FIRST YEAR Legal Research & Writing Program - 2010

The first year legal research and writing program at UBC Faculty of Law integrates legal research and writing directly into to the first year curriculum.  First year students are required to complete up to twelve assignments in their first year classes.

Legal research and writing support is provided to students by Adjunct Professor George Tsiakos, Coordinator of the First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program.

Professor Tsiakos may be contacted at

Professor Tsiakos' Office Hours (Fall 2010)


12:30 - 2:00 pm in UCLL 179

Timetables & Schedules

Instructor Information

The following Teaching Assistants will provide instruction and support for the program:

Case Brief Materials

Memorandum Materials

Lecture Notes

Case Comment

To view a sample Case Comment published in the UBC Law Review via UBC's HeinOnline license, click on the link below. You will be prompted to enter your UBC Library Login or Campus Wide Login information in order to view the document. Once you are logged in, go to page 277 to view the Case Comment titled: "The Protection of Famous Marks in Canada: Mattel and Veuve Clicquot."

Note: This is only a sample Case Comment and not a model document to follow for your assignment. Please follow the specific instructions your professor has provided regarding length, style, format and related matters.

Factum & Mooting Materials

Moot Court Registry

Location: UCLL Common Area

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, January 18, 2011: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4: 30 pm

Friday, January 28, 2011: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Note: A Moot Court Registry Number is no longer required for your Factum

Research Portals



To register for LexisNexis Quicklaw & Westlaw Canada, please e-mail Elim Wong at with your name and student number.

For Westlaw Canada, please see Elim Wong in the UBC Law Library and she will assist you with the registration process.

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