UBC Law receives $1 million gift towards new facility

December 12, 2007

UBC's Faculty of Law has received a $1 million gift from the national law firm Davis LLP and the founder's grandson, Irwin Davis, towards a new building project.  The new building will include a student lounge named for the firm, as well as space for 50 faculty, 600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.  The facility will bring additional classroom space, student services space, moot court space, a larger library and new research space.  Construction will begin in 2009 and is scheduled to take 18 months.