The Allard School of Law at UBC is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from Roper Greyell in support of students. Half of the funds will be used to establish an endowed bursary in the firm’s name to allow the law school to actively seek out talented students who come from diverse backgrounds. This funding will be matched, dollar for dollar, by UBC’s Blue & Gold campaign for students. The balance will support the law school’s newly created Post-graduation Debt Repayment Assistance pilot program to support students in pursuing careers of their choice after law school, without the burden of debt impacting their choices.
“If we want to build for a better tomorrow, it’s important to invest in our students and provide the support they need,” said Michael Wagner, Partner, Roper Greyell LLP. “Our firm is proud of its long-standing relationship with UBC and we are thrilled to continue our support of the law school.”
In 2020, the law school will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Allard School of Law has set an ambitious goal to increase the financial accessibility of law school.
“The high costs of a legal education can deter promising students from applying to law school, which can in turn affect the diversity of the legal profession. Student debt constrains career choices, making social justice work and practice in underserved areas of the province less attractive to graduates. We are very grateful for Roper Greyell’s leadership of our 75th anniversary fundraising effort which aims to provide students with the resources they need,” said Dean Catherine Dauvergne.
In addition to this new commitment, Roper Greyell donated $150,000 to the law school’s building project and is an ongoing supporter of the law school’s Labour Arbitration Moot.
We are grateful to Roper Greyell LLP for their support of and commitment to the Allard School of Law at UBC.
Photo caption (left to right): Bobby Sangha (Associate, Roper Greyell), Michael Wagner (Partner, Roper Greyell), Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C. (Dean, Allard School of Law), Jennifer Devins (Partner, Roper Greyell), Christopher Munroe (Associate, Roper Greyell)