Tracy Wachmann


Tracy Wachmann is the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law’s first Public Interest Coordinator and works closely with UBC Law students, faculty members and the broader public interest community to support the needs of students who wish to pursue a public interest legal career.

Tracy obtained her B.A. in communications from Simon Fraser University in 1990, specializing in environmental risk perception.  After realizing that she could affect social change more readily through the field of law, Tracy obtained her LL.B. from U.B.C. in 1994.  Following a clerkship with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Tracy articled with a Vancouver litigation boutique firm, where she subsequently practiced general civil litigation and administrative law.  In 2001, Tracy chose to become a sole practitioner with a focus on administrative law.  

Tracy has a background in public interest environmental law in private practice, in association with public interest environmental law organizations and as a consultant with the Provincial Ministry of the Environment.  She has also worked very closely with grassroots public interest community groups in such diverse areas as land use planning and community support for families.

On board since: September 2010


  • West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund Society