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members to the law school—six promising junior academics along with an
established senior scholar—an increase in our academic staffing complement
that will both enhance our teaching mission and ensure that the
Allard School of Law remains on the cutting edge of legal research.
Dr. Erez Aloni, a doctoral graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, and Régine Tremblay, who is in the final stages of completing her
doctorate at the University of Toronto, both do innovative, interdisciplinary
work in the critical area of family law.
Adding depth in the field of corporate and business law are Dr. Camden
Hutchison, whose most recent research has been on the history of the legal
and policy dimensions of corporate regulation, and Dr. Carol Liao, a wellestablished
junior scholar who has already published widely on corporate
governance, economic analysis of law and the emerging field of social
Dr. Toby Goldbach, who joins us from an appointment at the Cornell Law
School, researches in the areas of dispute resolution and legal procedure,
with a particular focus on procedural reform, judicial politics and the
transnational movement of law, while Dr. Bethany Hastie’s research is
driven by an interest in precarious labour, which she examines at the intersections
of labour and employment law, migration and human rights law.
Finally, Dr. Stepan Wood, previously Professor and York Research Chair
in Environmental Law and Justice at Osgoode Hall Law School, is a leading
expert in the areas of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalization,
transnational governance, climate change and environmental law.
Dr. Wood will be appointed into an exciting new research leadership position
to be announced later this fall—stay tuned.
WELLNESS AND RESILIENCY
We continue to work to ensure that our students are both well supported
during their years at law school and prepared for the demands of a career
in the law. Partnering with the UBC Vice-President Students portfolio, the
law school will continue to work on an initiative aimed at strengthening
programming to promote student wellness and resiliency. Consultation and
engagement sessions with faculty and students during the past academic
year, including dedicated sessions with Indigenous students, have highlighted
a number of themes, including the need to better connect students
to on-campus mental health resources and opportunities to train student
leaders in this area. In addition, under the leadership of our Career Services
Office, this year we are launching a pilot program on strengths-based career
development, which will offer incoming J.D. and graduate students tools