UBC president addresses the Benchers

Professor Stephen ToopeProfessor Stephen Toope, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia since 2006, addressed the Benchers at the July 13 meeting. Toope emphasized the importance for law schools to prepare lawyers to be good citizens and to provide a solid grounding in logic, problem-solving, ethics, political and social organization and interpersonal relationships.

Toope also noted the increasing interaction between the UBC law school and other faculties, including the Sauder School of Business and the recent development of a national centre for business law at UBC. The centre will offer business law and finance policy education, support research and promote links with the business community