July 16, 2018

Vancouver, July 16, 2018 — The Law Society has awarded two scholarships aimed at helping outstanding law students pursue their university studies.

The Law Society Indigenous Scholarship was awarded to Christina Gray, a member of the Tsimshian Band of Lax Kw’alaams Dene from Lutel’ke and Metis. She obtained her undergraduate law degree from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2013 and is currently working as a senior research associate at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario. She will be attending the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law LLM program, where she plans to study the overlapping and distinct legal characteristics of Indigenous legal orders within existing cases at federal and provincial human rights tribunals.

The Law Society Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies was awarded to Gabriella Jamieson, who graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2016, and is currently a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. Jamieson will be attending McGill University’s Faculty of Law in September to pursue a LLM in comparative law. Her research will focus on reconciliation through the reinterpretation of s. 35 of the Constitution Act, which recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Further details of the Law Society Indigenous Scholarship and the Law Society Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies are available on the Law Society website.

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For further information contact:

David Jordan
Communications Officer
604.443.5708
djordan@lsbc.org