Jamie Hoopes graduated from the JD program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2015. He currently works as an Associate at Harris & Company LLP (“Harris”) in Vancouver. His legal practice involves representing and advising public and private sector employers on a wide range of matters concerning employment law, labour law, privacy law, and human rights law.
Prior to attending law school Hoopes obtained an Associate’s Degree in Applied and Professional Ethics from Capilano University in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from UBC in 2012. While attending the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Hoopes achieved high academic accolades and was heavily involved in student life. He participated in the Peter Burns Trial Advocacy Moot and received the Michael R. Luchenko Award for Excellence in Advocacy for his efforts. His moot team advanced to the Western Canada Moot Competition, also known as the McIntyre Cup. He served as the President of the “Illegal Beavers”—the UBC Law Men’s Rugby Team—and was also involved with the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP). For his academic performance, Hoopes was awarded the Hugh Ladner Memorial Prize in Labour Relations.
Hoopes worked as a summer student at Harris while at law school and returned to the firm for his articles. He was called to the BC Bar in 2016 and joined Harris as an Associate thereafter. In 2018 he also served a Labour Relations Consultant for the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Hoopes frequently gives back to both the broader legal community and his own local community. He is a member of the Employment Law, Human Rights Law, and Labour Law sections of the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association and has also acted as an Executive for the Hoop-Law Society since 2016. Beginning in 2017, Hoopes joined the Board of Directors for the Vancouver chapter of Kids Up Front—a non-profit organization focused on enriching the lives of kids and their families through arts, culture, and sporting events.