Uniquely UBC: Pushing the Boundaries

The role of the law in protecting privacy, wildlife, and people, Peter A. Allard School of Law is one of Canada’s leading law schools and is committed to being one of the world’s great centres for legal education and research. Our faculty inspire the changes necessary to address some of our society’s most important challenges.



Natasha Affolder

Natasha Affolder’s scholarship takes up the challenge of understanding the role of law in the international protection of wildlife habitats and biodiversity. She is the principal investigator on a major research project exploring the use of contract law as a tool to protect biodiversity. Her recent publications also examine the origins of environmental and social standards for international business. Natasha is an Associate Professor at Allard School of Law and a Faculty Associate at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Peter Wall Institute.

Benjamin Goold

Benjamin Goold’s research interests include privacy, human rights, and the use of surveillance technology by police and intelligence agencies. He is currently overseeing a major research project studying undercover policing and covert surveillance practices in the UK, as well as helping the European Forum for Urban Safety develop a charter about the use and regulation of CCTV in Europe. His book CCTV and Policing was shortlisted for the 2005 British Criminology Book Prize. Benjamin is an Associate Professor at the Allard School of Law.

Benjamin Perrin

Benjamin Perrin is the bestselling author of Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking. His work has had a direct impact on Canadian and international law. His academic articles deal with human trafficking, migrant smuggling child sexual exploitation, war criminals, and private military and security companies. In 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized Benjamin as a “hero acting to end modern-day slavery” – the first Canadian to receive the honour. He is an Assistant Professor at Allard School of Law, and a Faculty Associate at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Peter Wall Institute.