Dalhousie Law School National Historic Event

Halifax, Nova Scotia
View of the HSMBC plaque on a boulder in front of the University of Dalhousie, Law School (© Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, 1989)
View of the HSMBC plaque
(© Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, 1989)
Address : 6061 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1982-11-19

Other Name(s):
  • Dalhousie Law School  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 1982-032

Importance: First school of common law in the British Empire, 1883

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: Mounted on rock at front of Weldon Law Building, Front lawn of Schulish School of Law at Dalhousie University 6061 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Founded on permanent basis in 1883 under the direction of Professor R.C. Weldon, the law faculty of Dalhousie University soon became one of the foremost law schools in Canada. Its program, a balance of model for other university law theoretical and practical study, was schools and many of its graduating students subsequently became prominent in the legal profession and in politics in the maritime and western provinces. The Dalhousie Law School is the oldest faculty in Canada teaching in the traditions of the English common law.