Professor Emerita Claire Young joined the Allard School of Law in 1992. Prior to joining UBC she practiced law with the Alberta Attorney-General's department for several years, and taught law at the University of Western Ontario from 1984 to 1992. Although many of her publications are about tax law and policy, Professor Emerita Young’s true passions are feminist legal theory and sexuality and the law.
During her tenure at the Allard School of Law, Professor Emerita Young was a prominent member of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies and a source of inspiration and support for many of the law school’s feminist students and legal scholars. Professor Emerita Young was involved in many of the Centre’s funded research projects and has received numerous accolades including the Thérèse F. Casgrain Fellowship for research on the social and economic interests of women.
Professor Emerita Young reflects on her law education (from the London School of Economics & Political Science to her UBC days), her prolific career and her personal life in a History Project interview from July 2015. Listen to the Allard Law History Project Interview with Professor Emerita Claire Young.