Allard School of Law Milestones

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The University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law is committed to continuing to build a vibrant law school community that celebrates and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Part of working towards this important goal means ensuring that individuals from groups that have been...

In the spring of 2020, students, staff and faculty at the Peter A. Allard School of Law found themselves in uncharted territory as a novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe forced the cancellation of in-person classes and a switch to remote learning.

March 13, 2020 marked the last...

The following is a message shared with the alumni community by Dean pro tem Janine Benedet in January, 2021.

The end of 2020 marks the end of a significant milestone year for the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In 2020, we recognized the 75th anniversary of the law school with a number of...

On January 4, 2019, the Peter A. Allard School of Law welcomed the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin to deliver an engaging public lecture on her impressive legal career, including her tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Students, faculty, and members of the public filled...

The Class of 1959 celebrated their 60-year reunion over the weekend of May 17th, 2019. Those in attendance reminisced about their law school journeys over the course of a wine and cheese event in West Vancouver and a celebratory dinner at the Terminal City Club.

Members of this...

The Class of 1979 celebrated their 40-year reunion on May 24th, 2019. The graduating class gathered at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club where they recalled their fond memories of law school.

Notable alumni from the Class of 1979 include...

On September 25, 2019, the Peter A. Allard School of Law gratefully accepted a generous donation from Richards Buell Sutton LLP (“RBS”) to support the continual operation of the law school’s Business Law Clinic. The significant $250 000 gift will permit the Business Law Clinic to operate over...

The Peter A. Allard School of Law is incredibly honoured to accept a $1 million gift from the estate of Nancy Wiggs to establish the Nancy E. R. Wiggs Entrance Scholarship.

There are few names as well known within the Peter A. Allard School of Law community as Nancy Wiggs. The beloved...

On March 15-16, 2019, three JD students from the Peter A. Allard School of Law competed in the inaugural Canadian Competition Law Moot at the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. Victoria Wicks, Jonah Brook, Hannah Thomson, and Dylan Williams made the Allard School of Law proud winning...

In March, 2019, the Indigenous Law Students’ Association (ILSA) hosted its inaugural reception and fundraiser at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. The event serves to not only raise funds for bursaries, but also to honour outstanding figures in the local legal community who demonstrate stellar...

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