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Queen’s Law launches its first privately funded Professorship

$1.5-million target met to establish David Allgood Professorship in Business Law

David Allgood, Law’74, shakes hands with Dean Bill Flanagan at the ‘Celebrate Queen’s Law’ alumni reception in Toronto, where the Allgood Professorship was officially launched on April 29.

David Allgood, Law’74, shakes hands with Dean Bill Flanagan at the ‘Celebrate Queen’s Law’ alumni reception in Toronto, where the Allgood Professorship was officially launched on April 29.

Queen’s Law has taken a major leap forward in solidifying its national role as a leader in business law. The Allgood Professorship – named in honour of David Allgood, Law’74, for his many contributions to the legal profession, the law school and the community – is supported by alumni, friends and corporate donors.

“This is one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in the history of Queen’s Law,” Dean Bill Flanagan says of the school’s latest milestone. “With an endowment of $1.5 million, the Faculty will recruit a leader of international stature for the Faculty’s business law program.”

The Professorship will enhance the Faculty’s teaching offerings and build its national and international reputation for research excellence in business law.

Honoree David Allgood retired from his long-standing tenure as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for the Royal Bank of Canada in April. Since 2006, he has been a key member of the Dean’s Council, as both Chair and Past Chair, and has led the Faculty in re-engaging alumni in the life of the school responding to a changing legal profession. His contributions to Queen’s Law, which also include teaching and mentoring students, have been enormous.

“It’s humbling to have the Professorship named after me,” says Allgood, who remains on the Dean’s Council as Past Chair, and was just appointed to the Queen’s Board of Trustees. “It’s the many supporters of Queen’s Law who made it happen.”

A number of significant gifts were received in support of the Allgood Professorship, which the Alberta Alumni Council adopted as its fundraising project. Law’84 launched a class giving campaign to support the Allgood Professorship in celebration of their 30th anniversary in 2014, and have raised a total of $200,000 with a goal of $250,000 for their 35th anniversary.

“I want to thank everyone who contributed,” says Allgood. “You have helped build the Dean’s vision for a Professorship into a reality.”

On May 8, the Board of Trustees will meet to formally create the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law.

For more information and the full list of donors, see the Allgood Professorship brochure.

To make a contribution, visit the “Give to Queen’s” page.