Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Alison Cowan, LL.B.

Director, Student Programs; Manager, Marketing

Telephone: 604 661 1725

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: acowan@farris.com

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

Alison joined Farris in 2012 after practicing law in Victoria and working as the Director of the Law Careers Office at the University of Victoria, where she was responsible for overseeing the Faculty of Law’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)