You're invited to UVic Law's 40th anniversary celebration on March 6-8!

Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8, 2015

UVic Law Celebrates 40 Years of Remarkable History, Academic Excellence and Societal Contributions

Professor Jeremy Webber
Dean, Faculty of Law
Invites you to attend a weekend-long celebration
to mark UVic Law’s 40th Anniversary

Faculty of Law

Friday, March 6, 2015: Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series
Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

John McLaren, Professor Emeritus, will give a lecture on “Judges Gone Wrong: Judicial Independence and Responsibility Past and Present”. There is no cost to attend this lecture but you must register online through the UVic’s Continuing Studies web site.

Friday, March 6, 2015: Open House
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dean’s Welcome Remarks at 5:15 pm
Appetizers & Cash Bar

Revisit the law school in the company of your fellow alumni, colleagues, friends, and current and past professors. Clare Jennings (’06) and Kimberly Henders Miller (’99) will be back in court…moot court, that is. Robbie Sheffman (’91) and his band Blind Elmo will go head to head with a current student band. Hamar Foster and John McLaren will lead us in skit nite songs. See photos and hijinks from across the ages, the beautifully renovated Diana M. Priestly Law Library, and the yet-to-be-renovated Moot Court (but that’s just to remind you what the place was like).

Saturday, March 7, 2015: Ball Hockey Tournament Fundraiser for The Law Centre
Lambrick Park Lacrosse Box, 4100 Lambrick Way
11:00 am– 1:00 pm

Join Mark Underhill (’95) in friendly game of lacrosse to support The Law Centre.  Registration fee is $100, with all funds donated to The Law Centre.  Contact Erin Hallett by e-mail ( or by telephone (250.853.3518) if you wish to participate.

Saturday, March 7, 2015: The Slaughter Cup
Velox Rugby Club, 3957 Gordon Head Road
2:00 pm

Cheer on UVic Law students as they battle UBC Law students in this annual rugby match.

Saturday, March 7, 2015: Anniversary Panel Lecture
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street

Join Anne Fraser (widow of founding Dean Murray Fraser – and heart and soul of the law school), Andrew Petter (‘81), Ron Skolrood (’86), Mila Shah (’12), Bill Neilson, and others, for an afternoon of stories of UVic Law from across the years.  Our own Laura Lynch (’88), CBC reporter and UVic alumna, will guide the discussion.

Tickets $10, including GST

Saturday, March 7, 2015: Founders' Dinner
6:00 pm Cocktails, 7:00 pm Dinner
Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street

This will be the culmination of the celebrations, with Attorney-General Suzanne Anton, UVic President Jamie Cassels, Judge Marion Buller (’87), Law Society Bencher Tony Wilson (’85) and Dean Jeremy Webber.

Tickets $125, including GST

Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Special room rates are available at the Inn at Laurel Point. 
Call 1 (800) 663-7667 or e-mail

Quote “40th Anniversary of UVic Faculty of Law” to obtain the special rate. 
For more information, kindly contact Erin Hallett, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Officer, by e-mail ( or by telephone (250) 853-3518.