The Mitchell Gropper, QC Faculty Exchange Program
(Left to right): Dr. Peter Gropper, The Hon. Justice Risa Levine, Ms. Zoe Gropper, Mr. Mitchell H. Gropper, QC and The Hon. Justice Miriam Gropper
Thanks to generous donations from a committed group of supporters and volunteers, the faculty exchange program between the Faculty of Law at UBC and the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem now has the necessary funding to ensure the continuation of the program. This important program provides the opportunity to enhance the teaching and learning experience at UBC Law and the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through interdisciplinary study and international engagement.
UBC Law is delighted to name the faculty exchange program in honour of Mitchell Gropper, QC, for his ongoing commitment, support and leadership within the Jewish and legal communities.
The program was established in September 2010, providing participating professors with the opportunity to conduct a six or seven week course or seminar overseas. Both Faculties host an exchange professor, enriching students with international instruction and giving professors the opportunity to collaborate globally. Since the program began, each Faculty of Law has hosted three visiting professors from the other University.
About Mitchell Gropper, QC
Mitchell Gropper is a senior partner with the law firm Farris, which he joined in 1998 after practicing for 28 years with the Vancouver office of McCarthy Ttrault LLP. Prior to joining that firm, he was a professor in the Faculty of Law at Western University in London, Ontario. He is rated by LEXPERT as one of Vancouver's leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, mid-market advisory services, income funds and corporate commercial. He was named one of Canada's 40 "Deal-Makers", one of Canada's 100 most creative lawyers, one of Canada's 100 leading "cross-border" transaction lawyers, and was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2012 he was presented with a Lexpert Zenith Award which recognizes lawyers who demonstrate competitive excellence in law, strong community contribution, and mentorship. Mitchell is currently the Chair of the Board of the Federation of Jewish Community of Greater Vancouver, and until recently, was a director of the Arts Club Theatre and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jewish Foundation of Greater Vancouver.