THE ADVOCATE 715
PETER A. ALLARD
SCHOOL OF LAW
By Jeremy Schmidt*
VOL. 79 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2021
MEET ALLARD LAW’S NEW FACULTY HIRES
Under the strategic plan adopted in 2016, the Peter A. Allard School of Law
committed to attracting and retaining exceptional scholars and teachers
and, in particular, to further strengthening the complement of researchactive
faculty. With generous support from the university and from donors,
the law school has gone through a sustained period of faculty growth over
the past several years, now offering an exceptional faculty–student ratio.
As the life cycle of our current strategic plan comes to a close, we are
pleased to introduce seven new faculty colleagues who joined us over 2020
and 2021. These new members of the Allard Law community will enhance
our research and teaching across several areas of priority for the law school,
and include both senior scholars and junior faculty, with expertise in Aboriginal
and Indigenous law, human rights law, tort law, privacy and surveillance,
artificial intelligence and critical race feminism, among many other areas.
Assistant Professor Robert YELKATTE Clifford is WSÁNEC and a member
of the Tsawout First Nation. His doctoral research explores how
laws are generated by and reflect the values, philosophies, lands
and worldviews of the WSÁNEC –
people. He has published on topics related
to Indigenous law and Indigenous legal theory, including legal pluralism,
Indigenous language revitalization and Indigenous spirituality. Professor
Clifford joins four other Indigenous faculty members at Allard Law who
support programming in Indigenous Legal Studies, along with numerous
affiliated faculty who work on issues in Indigenous and Aboriginal law.
Adding to our senior ranks, Associate Professor Brenna Bhandar is an
Allard Law graduate and well-known property scholar and legal theorist
* Jeremy Schmidt is the director of the Dean’s Office at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.