Andrea Hilland Portrait

Andrea Hilland

KC, BA (University of British Columbia), JD (University of British Columbia), LLM (University of British Columbia)

  • 1822 East Mall, Peter A. Allard School of Law

    V6T 1Z1 Vancouver


Personal profile


Andrea Hilland, KC is a member of the Nuxalk Nation and an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her research examines the intersections of Indigenous laws, Aboriginal rights, and environmental regulation to challenge discriminatory theories of colonial supremacy and Indigenous inferiority that are perpetuated through the contemporary colonial legal system. Key objectives of her research are to support the resurgence of Indigenous laws and to demonstrate the potential of  Indigenous laws to enhance Canada's multi-juridical legal system. 


Professor Hilland has extensive experience in legal practice. Prior to entering academia, she advocated on behalf of First Nations to assert Aboriginal rights with respect to environmental issues, advised non-governmental organizations regarding Indigenous issues in the context of legal regulation, and was appointed King's Counsel in 2021. She also served as Associate Director of Indigenous Legal Studies at Allard Law from 2008-2012. 


Professional Affiliations

  • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Indigenous Legal Studies


  • Law
  • Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility