UBC Law recently celebrated a major milestone: the opening of Allard Hall on September 23.
“Today, the University of British Columbia opened the country’s first new purpose-built university law school building in 30 years, a $56-million facility made possible by the largest private fundraising effort for a Canadian law school building.
With powerful learning and sustainability features, Allard Hall – named after donor and alumnus Peter A. Allard – will advance legal research and education in Canada, expand the UBC Faculty of Law’s presence in the community and honour its ties to B.C. FirstNations.”
At 141,00 square feet, Allard Hall is LEED Gold certified and its carbon footprint will be as much as 87% smaller than that of an equivalent conventional building.
It is now home to a new state-of-the-art law library, the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, the UBC chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, the UN-affiliated International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, and the BC Law Institute.