Peter A. Allard School of Law

The Peter A. Allard School of Law is one of the world’s leading centres for legal research.

It is home to a dynamic, accomplished and diverse group of faculty who make innovative and highly influential contributions to academic knowledge, the practice of law, the development of policy, and the progress of civil society at both national and international levels.

The Faculty regularly ranks  among the top 25 international law schools as measured by downloads from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) service, a powerful measure of the impact of its research. In addition, the Faculty’s research has been cited by courts and policymakers across the country and around the world.

The Allard School of Law has led Canada in curricular and research innovation with important programs focusing on areas ranging from social justice to business law to environmental law and sustainability to Asian legal studies.

Our faculty members carry out their research and teaching objectives with a commitment to pursue justice for the greater good of society.

Key areas of faculty research include human rights, environmental law and sustainability, and business law. 

Allard Hall is home to Centres of Excellence in business law, environmental law and natural resources, Asian legal studies, and feminist legal studies. 

The law school is also home to affiliated law reform organizations: British Columbia Law Institute, which includes the Canadian Center for Elder Law Studies, and the UN-affiliated International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy.

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