Law Society Scholarship awarded for 2011

Jennifer Lee-Ann SmithThe $12,000 Law Society Scholarship encourages and financially assists a law graduate to complete a full-time program of graduate legal studies that will benefit the student, the province and the legal profession in BC.

Jennifer Lee-Ann Smith is the recipient of the scholarship for 2011. She has completed the required course work for the LL.M. program at UVic, and is in the process of writing her thesis on climate change and forest carbon. More specifically, her work explores the influence of governance arrangements on environmental and social sustainability commitments within voluntary forest carbon standards.

Smith intends to continue her legal education in BC through the pursuit of a Ph.D. in the area of climate change and human rights, with a focus on legal approaches to creating proactive means of dealing with climate refugees and other environmentally displaced populations.

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