News Release
August 17, 2020

The Law Society congratulates essay contest winners and runners-up for their exceptional essays on the rule of law. The expanded contest this year included two topics and four cash prizes, $1,000 for each winner and $500 for each runner-up.

For the first topic on how government and/or corporate monitoring of social media adversely affects the rule of law, Tristan Byrne, grade 11 student at Vancouver Technical Secondary School, wrote the winning essay and Yuwen Zhang, grade 12 student at Gleneagle Secondary School in Coquitlam, wrote the runner-up essay.

For the second topic on how the rule of law is affected by a global pandemic, Shayel Fisher, grade 12 student at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School in Vancouver, wrote the winning essay and Amelia Hadfield, grade 12 student at Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, wrote the runner-up essay.

The full essays can be read on the Law Society’s website.

The Law Society launched the essay contest in 2015 to enhance students’ knowledge of the importance of the rule of law and to encourage participation in civic life.


For further information contact:

Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer