Carol Liao

Where did you attend university for your undergraduate degree? Law School? Any other degrees/ schooling?

Queen’s University, UBC, University of Toronto

When did you come to UBC as a professor?

2017 after a few years on faculty at the University of Victoria

What courses will you be teaching at Allard in 2019-2020?

Contracts, Business Organizations

What are your research interests?

Corporate law and governance, corporate sustainability, business ethics

What is or was your non-law dream job?

New York Times bestselling novelist

What is your favourite judicial decision and why?

I always find Jarvis v. Swan Tours a fun case for my Contracts class on the quantification of damages. Jarvis went on a holiday in Switzerland and was massively disappointed with his tour package, which promised parties, skiing, yodelling, and wonderful Swiss food. Little dry nut cakes and other letdowns followed…poor Jarvis

What is your favourite book or movie?

Book: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Movie: Anything with superheroes

What’s a UBC Campus hidden gem that more people should know about?

My kids love the Greenheart TreeWalk at the UBC Botantical Garden

Anything else you would like to share with the class of 2022?

Welcome to Allard! We’re glad to have you be a part of our community