Personal profile


Professor Sheppard articled in 1968-69, and was called to the Bar of B.C. in 1969. He joined the Faculty in 1969. His current teaching and research interests include Creditors' Remedies, Equitable Remedies, Evidence and Taxation.

Professor Sheppard has practised as a tax lawyer and a prosecutor. From 1979 to 1984, he was a member of the Law Reform Commissison of B.C. and reporter for the Federal/Provincial Task Force on Uniform Rules of Evidence.

Professor Sheppard is the author of Fiscal Federalism for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada (MacDonald Commission), and of Evidence (revised edition, 1996). He has been a member of the UBC Senate and the chair of various appeals committees. He has been President of the UBC Faculty Association. He has given continuing legal education lectures in his areas of interest. He has given expert evidence on the laws of BC and Canada in foreign courts. His hobbies are playing at tennis, and gardening.


  • Law
  • Property Law and Real Estate
  • Tax Law