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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 253 PETER A. ALLARD SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY NEWS By Simmi Puri and Abby Blinch* EDUCATING TOMORROW’S BUSINESS LAW PRACTITIONERS: SPOTLIGHT ON THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS LAW At least some readers of the Advocate will be familiar with the Allard School of Law’s Centre for Business Law (the “Centre”) through its many downtown lectures and events, which seek to bring together world-class academic expertise and the practitioner community. The Centre is just one of the ways in which Allard Law seeks to provide opportunities for faculty, students and members of the legal profession alike “to benefit from and contribute to the law school’s commitment to legal professional education, scholarship and the public interest”, in the words of one of the core values of our current Strategic Plan. The Centre is a vibrant intellectual hub for the scholarship and practice of business law and financial policy within Canada and internationally. It provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment for globally influential business law research and scholarship, outstanding educational programs to support students’ learning in business law and programming that fosters intellectual exchange among the Centre’s community members. With a new website (<www.allard.ubc.ca/centre-business-law>) and recent donation to support the Bobinski Business Law Clinic (the “Clinic”)— an integral program of the Centre—the Centre is entering an exciting new phase of its mission. To learn more about the Centre and the impact it is having on students, we spoke with the Centre’s Executive Director, Chiara Woods, and a former J.D. student who recently took part in the Clinic, Kevan Hanowski. * Simmi Puri is the communications manager at Allard School of Law and, while she is on a leave, Abby Blinch is holding the role.


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