Hassan Ahmad

HBA/BSc (Western), MA (Toronto), JD (Osgoode), LLM (UC Berkeley), SJD (Toronto) he/him

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

    V6T 1Z1 Vancouver


Personal profile


Hassan Ahmad is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on topics related to corporate governance and accountability, climate change litigation, the separation of powers, transnational torts, the interaction of domestic jurisdiction and liability principles with international law, business and human rights law, and the emerging field of law and political economy.

At Allard Law, Professor Ahmad teaches Torts and Administrative Law and previously coached the Jessup International Law Moot. He is also an affiliated scholar at Green College, UBC and with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

An award-winning scholar and teacher, Professor Ahmad has published his work in a number of leading domestic and foreign journals as well as edited volumes. He has also presented his research at, among others, Yale Law School, the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UC Berkeley, and the American Society of International Law Annual Conference. His commentary has appeared in several media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC News, CBC Radio, CTV News, and local television, radio, and newspaper sources.

Prior to joining Allard Law, Professor Ahmad was an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) where he was voted as “Best Instructor” in 2021. Prior to that, he worked at the International Criminal Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and as a private practice litigator. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Centre for Law and the Environment


  • Law
  • Courts
  • Human Rights Law
  • Torts