2008 Law Society Scholarship

Law Society President John Hunter, QC presents a cheque for $12,000 to Abeer HasanLaw Society President John Hunter, QC presents a cheque for $12,000 to Abeer Hasan, winner of the 2008 Law Society of BC Scholarship.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, Abeer Hasan has practised civil and criminal litigation with the Vancouver firm of Guild Yule LLP since her admission to the Bar in 2005. Hasan plans to pursue an LL.M in international criminal law, building the foundation for an active career of practice and policy development in this new and important area of international law. Her interest was sparked mid-way through her LL.B program, when she interrupted her studies to work as an intern at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania.

In her letter of reference, University of Victoria law professor Dr. Elizabeth Adjin Tettey noted the impact of that experience on Hasan: “She was certainly a changed person when she returned to Canada… She was particularly moved by the stories of the victims of atrocities in the genocide that occurred in Rwanda and she was committed to making a difference in any way that she could.”