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Law 125 Gala Dinner

Law 125 Gala

Celebrate 125 years of UNB law with fellow classmates, colleagues and friends. The evening will include a special address from graduate and former Dean of UNB Law, the Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan (LLB 1981), Premier of Prince Edward Island, as well as the presentation of the Ilsa Greenblatt Shore Distinguished Graduate Award to The Honourable Madam Justice Margaret E.L. Larlee (LLB 1974, LLD 2002).

Join us as we celebrate 125 years of UNB Law!

Proceeds from the 125 Gala will support the Law 125 Opportunities Fund for initiatives in the Faculty of Law that enhance the student experience and build on our reputation of excellence.

A special room rate is available at the Delta Fredericton and can be booked online.  

To support the Law 125 Opportunities Fund visit our secure page or call 506-453-5053.

Note: A limited number of rooms are available at the Delta Fredericton for $157, please call (506) 457-7000 and ask for "UNB Law."

Keynote speaker

The Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, CM, OPEI, MLA (LLB 1981) 

Prior to entering provincial politics, Wade served as the University of Prince Edward Island President from 1999 to 2011. During that time, UPEI rose in stature regionally and nationally, made dramatic strides in research and development, and placed enhanced emphasis on community engagement. Wade MacLauchlan

Previously, he was Dean of Law at the University of New Brunswick from 1991 to 1996 and a professor of law at Dalhousie University.

Wade authored the political biography of Alex B. Campbell, Prince Edward Island's longest-serving premier, entitled Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked the Cradle. He spent three years researching, interviewing Islanders and writing the political biography, which covers the most transformative period in modern Island history. 

He completed his early education in Stanhope before studying at the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of New Brunswick, and Yale University. 

Wade was named to the Order of Canada in 2008 and to the Order of Prince Edward Island in 2014.

He has extensive community involvement, including serving as a member of the local council in the Community of North Shore; co-chairing the Georgetown Conference; serving as a board member of the Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities; and serving on the boards of several large philanthropic foundations. 

Premier MacLauchlan has deep roots in Prince Edward Island. He was born in Stanhope and today resides just a few miles away in West Covehead, with his partner Duncan McIntosh.

Ilsa Greenblatt Shore Award Recipient 

The Honourable Madam Justice Margaret E.L. Larlee (LLB 1974, LLD 2002)

The Honourable Madam Justice Margaret Larlee embodies the qualities that the Ilsa Greenblatt Shore Distinguished Graduate Award was created to Justice Larlee celebrate. She is a proud UNB Law alumna with an impeccable record of public and community service and has demonstrated her capacity for excellence repeatedly, both in the field of law and in her commitment to education and human rights.  

Madam Justice Larlee earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from UNB in 1974. After working in private practice and for the Government of New Brunswick, in 1985 she became the first woman appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick. With this appointment, she began a judicial career that was grounded in years of experience at the highest level of legal practice. In recognition of her excellence in this area, Madam Justice Larlee was appointed to the position of Justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick in 1998. Once again, she was the first woman appointed to that Court, and remained the sole woman until 2009. Today, she serves as the senior member of that Court, after the Chief Justice.

Madam Justice Larlee has given tirelessly of her time and talent to the betterment of the law, the improvement of advocacy, and the health and vibrancy of New Brunswick and the country. She has lectured at countless conferences, both within the province and nationally. She is former international director and present member of the Canadian Chapter of the International Women Judges Association, one of the primary focuses of which is education with emphasis on the promotion of judicial independence and human rights. She was also instrumental in setting up a mentorship program for judges of the Court of Appeal and law students from UNB and l’Université de Moncton. She is past Chair of the Judges Technology Advisory Committee of the Canadian Judicial Council, and past co-Chair of the New Brunswick Electoral Boundaries Commission. She is currently Chair of the Federal Judicial Appointments Committee for New Brunswick, a member of the Solicitor’s Journal Board and is one of only a few non-Chief Justices to sit on the Public Information Committee with the Canadian Judicial Council

In recognition of her many accomplishments, Madam Justice Larlee was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal as well as an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from UNB 2002. She also received the CBA New Brunswick Branch’s Distinguish Service Award in 2009. 

Gala Committee 

A special thanks to our Law 125 Gala committee who have made this event possible.



To reserve a table of 8, please email or call 506-453-4533 (view current registrants)