Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award
UBC Law PhD student Carol Liao is this year's recipient of the prestigious Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award, which supports the research of Canada's most promising senior PhD candidates studying corporate governance issues.
Liao's doctoral research examines international corporate governance structures, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and the development of hybrid corporate models that blend for-profit and non-profit legal characteristics. She is a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and also holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
Liao has two upcoming 2012 publications: "Designing Social Value Architecture for the For-Profit Company" in the Canadian Review of Social Policy and "Corporate Governance Reform for the 21st Century: A Critical Reassessment of the Shareholder Primacy Model" in volume 43(2) of the Ottawa Law Review.
Prior to commencing her graduate work, Liao was a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. She obtained her LL.M. (2010) and LL.B. (2003) from UBC, where she received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Wesbrook Scholar designation. In 2003-2004, Liao held a judicial clerkship at the BC Court of Appeal.