Erica Olmstead is co-teaching the Appellate Advocacy course at the University of British Columbia law school every Thursday for the Fall, 2016 semester. The upper year course teaches issues relating to advocacy before appellate courts in criminal and immigration proceedings and techniques of appellate advocacy.… Read More


On the 5th podcast episode of Borderlines, Marilyn Sanford joins Peter Edelmann and Steven Meurrens to discuss whether the Canada Border Services Agency can search people’s electronic devices. In addition, we discussed the recent stay of proceedings in the Nuttall decision, a well publicised case in which two individuals were charged with attempting to blow up the… Read More


Again this year, Erica Olmstead is volunteering to supervise the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) Surrey Gateway Immigration Clinic, held every two weeks at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. LSLAP is a non-profit society run by law students at the Peter A.  Allard School of Law at UBC. Students provide free legal advice and… Read More


In the 3rd episode of Borderlines, Raj Sharma joined Peter Edelmann and Steven Meurrens to discuss marriage fraud. Raj Sharma is the managing partner of Stewart Sharma Harsanyi.  He is a well known commentator on immigration law. In addition to his active blog and numerous presentations that he has given at immigration conferences and seminars, he has written… Read More