Do you remember singing along to Bryan Adams and Parachute Club? How about watching Hill Street Blues and The Paper Chase (“You teach yourselves the law, but I train your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush; you leave thinking like a lawyer.”)? In 1984 Apple released the first Macintosh computer and Gremlins, Ghostbusters, and The Karate Kid were blockbusters. Prince Harry was born in 1984, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Brian Mulroney was elected Prime Minister and, most important of all, we graduated Law School!
The Class of 1984 Reunion Committee has already started thinking about our 40-Year Milestone Reunion and we want to celebrate this momentous occasion by raising $250,000, or about $36,000 per year from now until 2024, toward the Steven Volrich Memorial Bursary. To date, our endowment has provided 30 awards, which have been life-changing for many recipients—especially since students with disabilities face challenges that could otherwise exclude them from law school. However, given current law school tuition rates, an increase is greatly needed.
Please make a donation to the Steven Volrich Memorial Bursary. The easiest way to give is a small, automatic monthly donation. Some of your classmates have already pledged amounts ranging from $10 to $100 per month. We hope you will join them so they can achieve widespread class participation. This campaign will continue until your 2024 reunion, when the total amount raised will be announced.
Diane Bell, QC
Anna Fung, QC
Anne Giardini, OC, OBC, QC
Jane Shackell, QC