Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Alison Cowan, B.A., LL.B.

Mgr, Student & Associate Programs

Telephone: 604 661 1725

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: acowan@farris.com

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As Manager, Student and Associate Programs, Alison oversees all student recruitment activities at the firm and works closely with the Director of Professional Development and Recruitment to manage the firm’s professional development programming.

Alison joined Farris in 2012 after practicing commercial and estate law and working as the Director of the Law Careers Office at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where she was responsible for overseeing the Faculty’s career education programming. She is a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the Professional Development Consortium (PDC) and is the past Chair of the NALP Canadian Working Group on Diversity.  She is an active volunteer with Access Pro Bono, the Lawyers Assistance Program, Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland BC and the South Vancouver Little League Association.

In 2013, Alison was the recipient of a NALP Service Excellence Award for her work with the Canadian Diversity Committee.


  • University of Victoria (LL.B., 2006)
  • University of British Columbia (B.A., 2003)

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2007)