Berger granted 2003 Law Society scholarship

The Benchers have awarded the $12,000 Law Society scholarship for graduate legal studies to Benjamin Lyle Berger in 2003.

Mr. Berger is the 2002 Law Society gold medallist for the University of Victoria Law School and currently serves as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada, Beverly McLachlin, PC.

Mr. Berger plans to pursue an LL.M. at Yale, researching the legal and social impact of "human dignity" in the law of criminal rights and defences, equality, property and civil liberties. He would like to continue his academic studies to a JSD degree (Doctor of Juridical Science) at Yale and then to a career in teaching and research as a professor of law in Canada.