Faculty of Law
As the Initiative Campaign concludes, I remain most grateful for the outpouring of support the Faculty of Law received from our many Queen’s Law alumni and friends. The Campaign started shortly after I began my tenure as Dean in 2005, and over the past 10 years I have been privileged to be in a position to watch the transformative results of your generosity and the growing culture of philanthropy among our graduates.
During the campaign the Faculty of Law raised over $12 million, well over our $10 million campaign goal. Key campaign goals included raising over $1 million in support for the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, established in 2010 and now Canada’s leading nexus of thought in workplace law.
We raised over $1.5 million to establish our first privately funded Professorship, the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law. Mohamed Khimji, a leading business law scholar, joined the Faculty in 2016 as our inaugural Allgood Professor. Under his leadership, the business law program at Queen’s will continue to grow, putting Queen’s Law at the forefront of business law teaching and scholarship in Canada.
In 2016, we also welcomed the first holder of our Robert Sutherland Graduate Fellowship, named after one of the key figures in Queen’s history and the first black lawyer in British North America. With a $200,000 endowment, the Sutherland Fellowship will help support a student from Sutherland’s birthplace in the Caribbean to pursue graduate work at Queen’s Law.
We have also seen our building transformed – major renovations to all our classrooms, the moot court room and the $1.7 million revitalization of the lower floor of Lederman Library into the Queen’s Law Learning Commons, one of the showpieces of the Faculty and a unique and innovative learning space.
Your generous support of the Queen’s Law Clinics helped us to fund the co-location of our five legal aid clinics in a beautifully renovated space in downtown Kingston, providing enhanced learning opportunities for our students and improved service to local residents.
You have also demonstrated your remarkable support for our students, with over $4 million in gifts in support of student financial aid and internships, our moot program, and international study opportunities for our students.
Your gifts have a profound and ongoing impact in the lives of our students and the future of our school. Please accept my heartfelt thanks on behalf of all of us at Queen’s Law.
Dean, Queen’s University Faculty of Law