Efrat A. Arbel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
BA (First Class Honours) (McGill); JD (UBC); LLM, SJD (Harvard Law School)
Office: Allard Hall, room 341
Efrat Arbel earned her doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2012. She holds a BA from McGill University, a JD from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and completed her LLM studies at Harvard Law School. Dr. Arbel was selected for numerous fellowships and awards throughout her graduate studies, and held a Canada Research Fellowship with Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs from 2008-2011. She has also held positions as a teaching and research fellow at Harvard Law School; as a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government; and as a researcher with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic. In 2012, Dr. Arbel was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, ranking in the top tier of candidates to receive this award. She completed her postdoctoral tenure at UBC Law, and during this time, also held a visiting appointment at the Oxford University Centre for Criminology.
Dr. Arbel researchers in the areas of constitutional law, refugee law, Aboriginal law, and prison law, in Canada and the United States. She has published widely in these fields. Combining her scholarly work with legal practice, Dr. Arbel is also engaged in advocacy and litigation involving refugee and prisoner rights. She has served on sub-committees with Westcoast LEAF, and is an executive member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.
Dr. Arbel teaches torts and advanced constitutional law and supervises JD and graduate student research.
Representative Published Works