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About the Conference

​The International & Comparative Urban Law Conference, sponsored by the Fordham University Urban Law Center and Peter A. Allard  School of Law - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is gathering scholars virtually and in Vancouver for its eighth global conversation about the expanding field of urban law. As the Conference will explore, the intersection of cities and the legal system raises vital, pressing questions about urban governance, the structure and scope of local authority, and the role of law in the entire urban experience


The Urban Law Center thanks the following individuals for their invaluable work in organizing the conference: 

Michelle Burchill 

Events Manager & (Interim) Advisor, Graduate Programs
Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of  British Columbia

Professor Nestor A. Davidson
Faculty Director, Urban Law Center
Albert A. Walsh Chair in Real Estate, Land Use & Property Law
Fordham University School of Law

Professor Alexandra Flynn

Assistant Professor

Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia

Professor Douglas Harris

Professor and Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History 

Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia

Christopher White

Program Coordinator, Urban Law Center

Fordham University School of Law 

About The Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School

Located in New York City, U.S.A., the Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School is committed to understanding and shaping the role of law and legal systems in contemporary urbanism, advancing the scholarship, pedagogy, and practice of urban law, and affecting the most pressing issues facing the world’s metropolitan areas. Law is central to almost every aspect of the life of 21st-century cities, influencing critical issues as diverse as the structure of local governance, the regulation of the built environment, sustainability, and social justice in the urban context. In turn, the complexity, density and diversity of urban life shape the law. A majority of the world’s population is living in urban environments for the first time in history. Through its innovative programs and initiatives, and in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners, the Urban Law Center aims to be a premier resource for exploring and elevating the role of law amidst the myriad conditions that face global urban commons. 

You may learn further information about The Urban Law Center here.

Contact Information: Nestor Davidson, Faculty Director /

About the Peter A. Allard  School of Law at University of British Columbia

The Peter A. Allard School of Law is recognized as one of the leading law schools in Canada, and has a reputation worldwide for innovative research, inspiring teachers, and outstanding graduates. Its students are academically outstanding, intellectually curious, and actively-engaged in using their new knowledge and skills to help others. Our faculty members are innovative teachers and scholars who have gained national and international recognition for their contributions in areas ranging from human rights to environmental sustainability to business law, and our alumni have achieved leadership in the profession as well as in the business, government and non-profit sectors. To explore our rich past please visit the Allard School of Law History Project, and to explore our future plans please take a look at our current Strategic Plan.  

You may learn more about the Peter A. Allard School of Law here

Contact Information: Douglas Harris, Professor and Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History / 

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8th Annual

International and Comparative Urban Law Conference

Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

Peter A. Allard School of Law - University of British Columbia

Allard Hall, 1822 E Mall 

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


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