Three-generation UBC law families: women and Aboriginals share their legacies

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Kwawkgewlth Chief Bill Wilson (UBC Law ’73) helped draft the first and only amendment to Canada’s Constitution and has fought for Aboriginal rights for decades. But he’s probably better known on the University of B.C.’s campus as co-founder of the law students’ annual tricycle race in the early 1970s.

Since then, he’s inspired two daughters to graduate from UBC Law and both are active leaders in Aboriginal rights issues.

Click this First Nations law family link to read my feature in the fall 2011 issue of UBC’s Law Alumni magazine.

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After serving a year in the Second World War, Valerie Taggart (UBC Law ’49) graduated from the second-ever law class at the University of British Columbia. She went on to become a lawyer and provincial court judge, inspiring both her daughter and granddaughter to follow in her career footsteps.

Click this Three-generation lawyers0001 link to read my feature in UBC Law Alumni magazine.

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