News» Go to news main
KUDOS! Alumnus W. Paul Riley (LLB '95) appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Schulich School of Law would like to congratulate alumnus W. Paul Riley, QC (LLB ’95) for his appointment to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Riley will take the place of Madam Justice C. J. Ross, who became a supernumerary (part-time) judge in April 2016.
After graduating from the law school, Riley articled with the Department of Justice in Vancouver before assuming his role as Crown counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Over the course of his career, he appeared as lead counsel in a number of criminal and constitutional cases tried before the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2007, he became the head of the British Columbia Regional Office’s appeals group.
In the spirit of the Weldon Tradition of unselfish public service, Riley often volunteers with the Salvation Army’s B.C.-based Gateway of Hope homeless shelter and lends his expertise to an Access Pro Bono legal clinic.
- KUDOS! NSBS welcomes 62 new lawyers
- KUDOS! To Professor Bruce Archibald on his retirement
- In Memoriam: Charlotte Patricia Harris (LLB '57)
- Judges look to broaden their perspective by engaging African Nova Scotian community leaders
- KUDOS! Geordie Lounsbury receives 2018 Grad Class Ring
- In Memoriam: Retired professor and alumnus Peter Darby (LLB '58)
- In Memoriam: Former professor and alumnus Wylie Spicer (LLB '75)
- The recent Media & the Law Conference explored timely topics that impact journalists and the courts