Law School
Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law

Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law

Karin Mickelson

Karin Mickelson

Associate Dean


Allard Hall 1822 East Mall
V6T 1Z1 Vancouver



The Peter A. Allard School of Law is one of the leading law schools in Canada, and has a reputation worldwide for innovative research, inspiring teachers, and outstanding graduates. Our students are academically outstanding, intellectually curious, and actively-engaged in using their new knowledge and skills to help others. Our faculty members are innovative teachers and scholars who have gained national and international recognition for their contributions in areas ranging from human rights to environmental sustainability to business law, and our alumni have achieved leadership in the profession as well as in the business, government and non-profit sectors.
Our outstanding Graduate programs offer students the opportunity to select courses from a comprehensive and progressive curriculum that emphasizes foundational knowledge, scholarly innovation, ethics, and the development of professional skills. In addition to providing a strong ‘generalist’ education, the Faculty offers clusters of faculty expertise and program offerings around specific areas of law that equip future graduates with the skills they need to promote the rule of law nationally and on a global level. 

The Allard School of Law’s areas of excellence and clusters of faculty expertise include:

  • Human Rights law
  • Business Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Asian Legal Studies
  • Indigenous Legal Studies
  • Feminist Legal Studies
  • International Law