Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

About Vancouver & UBC

A Cosmopolitan Location

The city of Vancouver is the economic, cultural and educational center of British Columbia. A scenic, cosmopolitan city bordered on one side by rugged mountain wilderness and on the other by sparkling Pacific waters, Vancouver offers an unending variety of captivating sights and activities. Among the many popular destinations within a few minutes of the city center are Stanley Park, one of North America's largest urban parks, and North America's second largest Chinatown.

Established in 1915, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is the oldest university in the province, and with a full-time enrollment of over 44,000 students, it is the second largest in Canada. The picturesque campus is situated on the cliffs of Point Grey, amid the University Endowment Lands which offer extensive jogging and hiking trails, nature walks, and easy access to miles of beaches. There are also several cultural attractions within the university grounds, including the Museum of Anthropology and the Nitobe Japanese Gardens.

All classes for the summer program are held at the Law Faculty of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Program offices are located in the Criminal Law Centre, a few steps away from the Law Faculty. Students have access to the UBC library and study space in the program residence hall. All program facilities at UBC and nearly all Canadian public and private facilities are fully accessible to the handicapped. The UBC is located within a few miles of downtown Vancouver, and travel between the two is easy via public transportation.