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For immediate release May 11, 2016

The Law Society congratulates winner and runner-up of the secondary school Magna Carta essay contest

Magna Carta essay contest winner and runner-up

Pictured left to right: Han Wei (Helen) Luo, Law Society President David Crossin, QC and Anushka Kurian.
Photo credit: Alistair for Ron Sangha Productions Ltd.

Vancouver, May 11, 2016 – The Law Society congratulates essay contest winner Han Wei (Helen) Luo, Law 12 student from Hugh McRoberts Secondary School in Richmond, and runner-up Anushka Kurian, Law 12 student from Hugh Boyd Secondary School in Richmond, for their exemplary essays on the topic of “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.” The full essays can be read on the Law Society’s website.

At the Bencher meeting on May 6, 2016, Luo and Kurian were introduced to the Benchers and President David Crossin, QC, presented them with their respective awards.

The Law Society launched the essay contest in March 2015 to acknowledge the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and to support the goal of raising public awareness of the importance of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice.

The Law Society of British Columbia upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons.


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