THE ADVOCATE 881
VOL. 78 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2020
PETER A. ALLARD
SCHOOL OF LAW
By Simmi Puri*
This past year, we marked the retirement of three of our faculty members.
We thank these distinguished retirees for their years of service and contributions
to the law school and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
Professor Joe Weiler
Professor Weiler joined the faculty in 1974 and created the first academic
courses in Canada in sports law, media and entertainment law, the law and
economic development, the law of cyberspace and the law of the Olympic
Professor Weiler authored many books, articles and commissioned
reports and has given hundreds of conference presentations around the
world about workplace innovation, human resource management, regulatory
compliance, industry-level organization and self-governance, sports
governance, sports and sustainable living practices, and the relationship
between entertainment, popular culture and community building.
His research and writing activity and classroom teaching have been
informed by his many years of professional practice. In recent years, his
scholarship and teaching have focused on analyzing the sustainability legacies
of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and other sports mega events,
combatting corruption in business and improving governance systems in
industry sector–level organizations, public and private corporations and
government institutions in order to enhance innovation and productivity
and to ensure regulatory compliance.
While a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Professor Weiler
appeared as counsel in cases at all levels of court, from Provincial Court tri-
* Simmi Puri is the communications manager for the Peter A. Allard School of Law.