Graduate Students

PhD students




Tamara Amoroso Gonsalves Human Rights, Gender and Law.
Marie-Sophie Banville Relationship with land; affect and embodiment; aboriginal title; real property law; financialization of housing; and immanent ethics

Kinwa Bluesky

Brian Calliou

Akshaya Chandani


Nima Dorji Bhutanese election law; constitutional (fundamental) rights and duties; Buddhism and law; intellectual property law.

Rachel Flowers

David Gill Alternatives to criminal law in both Canadian and Indigenous legal orders​.

Jason Gratl

Kim Senklip Harvey Indigenous Cultural Artistic Legal Orders.

Tamunobelema Itamunoala Climate change.

Michael Johnson

Hassan Kamalinejad

Arvind Kumar Access to justice in Adivasi lands of India; non-international armed conflicts with a special focus on the Naxal movement.

Sabrina Lamanna

Eva Linde Environmental law; climate change; human rights; international law; European Union law.

Michael Litchfield Cannabis regulation; regulation of drugs and alcohol; corporate/commercial law; real property law; governance; ethics.

Katherine Llorca Green legal theory.

Jessica Lott Thompson Legal theory, sensory and somatic law, Indigenous law and ethics, ethnoecology, disability rights, legal anthropology, expressive research methodologies.

Lana Lowe Indigenous Environmental Law and Governance.

Ratana Ly Transnational regulations; legal pluralism; human rights & the environment; transitional justice.

Maria Carolina Marinho-Ribeiro

Trung Q. Nguyen State responsibilities.

Ngozi S. Nwoko China-Nigeria resource-for-infrastructure deal; Belt and Road Initiative; Bribery of foreign public officials in international business; Third World approaches to International Law; Legal Pluralism.

Ademiju Olatunji International criminal law; human rights and corruption.

Songkrant Pongboonjun

Interaction between formal legal institutions; civil liberties and civil rights.

Himaloya Saha Intersection between labour laws and foreign direct investment; issues of cross-border insolvency.

Panch Rishi Dev Sharma Comparative constitutional law; emergency constitution; comparative federalism; South Asian jurisprudence.

Jennifer Smith Environmental displacement of human populations; climate change refugees.

Devyani Tewari Gender and disability rights; law and literature; law and popular culture.

Paige Thombs Religion and law; antisemitism; self-determination. 

Vanessa Udy Indigenous Law, Legal Pluralism, Environmental Stewardship

Esteban Vallejo Toledo Taxation, tax law, local taxes, property taxes, land value capture, spatial inclusion, legal geography, Indigenous law and taxation, fiscal decentralization, fiscal federalism, official statistics, legal and research ethics, dispute resolution, legal pluralism, as well as legal history and anthropology.

Mary Anne Vallianatos Legal history; critical race feminism; administrative law; property; postcolonial theory

Mark Zion Theory; critical legal thought; temporality; ecology; Indigeneity; posthumanism; poststructuralism.

LLM students




Jessica Asch

Indigenous law questions relating to citizenship; gender; matrimonial property; dispute resolution; child welfare; and lands; water and resources.


Jay Esin

Monte Forster

Leah George-Wilson

Kate Gower

Improving access to justice in B.C.; Illuminating different theories of change and the nature of the change required to improve access to justice; Constellating new tools and technologies in court, and  user-centred, innovative data collection and analysis techniques to illuminate what legal problems people have and what help they want.


Caroline Grady

Indigenous business law, including First Nations taxation, financing, and business structuring.

Christina Gray

Indigenous constitutionalism and the intersection of Indigenous legal orders in human rights cases at provincial and federal tribunals.

Leif Jensen

Abishek Kaul

Toluwalope Kolawole

Environmental and energy law; alternative dispute resolution and collaborative governance​.

Chibueze Ngozi

Summer Okibe

Oluwasikemi Oluwatuyi International taxation; trade and corporate finance.

Archana Ravichandradeva

Ezinwanne Raymond Critical legal studies.

Graduate Visiting Research Students (GVRS)




Mir Adnan Rahman