When Rio de Janiero hosted the 2016 summer Olympics from August 5 to 21, 2016 Provincial Court Judicial Justice Carol Roberts was there! As one of 12 international arbitrators appointed to the ad hoc Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) she was responsible for resolving the disputes that arose before and during the Games.
Since she graduated from university at the age of 23 with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B. (Hons)), Judicial Justice Susheela Joseph-Tiwary has wanted to obtain her Masters of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of London, England. About three and a half years ago, she decided she had to find the time to realize her dream, despite her day to day family and sitting responsibilities.
Over 40 years ago Provincial Court Judge Jack McGivern started a clinical criminal law program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Allard Law School.
Serving as a Provincial Court judge in the Court’s Interior Region presents many challenges, and offers many rewards.
The UBC Indigenous Legal Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is both a free community legal service and a law school course where upper year law students work in a clinical environment full time for a term. The clinic is founded on ‘experiential learning’ principles that embrace the concept of ‘learning by doing’.