Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Dear Class of 2018,

Congratulations on your acceptance to UBC Law! It is no easy feat to gain admittance at one of Canada’s top law schools, and you should be very proud.

My name is James Struthers, and I am the Student Orientation Coordinator. I am thrilled to welcome you to the Faculty, and I look forward to meeting all of you in the start of September. Orientation will run from Tuesday, September 1st to Friday September 4th, so please mark your calendars! I’m getting excited already, and I hope you are too.

What can you expect from O-Week? This is a week of social events, presentations by leaders in BC’s legal community, seminars on academic and career success and much, much more. You will meet many fellow law students and form friendships that may well last for a lifetime. You will meet and make merry with tremendously accomplished faculty members, leaders in the legal community, and alumni of Allard School of Law. You will learn about the wealth of extracurricular opportunities, and ways in which you can, from day one, begin to use your legal education to effect change. It is a very exciting start to a very exciting year, and we can’t wait for you to get here.

As the Orientation Team and I work to make this an incredible week, I will keep you up to date with everything you need to know about Orientation and your first year of law school. You will receive important emails periodically throughout the summer, but if you would like to gain information beyond these emails, check out the ‘Useful Links’ section on the orientation web-page, and make sure to join the Class of 2018 Facebook page!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at orientation@allard.ubc.ca. I would love to hear from you! Similarly, if you would like to take a tour of Allard Hall or get in touch with a Student Ambassador (an upper-year law student) via email, you can do so through the Allard School of Law Website.

Last but not least, enjoy your summer! The best way to prepare for the year ahead is to relax and spend time with family and friends. You will be tested this year, but the challenge is not without reward.

Looking forward to meeting you all and congratulations again!


James Struthers

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