UBC Law Class of 1970 Reunion

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Dear Classmates of the UBC Law Class of 1970,

The UBC Law Class of 1970 reunion committee invites you and your guest to join us on September 19th, 2015 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of our graduation. The event will begin with a guided tour of the spectacular Peter A. Allard School of Law Building and a reception in the faculty lounge. Following the Allard Hall visit, dinner will be held at another stunning new building on campus – the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

Looking back at what happened from 1967 to 1970:
Our class graduated with 136 men and 5 women; we attended classes in WW II army huts; Tony Hooper was then teaching Real Estate Transactions; in our second year, there was an influx of new profs, mainly in section 3; first-year moots were despairingly argued before benches of drunk third-year students; the law women won the floor hockey title in women’s intramural competition; the university main-frame computer was in a large room with metal cabinets containing reel-to-reel tapes; the law library was in four rooms and had an index card catalogue.

To appropriately mark our 45th anniversary, and in the spirit of philanthropy, we encourage you to consider this celebration as an opportunity to give something back to the faculty that brought us all together. Therefore, we invite all of you to give as generously as you can to the Graduating Class of 1970 Bursary. Gifts will go towards providing vital financial support for law students, both now and in the future. By supporting student bursaries, we help talented people achieve ambitious goals and fulfill the promise of their careers, their fields of study, and our society. Since establishment, at our 30th reunion in Harrison Hot Springs, this endowed bursary has provided 12 awards totalling $12,546 to deserving students who faced financial challenges in continuing their legal education.

Please click on the REGISTER button below to RSVP for the event and to make your donation.


The registration fee of $158.00 per person includes reception, dinner, GST, and gratuity.  There will be cash bars at both the reception and the dinner.  UBC will send you confirmation of your booking once your payment by credit card is received.

4pm Tour of Peter A. Allard School of Law Building, 1822 East Mall

5pm Reception in faculty lounge

The plan is to walk along East Mall from the Law School to the Alumni Centre.

7pm Dinner at Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard.

Nearest parking for the law school is North Parkade.

Nearest parking for the alumni centre is Health Sciences Parkade.

Campus map: www.maps.ubc.ca

If you would like to spend some time on campus earlier in the day, then consider these attractions:

1.  Beaty Museum of Biodiversity

Hours 10am – 5pm; $12 adult & $10 concession; check website for tours etc.;

Nearest parking: Health Sciences Parkade

2.  UBC Botanical Garden, Green Canopy Walk, and Nitobe Garden

Combined admission for all 3 sections $24 adult & $18 concession.

Hours for Botanical and Nitobe Gardens 9:30am – 5pm

Canopy Walk ( within Botanical Garden) 10am – 4pm.

Check website for tours, etc.

Botanical garden has free parking and nearest parking for Nitobe is Fraser River Parkade

3.  Museum of Anthropology

Hours: 10am – 5pm

Admission $16.75 adult & $14.50 concession

Nearest parking is Rose Garden Parkade.


GOLF: anyone interested in playing golf in the morning should contact Robin Macfarlane at macfarlane@owenbird.com
Join us as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the UBC Law Class of 1970.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the reunion committee.

Your reunion committee: Brian Abraham, Joost Blom, John Eckersley, Eugene Kwan, Brian Webster, and Angela White.