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Another important part of celebrating our 75th anniversary milestone
was the continued expansion of the Allard Law History Project. Throughout
2020, we continued to document the memories and experiences of the faculty,
staff and alumni who volunteered to participate, thereby contributing
to a rich repository of interviews and profiles that preserves the history of
the law school.
Finally, the 75th anniversary also presented us with an inspiring opportunity
to support students. The Allard School of Law is committed to
actively seeking out talented students from diverse backgrounds, regardless
of their financial circumstances. That means student financial aid is always
needed. The occasion of our 75th anniversary inspired our alumni community
and other generous donors to give over $265,000 to our special anniversary
bursaries providing financial aid for Allard Law students. Those gifts in
turn helped us raise over $84,000 in matching funds from UBC, resulting in
almost $350,000 in new financial aid for our students.
We are deeply grateful for our community’s willingness to support the
effort to help remove students’ financial obstacles to completing their legal
We are immensely proud of our 75 years as a law school and the ways in
which our faculty and graduates have contributed to the development of the
law in British Columbia and beyond, increased access to justice and taken
up leadership roles in the legal profession. We thank everyone in our community
who joined in during 2020 to help us mark this milestone.