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Joan Braun is a lawyer, scholar and mediator.

She is an assistant professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, where she is teaching Criminal Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution. 

Her academic research examines how laws and policies impact older adults. A current major research project examines elder abuse and legal frameworks that address this issue.

In complement to her work at Bora Laskin, Joan provides mediation services at Vista Mediation Group focusing on elder mediation.

 

About Joan

Joan is a professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and a mediator at Vista Mediation Group. She is a lawyer called to the bar in British Columbia and Alberta and is a social worker registered in the province of BC.

Professional Activities


Research
Joan's research has a socio-legal focus and examines how laws and policies operate in society. She explores the impact of these laws through a social justice lens. Her research falls within two broader areas of inquiry: alternate dispute resolution and elder law.

Teaching

Joan is a professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law where she teaches Criminal Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution. She also coaches the Wilson Moot: a student competition focusing on equality law. She previously taught courses in public law at two British Columbia universities.
Mediation
Joan has worked as a mediator, resolving family, civil, elder, workplace and child protection disputes. She is accredited as a Family Law Mediator with the Law Society of BC, is a certified Comprehensive Family Mediator with Family Mediation Canada.