Dean Ivan Rand, Josephine Spencer Niblett and John J. Robinette (Treasurer of Law Society of Upper Canada) at the official opening of the Faculty of Law building in 1961.
- International focus grows as Law marks 50 years
Talk to anyone affiliated with Western's law school in its early years and they'll tell you it was an exciting time. A new school with small class sizes and a friendly ambience - those were some of the hallmarks of Western Law when it was founded in 1959. [read more]
- Read the London Free Press feature "Western Law school marks 50 years"
Celebrating 50 great years
The Faculty of Law, founded in 1959, has come a long way in the past half century. Our programs are now among the most innovative and internationally focused of any law school in Canada. Our faculty members are engaging as scholars within a global context, while our student body is more diverse than it has ever been. At the same time we continue to keep the culture instilled by our founding Dean, Ivan C. Rand.
We are proud of our alumni (now numbering over five thousand) who make such valuable contributions to society not only in the practice of law, but also in business, and in community and public service.
We hope you will join us in celebrating 50 great years!
Please join us at the upcoming events celebrating our 50th anniversary
September 17, 2009 Pensa Lecture in Human Rights (The Hon. Justice Richard Goldstone )
October 1, 2009 50th Cocktail Reception, The University of Western Ontario
October 3, 2009 Homecoming weekend - Dean's Breakfast and Tour of the Law School
October 16 - 17 "Law and Governance in Britain", a symposium sponsored jointly with the Department of History
October 31, 2009 Labour Law Conference
November 12, 2009 The Steven Coxford Lecture (Prof. Jeremy Waldron, New York University)
March 2010 Alumni Denning Night in Toronto
April 29, 2010 "Golden Anniversary Reception", Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Stay tuned for details about celebrations in Calgary, New York, Ottawa and Hamilton.
More than 250 guests gathered for the Western Law Alumni Dinner on April 14 to kick-off Western Law's 50th anniversary year. The event also honoured Doug Ferguson '81 with the Alumni Award of Distinction. Read full story and view photos of the event
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Supporting Western Law
The centrepiece of our celebratory year is to establish a Golden Anniversary Fund
which will provide support for student programs including:
exchange programs, international internships and our mooting program.
Learn more about how you can support Western Law
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