In Brief

QC nominations

The Attorney General’s office has sent out a call for nominations for Queen’s Counsel.

The honorary title of Queen’s Counsel recognizes exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. To make the appointment process more transparent and accessible, the Ministry of Justice has a formal system for nominating candidates. Anyone, outside of an immediate family member or candidates themselves, can make a nomination by filling out an online application form at

The deadline for nominations is October 12, 2012. Appointments are announced at the end of the year.

Law Foundation graduate scholarships at UVic

This past year, 13 University of Victoria law students received Law Foundation of BC graduate scholarships. This important Law Foundation program provides vital financial assistance to LL.M. and Ph.D. students.

Each recipient is engaged in interdisciplinary research that examines law within wider social, political, historical and ­economic contexts. The graduate research conducted by this accomplished group of students will contribute to many different areas of law.

The recipients of the scholarships are: Geoff Conrad, Alvaro Cordova, Aimée Craft, Chong Ke, Sarah Malan, Kaitlyn Matulewicz, Soudeh Nouri, Kerry Sloan, Daleen Thomas, Ikenna Ulasi, Michelle ­Zakrison, Agnieszka Zajaczkowska and Ania Zbyszewska.