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Alumni Relations Stay in Touch

Erin Hallett, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Officer. lawalum@uvic.ca

By the time you read this, I will have left UVic Law for an alumni relations job with Birkbeck College, University of London. Both the job, and the opportunity to live overseas, fulfil longtime goals of mine. I joined UVic Law in 2011. My role was brand new to the Faculty and I was hired to foster ongoing, reciprocal relationships between you and the law school. In four years, we have seen relationships with our alumni thrive and grow. You have hosted Class reunions, volunteered your time with the Law Careers and Law Admissions offices, provided your feedback, written articles for Vistas, and supported the law school financially. I wish I could thank each of you individually. Your commitment helps UVic Law maintain its academic excellence, supports its collaborative and inclusive learning environment, and creates a strong foundation for the future. We have a lot to celebrate in this issue! In March, over 200 alumni returned to Victoria and attended UVic Law’s 40th anniversary weekend. A huge thank you to everyone who attended. There were many memorable moments but a particular highlight was listening to founding Dean Murray Fraser’s wife, Anne Fraser, share stories from the earliest days of the law school during the Saturday afternoon panel discussion. Anne was joined by several other alumni and friends, including former Dean Andrew Petter (’81) and Justice Ron Skolrood (’86). This issue contains snapshots from the 40th anniversary celebrations for those of you who couldn’t attend, including this link to a video of the panel discussion.

This issue also features our alumni who practice in the dynamic field of business law. We profile their accomplishments and learn how their time at UVic Law has contributed to their professional success. I met with Jason Kitts (’98) in London and discussed his international business law career and the role attending UVic Law played in it. UVic Law is an extraordinary place. I started this job with a list of over 3,500 strangers and I am proud to write that I now consider many of you friends. It was a privilege to be part of the UVic Law community and I will always be grateful for the time I spent here. I encourage you to stay connected and involved with the law school. UVic Law needs your engagement and I hope you will continue to embrace and develop your connections with each other and with the law school.

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Erin Hallett Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Officer

Vistas. The UVic Law Alumni Magazine.

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Profile for UVic Law

UVic Faculty of Law - Vistas Alumni Magazine (Spring 2015)  

UVic Faculty of Law - Vistas Alumni Magazine (Spring 2015)