Michael Jackson

Q.C., LL.B. London 1964; LL.M. Yale 1966

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

    V6T 1Z1 Vancouver


Personal profile


Michael Jackson has been involved in the teaching and advocacy of human rights for over thirty years, specializing in the areas of prisoners rights and Aboriginal rights. His courses on these subjects were the first to be introduced in a Canadian law school. Professor Jackson is a member of the bar of British Columbia and has represented prisoners and First Nations in landmark cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, including the Delgamuukw and Haida Nation cases. Professor Jackson is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association's Committee on Imprisonment and Release and has presented submissions on reform to the criminal justice system to committees of both the House of Commons and the Senate. In 1993 Professor Jackson was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research and in 1999 was appointed Queen's Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia.


  • Law
  • Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law
  • Human Rights Law