, Sexual Harassment, and Restaurants: Exploring the Experiences of Women Working in the British Columbia Restaurant Sector


Debra McKenzie - PhD

Dissertation: Challenging the binary of custom and law : a consideration of legal change in the Kingdom of Tonga


Jonathan Minnes - LLM

Thesis: Law and justice: Scott v. Canada and the history of the social covenant with Canadian veterans


Anne Mitaru - LLM

Thesis: Why Aid Efficiency will not Deliver Development: A Feminist Critique of the Aid Effectiveness Architecture and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness


Sarah Morales - LLM

Thesis: Snuw'uyulh: fostering an understanding of the Hul'qumi'num legal tradition


Val Napoleon - PhD

Dissertation: Ayook: Gitksan Legal Order, Law, and Legal Theory


Joshua Nichols - PhD

Dissertation: Reconciliation and the foundations of aboriginal law in Canada


Connie Nisbet - LLM

Thesis: Living Responsibilities: Indigenous Notions of Sustainability and Governance in Action


Adam Nott - LLM

Thesis: Transnational Law and Resource Management: The Role of a Private Legal System in the Mining Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry


Soudeh Nouri- LLM

Thesis: When an Intellectual Property Right Becomes an Intellectual Property Wrong: Re-examining the Role of Section 32 of theCompetition Act


Nicole O'Byrne - PhD

Dissertation: Challenging the Liberal Order Framework: Natural Resources and Metis Policy in Alberta and Saskatchewan (1930-1948)


Brent Olthuis - LLM

Thesis: Constitution's Peoples: A Robust and Group-centred Interpretation of Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, in Light of R. v. Powley


Matthew Park - LLM

Thesis: The Public Trust Doctrine: Ensuring the Public's Natural Right of (Perpetual) Access to Common Resources


Daniel Parrott - LLM

Thesis: The Role and Regulation of Private, For-profit Employment Agencies in the British Columbia Labour Market and the Recruitment of Temporary Foreign Workers


Thanh Cong Phan - PhD

Dissertation: Competition Law and the Possibility of Private Transnational Governance


Kate Plyley - PhD

Dissertation: Tolerated illegality and intolerable legality: from legal philosophy to critique


Marie-Louise Potvin - LLM

Thesis: Oil and Gas Development in the British Columbia Offshore: Does Canada's Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management Strategy Provide a Framework for Resolving Contentious Ocean use Issues?


Amber Prince - LLM

Thesis: What's Wrong with Canada's Animal Cruelty Laws?: Bill C-50, a Touchstone for Change


Jing Qian- LLM

Thesis: Corporatist legislature: authoritarianism, representation and Local People's Congress in Zhejiang


Shaochen Qu - LLM

Thesis: Principles-based vs. Rules-based Regulation of Derivatives Markets in Developing and Developed markets: A Comparison of the Regimes in Thailand and Quebec


Noah Quastel - LLM

Thesis: Contract, Sustainability, and the Ecology of Exchange


Crystal Reeves - LLM

Thesis: The Woven Object of Law and the Weaving Process of Law: An Interdisciplinary Conception of Legal Pluralism in Samoa


Supriya Routh - PhD

Dissertation: Informal Workers in India: Reconceptualizing Labour Law to Promote Capabilities


Jacinta Ruru - PhD

Dissertation: Settling Indigenous Place: Reconciling Legal Fictions in Governing Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand's National Parks


Nancy Sandy - LLM

Thesis: Reviving Secwepemc Child Welfare Jurisdiction


Jennifer Sankey - LLM

Thesis: Globalization, Law and Indigenous Transnational Activism: The Possibilities and Limitations of Indigenous Advocacy at the WTO


Atulya Sharman - LLM

Major Paper:The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol: Mutation of International Trade in Genetically Modified Organisms


Perry Shawana - LLM

Thesis: Carrier Medicine Knowledge, Ethics and Legal Processes


Karen (Kerry) Sloan - PhD

Dissertation: The Community Conundrum: Metis Rights and History in BC After R. v. Powley


Jennifer Smith - LLM

Thesis: Sustainable governance in voluntary forest carbon standards


Matthew Spencer - LLM

Thesis: Hope for Murderers? Lifelong Incarceration in Canada


Zara Suleman- LLM

Thesis: Race(ing) Family Law: A Feminist Critical Race Analysis of the "Best Interest of the Child" Test and the Impact for Racialized Women in Custody and Access Cases


M. Gwendolynne Taylor - LLM

Major Paper:The Prostitution Debates in Canada: Competing Perspectives Presented to the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws


Daleen Adele Thomas - LLM

Major Paper: "What Rights do I Have?" - Advocating and Exploring Child Rights with Children in British Columbia (BC)


Doug Thompson - LLM

Thesis: A Merry Chase Around the Gift/bribe Boundary


Vanessa Udy - LLM

Thesis: Victory Through Honour: reconciling Canadian intellectual property laws and Kwakwaka'wakw cultural property laws


Ikenna Ulasi - LLM

Thesis: Carbon Conundrum: The Dichotomy between Engergy Security and Climate Change


Areli Valencia - PhD

Dissertation: Human Rights Trade-Offs in a Context of Systemic Unfreedom: Work vs. Health in the Case of the Smelter Town of La Oroya, Perú


Neil Vallance - PhD

Dissertation: Sharing the Land: The Formation of the Vancouver Island (or 'Douglas') Treaties of 1850-1854 in Historical, Legal, and Comparative Context


Richard Veerapen - PhD

Dissertation: Physician engagement with family and close others of patients during the informed consent process


Jonathan Weiss - LLM

Thesis: "Dimming the Sun": Does Unilateral Stratospheric Sulfate Injection Breach Jus Cogens?


Michelle Zakrison - LLM

Thesis: Whose water is it anyway? Indigenous water sovereignty in Canada: an Indigenous resurgence analysis of the case of Halalt First Nation v British Columbia


Ania Zbyszewska - PhD

Dissertation: Gendering the European Working-Time Regimes: Working-Time Regimes, Regulation and Gender Equality in the Wider European Union and in Poland


Lizhao Zheng - LLM

Thesis: Pension Reform in China: Under the Shadow of the World Bank


Mark Zion - LLM

Thesis: What is a Right to Shelter in the Desert of Post-Democracy?: Tracking Homeless Narratives from the Courtroom to Dissensus