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give law clinic students a huge advantage when applying for articles
because they know how to prepare for trials and hearings.
Glenn left Victoria in 1982 to pursue an LL.M. in public international law
at the London School of Economics. He returned as director of the clinic in
1985. Since 1992 he has taught every single clinical law term.
Glenn has been recognized for his teaching and community contributions
many times over the years. He was awarded the University of Victoria
Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching; the law faculty’s Terry J. Wuester
Award for excellence in teaching (chosen by students); the University of
Victoria Community Leadership Award, which acknowledged his exemplary
leadership in linking UVic and the community for the greater public
benefit; and the Victoria Bar Association’s Pamela Murray Award, which
recognized his high professional standards and substantial contributions to
the well-being of the local bar. And in 2013, Glenn was awarded the Georges
A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service for his contributions
to the legal profession and to B.C. residents—the highest honour that
can be bestowed by the CBABC.
Paul Pearson is an alumnus of UVic Law who practises in Victoria and
often teaches as a sessional instructor at the law school. He has also volunteered
as a supervising lawyer at the Law Centre with Glenn and was a student
there long ago. He had a lot of wonderful things to say about his
When you experience the Law Centre as a law student, you see why it is
consistently described as the best thing students did in law school. While
many students enter the program with a keen desire to put what they’ve
learned at UVic to practical use, they soon realize that the problems their
clients face are very, very real. Without the calm guidance of Glenn
Gallins, these problems could all too easily become overwhelming. Law
students who have completed a clinical term at the Law Centre are
changed people and carry with them lifelong empathy for the people in
society who most desperately need the courageous protection of lawyers.
Students in the clinical program work with staff lawyers Stephen Perks
(interim director) and Tybring Hemphill, both of whom have been mainstays
of the Law Centre for over 15 years and will continue with the legacy
that Glenn has left in his well-earned retirement. We hope that Glenn
enjoys some time with his feet up, satisfied with a long career that has
changed the lives of so many. His warmth, compassion and genuine kindness
will be sorely missed.
1. For more on the Law Centre, see “UVic Law Faculty
News: The Law Centre Turns 40” (2017) 75 Advocate