THE ADVOCATE 75
VOL. 78 PART 1 JANUARY 2020
PETER A. ALLARD
SCHOOL OF LAW
By Catherine Dauvergne*
CELEBRATING OUR 75TH ANNIVERSARY
The law school at the University of British Columbia emerged from the long
shadow of World War II, founded with the ambition of educating returning
veterans. The first students began their studies in 1945 and graduated in
1948. Throughout our 75-year history, the law school’s innovative
researchers, inspiring teachers and outstanding graduates have made an
unparalleled impact on the world. Generation upon generation of our graduates
have become leaders in the legal profession, business and finance,
technology, public service, academia, government and many other fields.
Today, the Allard School of Law is among the world’s best law schools—a
reflection of the quality of our legal education and research, and the
strength of our students, faculty, staff and graduates.
In 2020, the law school will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, and we
invite you to join us in celebrating this significant milestone. Tickets are
now on sale for a gala dinner and awards evening presented by the Allard
Law Alumni Association. This special event will take place on Thursday,
April 30 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Celebrations will
also be taking place in cities around the world where our alumni live and
work, including Calgary, Toronto, New York, London and Hong Kong. We
have a number of exciting 75th anniversary lectures and conferences
planned throughout the year. In addition, we have a number of special initiatives
that alumni can participate in, including a time capsule and the
Allard School of Law’s History Project. Finally, to mark the occasion, the
Allard School of Law has launched a fundraising initiative to increase the
financial accessibility of law school. To learn more about our anniversary
activities, please visit <allard.ubc.ca/alumni/75th-anniversary>.
* Catherine Dauvergne is the dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.