2000 Law Society Scholarship

Bradley William Bryan is the recipient of the 2000 Law Society Scholarship of $20,000 for graduate legal studies.

Mr. Bryan is a 1998 graduate of the UVic law school. He clerked at the B.C. Court of Appeal and articled with the Sierra Legal Defence Fund prior to his call to the bar this March. He has a strong background in community service and helped found the UVic Environmental Law Centre, the Citizen's Council on Corporate Issues and the Student Legal Research Society to pair student researchers with lawyers.

Mr. Bryan will embark on post-graduate studies at the Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley in the field of jurisprudence and social policy, leading to the degree of Ph.D. He plans to study the evolution of property rights, with particular emphasis on how technology is affecting proprietary interests. He also intends to research Aboriginal conceptions of property rights with the goal of understanding how they relate to and differ from the common law view.

His time in California will be shared by his wife and young child and he plans to return home to B.C. to practise law.