Whether it’s hosting visiting scholars from Asia through our Centre for Asian Legal Studies or providing graduates with the opportunity to practice law in both Canada and Hong Kong through the Joint Legal Education Program with the University of Hong Kong, the Allard School of Law has benefited enormously from our relationship with our esteemed alumni and colleagues from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong alumni came together in 2011 to generously support the Hong Kong Alumni Student Lounge as part of the law school’s fundraising initiative for a new building. The Hong Kong Alumni Student Lounge is one of the most popular gathering places in the law school for students, faculty members, and visitors. It is truly wonderful to have a dedicated space in the law school that recognizes this important group.
Our goal is to work with our friends in Hong Kong to raise $250,000 to endow a bursary and provide a perpetual source of funding to benefit countless students in the future. Based on UBC’s current payout rate of 4%, an endowment of $250,000 will generate $10,000 annually in bursary support. On an annual basis, a portion of the investment income is recapitalized to grow the endowment and in turn increase funding for future generations.
Our 75th anniversary is your opportunity to make a life-changing impact and to shape the future of the legal profession for generations.