The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Joan Braun has been appointed as an Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2020.
Joan Braun is a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her doctoral research has a socio-legal focus and examines the implementation of laws intended to protect vulnerable adults from harm. She holds two Masters’ degrees, one in law and one in social work. Her L.L.M. research focused on ethical issues in elder mediation and her M.S.W. research examined on strategies used by mediators when resolving child protection disputes. Prior to her doctoral studies Joan worked as a mediator in private practice and as a lawyer in the social justice sector. Her accomplishments include founding western Canada’s first legal aid clinic for older adults as senior counsel at the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. Her recent teaching experience includes courses in public law at the University of Northern BC and in restorative justice at the University of the Fraser Valley.
“We are thrilled to have Joan join our faculty, “says Dean Jula Hughes. “Her research positions put her at the forefront of the emergent and growing field of Elder Law, a high need in a society with an aging population, and her practical, interdisciplinary expertise in ADR and clinical education will be of great benefit for our students.”