March 14, 2018
The Allard School of Law at UBC is pleased to announce a total gift commitment of $450,000 from Lawson Lundell LPP. Of this, $375,000 will establish a new faculty position, and $75,000 will provide funding for a $15,000 annual entrance scholarship.
“We have always been impressed by the high caliber of graduates that come out of the Allard School of Law, and often look to this talented group of students to join our firm,” said Clifford Proudfoot, Managing Partner of Lawson Lundell LLP. “We are equally impressed with the law school’s faculty members and their passionate and innovative approach to teaching the next generation of legal professionals.”
Hiring in the area of business law is a strategic priority for the law school. The Lawson Lundell UBC Professorship in Business Law will expand the number of faculty members affiliated with the Centre for Business Law at the Allard School of Law. This position will enhance the Centre’s ability to offer outstanding educational programs to support students’ learning in business law and the advancement of business law scholarship through leading-edge research.
In 2011, Lawson Lundell LLP established an entrance scholarship in the firm’s name, the first full-tuition scholarship supported by a law firm. The firm’s renewed commitment of this important award enables the Allard School of Law to continue to recruit the best and brightest students and to address the issue of access to legal education.
“The Allard School of Law is grateful for the leadership and commitment of Lawson Lundell LLP to our students and faculty members,” said Dean Catherine Dauvergne. “This gift marks another step in the firm’s on-going broad support of the law school, and helps to ensure that the law school continues to offer the very best in teaching, learning, and research.”
We would like to thank Lawson Lundell LLP for its commitment and support of the students at the Allard School of Law at UBC.