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New UBC Law Building opens with Richards Buell Sutton Reading Room

Richards Buell Sutton is proud to be a recognized donor of the new law building at The University of British Columbia.  Today, the University opened the country’s first new purpose-built university law school building in 30 years, a $56-million facility made possible by the largest private fundraising effort for a Canadian law school building.  Richards Buell Sutton LLP contributed to the effort and were delighted to be on hand during the Opening Ceremonies and to get a closer look at the Reading Room named for the firm.

The Richards Buell Sutton Reading Room, is filled with natural light streaming through the two-story stained glass windows that overlook the North Shore mountains and the waters of Burrard Inlet.  Richards Buell Sutton is not only a donor of the law school, but many of the firm’s current members are UBC Alumni.  In fact, Richards Buell Sutton helped draft the original University Act, essentially establishing The University of British Columbia and have been University Solicitors since 1908.

Read the full media release from UBC Public Affairs here.

Original Announcement in UBC Law Newsletter, October 2007

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