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About Allard School of Law

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Created in 1945, the Allard School of Law is currently the third ranking legal institution in Canada and 22nd in the world.  The faculty of the law is currently located at Allard Hall, a new building that was officially opened on September 23, 2011.  Allard Hall replaced the recently demolished Curtis Building, that was the location of the UBC Faculty of Law from 1951 up until 2009, and was built on the same property that the Curtis Building previously occupied.

Under the motto of fiat justitia ruat cœlum, meaning “Let justice be done though the heavens fall,” the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia  is one of the largest English language legal programs in Canada, with over 600 law students. The institutions current dean is Dr. Catherine Dauvergne, who was appointed in 2015.  Among other things, the faculty has courses emphasizing Pacific Rim issues,business law, tax law, environmental and natural resource law, aboriginal law, and feminist law.

It’s offered programs and degrees include:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) program
  • Graduate degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Graduate Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.)
  • Doctorate (Ph. D.) degree

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