Richard Price, LLB 1988This donor profile is from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Nexus.

It's been more than two decades since Richard Price, LLB 1988, completed law school and launched a corporate career that's taken him from Toronto to Singapore to London, where he currently heads the European capital markets practice at Shearman and Sterling LLP. But his far-reaching success hasn't taken him far from the Faculty of Law. On the contrary, Price is spearheading the building campaign among alumni in the UK, along with Gord Haskins, LLB 1991, and Stewart Robertson, LLB 1986.

"I believe the University of Toronto's reputation is growing in the UK," Price says. "Many of the law firms here, including mine, have a very positive impression of the school and actively recruit U of T law grads."

And when they arrive, those graduates can count on a warm welcome. Some 75 alumni currently live and work in the region and the group is more connected than ever, Price says.  They tend to gather at least once year, when Dean Mayo Moran comes to town.

"We are a small community in a very large city," he says. "I continue to draw inspiration and learn from being around these people."

Among his favorite experiences at law school, Price counts Prof. Alan Mewett's "highly entertaining" criminal procedure course, the Law Follies, and the pinball machine in the common room where he and fellow classmates spent many hours socializing and relieving stress.  Now, he says, it's time for the next generation to make their own memories.

"I feel very privileged to have gone to U of T law school," he says. "The new facilities will no doubt provide an even more inspiring environment for students and faculty to work, and to interact with each other and the broader community."

By Karen Gross and Lucianna Ciccocioppo / Photo by David Banks