Peter A Allard School of Law

Strategic Plan

Message from Dean Catherine Dauvergne

One of my first initiatives as incoming Dean in 2015 was to launch a new strategic planning process. Through consultation with members of our community, the strategic planning committee (made up of student, faculty and staff representatives) worked to identify priorities for the Allard School of Law over the next five years. I am grateful to all who participated in this process and shared your thoughts and insights.

The Allard School of Law is on an exciting trajectory. Our vision is far-reaching, and, as you will see below, our core values open up onto an ambitious range of action items in a Strategic Plan that is both inspiring and concrete.  As we work towards implementing the plan, I invite conversations with all who are interested in the mission of the law school about ways we can work together in reaching our common aspirations.


The Peter A. Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university, situated on traditional ancestral and unceded Musqueam lands in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we offer an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal education with an awareness of the role of law in society and a commitment to the rule of law and access to justice.


Core Values

Reaching Out and Welcoming In: We welcome students, alumni, the profession, visiting scholars and civil society groups to the Allard Law community through accessible and meaningful opportunities to benefit from and contribute to the law school’s commitment to legal and professional education, scholarship and the public interest.   

Building Community: We foster a collegial and collaborative environment in which students, faculty and staff participate in a supportive, inclusive and respectful community that celebrates diverse contributions and abilities.   

Teaching and Learning: We provide an exceptional and inspiring legal education that enables students to excel in the practice of law, academic leadership and public service.   

Conducting Research and Disseminating Knowledge: We create and disseminate research with local, national and global impact that strengthens the law school`s standing as a centre of exceptional legal research.

Action Plan

The Allard School of Law is proud of the quality of the legal education we offer and of the excellent research we produce. This Strategic Plan identifies projects and actions that will allow us to build on our success.


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