Includes PhD dissertations and LL.M. theses completed by students in the graduate programs at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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South Africa's new bilateral investment treaty policy : a reasonable response to a flawed regime?, Tania Steenkamp

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Succumbing to the siren song : rape myths in sexual offender sentencing in B.C., Elizabeth Ann Welch

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Considering consideration : a critical and comparative analysis of the doctrine of consideration in the Anglo-Canadian common law, Charlotte Mary Boardman

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Judicial compensation in Canada : an examination of the judicial compensation experience in selected Canadian jurisdictions 1990-2010, Graeme Bowbrick

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"Common sense" and legal judgment : community knowledge, political power and rhetorical practice, Patricia Cochran

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Has the international human rights paradigm failed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people? If so, what can be done to fix it?, Aleksandra Djordjevic

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Stories from the front : realities of the over-incarceration of Aboriginal women in Canada, Jennifer Dyck

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The concept of deference in substantive review of administrative decisions in four common law countries, Alan Freckelton

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Extinguishment by extirpation : the Nuxalk eulachon crisis, Andrea Hilland

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The jurisdiction of difference : groups and law, Asha Pearl Kaushal

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Catching the fox : restricting the right to pre-trial silence in Canada, Ian Alan Mackenzie

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Law's permissions, law's exclusions : precarious migration status in Canada, Sarah Grayce Marsden

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The US federal courts' deliberate approach : shaping their role in climate reform through procedural tools, Morgan McDonald

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Discretionary administrative decisions and the Charter of Rights : Doré and determining the "proportionate" balance, Sarah R. H. Parker

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Proper proportions of law : justifying democratic credentials of proportionality analysis in constitutional adjudication, Iryna Ponomarenko

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Traditional ecological knowledge and environmental governance in Canada : the role of law and comprehensive agreements in facilitating incorporation, Matthew Stephen Pudovskis

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Reconciling rhetoric and reality : putting "development" at the centre of the game, Irfan Reayat

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"A unique approach to the liability of P2P intermediaries" : a comparative study of copyright liability of providers of peer-to-peer file sharing services in Canada and Sweden, Annika Svanberg

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The evolution of credit bidding : its recent journey and logical next step, Jennifer Lee Wriley

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The legal regime of international straits : a case study of the legal and political implications for the Strait of Hormuz, Abdullah Al Sheddi

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Minority shareholder's remedies in corporate law, Okay Hyacinth Anyadiegwu

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Transcending sovereignty : locating Indigenous peoples in transboundary water law, Jennifer Lynne Archer

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Chinese socialism : an iterative perspective of the legal framework of market economies of the People's Republic of China, Matthew Kingcheong Au

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Cruel and unusual punishment : prisoners' rights in the 1990's, John Ramsay Bowman

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Principles, process, responsibility : exploring ethics as a meta-regulatory framework for evolving governance discourse, Alison Louise Dempsey

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Imagined fears : from mass terror to authoritarian legality, and the future of liberal reform, Robert Diab

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Patterns of international financial regulation : a case study of sovereign wealth funds, Raul Pinheiro Donegá

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International human trafficking in Canada : why so few prosecutions?, John A. Ferguson

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An ounce of prevention : the legal and business case for the implementation of workplace wellness programs, Brian L. Fixter

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Achieving synergy between international trade and human rights : a proposal for mainstreaming human rights in the WTO, Sotonye Godwin- A Hart

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'Normalising' what? Aboriginal land tenure reform in the Northern Territory of Australia, Kirsty Howey

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Listening to what the criminal justice system hears and the stories it tells : judicial sentencing discourses about the victimization and criminalization of Aboriginal women, Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick

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Self-determination for women, Cliona Janet Marie Kimber

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Correlation between break fee and asset purchase option regulation in Canada and its empirical effects, Zelius Kleefstra

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Beyond rule-based legal expert systems : using frames and case-based reasoning to analyze the tort of malicious prosecution, Andrzej Kowalski

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At law's border : unsettling refugee resettlement, Shauna Erin Labman

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Disasters in the offshore : are regulators learning their lessons?, Marguerite Helen La'Cassie

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The availability of gain-based damages for breach of contract, Krishneel Maharaj

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Litigating extraterritorial corporate crimes in Canadian courts, Chilenye Nwapi

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Variable compensation in British Columbia, Lorna A. Pawluk

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Exploring a law firm business model to improve access to justice and decrease lawyer dissatisfaction, Andrew Pilliar

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Solidarity forever, Canadians never : SAWP workers in Canada, Robert Marc Russo

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Liberalization of foreign direct investment : Europe 1992 and the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, Monika Sievers

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Mind the gap : exposing the protection gaps in international law for environmentally displaced citizens of small island states, Kerstin Walter

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"To the advantage of all concerned" : practical and principle-based arguments for a revised remedy regime for unfair dismissal in Australia, David Woolias

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Fiduciaries in a commercial context, David Malcolm Wright

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Feminism, psychoanalysis and postmodernism : bridging the discourses, Yasmeen Zafar

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Can we end the death penalty? The role of NGOs in the world-wide campaign, William Graham Allen

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The capital gains taxation of corporations and shareholders in the United Kingdom and Canada, Nicholas Charles Attewell

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Legislating British Columbia : a history of B. C. land law, 1858-1978, Michael Begg

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Some aspects of the legal control of takeover bids : a comparative study of English and British Columbia law, James Harry Bennett

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Sexual offences in Canada, Narain G. Bhavnani

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Canadian taxation of business and investment income of non-residents, Rocco Bonzanigo

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The problems of micro-states in international law, Charng-ven Chen

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Chinatown geographies and the politics of race, space and the law, Catherine W. Chow

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Allocation of rights over offshore oil and gas resources : a study of the legal systems in force in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, Michael Crommelin

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Prisoners of democracy : the Lil'wat's right to an impartial tribunal ; an analysis of the Lillooet Lake roadblock case, Lynda Jean Crompton

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Restorative justice, intersectionality theory and domestic violence : epistemic problems in indigenous settings, Bruno Osmar Vergini de Freitas

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Lawyers' experiences of collaborative family law, Brett Raymond Degoldi

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Terrorism and the administration of justice in Canada, Robert Diab

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The jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice : customary international law; state sovereignty; and the domestic jurisdiction, H.K. Dogra

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Rethinking maritime delimitation and promoting joint development of petroleum: the Nigeria-Sao-Tome and Principe joint development model, Nicholas Chinedu Eze

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Fact finding and the World Court, William F. Foster

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"Speak the speech, I pray you" : theatre, law and rights - a study, Tom Garbett

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Health governance, medical pluralism and the politics of integration : a legal theory for increasing access to healthcare, Irehobhude Otibhor Iyioha

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Arbitration in WTO disputes : the forgotten alternative, David William Jacyk

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The legal environment of corporate income taxation for FDI in China : policy, changes, risks, Zhe Jin

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Reconstituting the role of law in development-induced displacement and resettlement : lessons from Uganda's Bujagali hydroelectric project, Jalia Kangave

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A general perspective of Canadian constitutional interpretation as illustrated by the criminal law power, William Harwood Knight

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The invisibles : an examination of refugee resettlement, Shauna Labman

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Age and ageism in the sentencing of older adults, Helene Love

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Pollution control law in British Columbia : the administrative approach, Alastair Richard Lucas

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Changed utterly? continuity and change in the regulation of Irish identities, Ciaran McNamee

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Administrative detentions : balancing civil rights and national security, Adiel Meir

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Peril and promise : legal aid and securitized asylum policies, Nancy Mary Jane Morgan

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Taking 2(E) seriously : forcible child transfers and the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, Kurt. Mundorff

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Income characterization and the sharing of global tax revenues in the context of electronic commerce, Anne Mette Nyborg

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"The two sides of the same coin" : a critical study of the freedom of religious expression on the current headscarf controversies, Shiva Olyaei

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Environmental impact assessment and the promise of eco-pragmatism : a consideration of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Tracey Layne Sandgathe

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Legal ethics and illegal migrants : the bounds of ethical conduct for lawyers helping 'illegals' become 'legal', Sean Patrick Cleary Stynes

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The legal standing of Canadian environmental control organizations, James G. Switzer

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Canadian citizenship laws : two facets, Guy Tremblay

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Aboriginal children and the dishonour of the Crown : human rights, 'best interests' and customary adoption, Vicki Margaret Trerise

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Morals and the enforcement of values : an analysis of the Hart - Devlin debate, John Harington Wade

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The quest for a new management structure in European company law, Rolando Weibel

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The league of Arab States and the promotion and protection of human rights, Mohammed S.M. Al-Ajaji

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Rhetoric and the law, James Robert Aldridge

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Testamentary freedom against provisions for families : the evolution of dependents' relief legislation, with particular emphasis on the Province of British Columbia, as a flexible restraint on testamentary freedom, Leopold Amighetti

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Economic analysis of risk to goods in transit, Harold Andreas Anderson

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Tuna management and UNCLOS : implementation of UNCLOS through the Forum Fisheries Agency, Transform Aqorau

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The insurance of environmental risks, Ronald Shaw Ashton

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Central banks and the doctrine of sovereign immunity, Derek Asiedu-Akrofi

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Babies or blastocysts, parents or progenitors? : Embryo donation and the concept of adoption, Cindy Baldassi

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The international law of shared natural resources : a case study of an international wildlife range between Alaska and the Yukon, Nigel David Banks

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Surface rights under the Mineral Act of British Columbia, Barry J. Barton

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Metis aboriginal title, Catherine Edith Bell

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Canadian natural gas deregulation, Alexander Joseph Black

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Expert systems in case-based law : the rule against hearsay, Susan Jane Blackman

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The International Joint Commission, with special emphasis on the Great Lakes water quality agreement : a view from the Canadian side, Jens Boettcher

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Subjecting the corporation to criminal sanctions : a review of the issues, Joan Brockman