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About Efrat Arbel

Efrat Arbel is Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law.  Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Arbel was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which she held at UBC between 2012-2014.  During that time, she also held visiting appointments at the Oxford University Centre for Criminology (2013) and the European University Institute (2014).

Dr. Arbel earned her doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2012, where she was a Canada Research Fellow with Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, a Doctoral Fellow with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, a Graduate Fellow with the Law Foundation of BC, and a Travelling Fellow with the Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship Foundation. She holds a BA from McGill University, a JD from UBC, and completed her LLM studies at Harvard Law School before proceeding with her doctorate.  Throughout her graduate studies, Dr. Arbel held positions as a teaching and research fellow at Harvard Law School; as a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government; and as a researcher with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic.  Before pursuing graduate studies, she clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court and worked in the Vancouver office of a national firm.

Dr. Arbel researches and publishes in constitutional law, refugee law, Aboriginal law, and prison law.  Combining her academic work with legal practice, Dr. Arbel is also engaged in advocacy and litigation involving refugee and prisoner rights. She has served on sub-committees with Westcoast LEAF, and is an executive member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia
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Disciplines

Law

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