Anthony Sangiuliano wins 2018-2019 Viscount Bennett Fellowship

  • April 19, 2018

OTTAWA – Anthony Sangiuliano of Maple, Ontario, has been selected as the 2018-2019 recipient of the $50,000 Canadian Bar Association Viscount Bennett Fellowship for graduate legal studies.

Mr. Sangiuliano is a student who combines a sophisticated philosophical mind with outstanding practical legal skills. Before turning his attention to the study of law, Mr. Sangiuliano’s studies focused on legal philosophy, earning him both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Toronto. At Osgoode Hall Law School, he was actively involved in the student community as a teaching assistant, a mooting coach, a member of the Faculty Council and as Executive Editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal.

Mr. Sangiuliano has consistently supplemented his professional education with a range of academic activities that have resulted in a multitude of awards and honours. He was awarded the Harold J. Rubenstein Prize in Civil Liberties, the J.S.D Tory Research and Writing Award, the F.W. Minkler Prize and the coveted Dean’s Gold Key, to name a few.

Presently Mr. Sangiuliano is a Ph.D student at Cornell University, where he is a graduate associate at the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality. His research focuses on the philosophical foundations of discrimination law.

“In my research I attempt to explain the wrong of discrimination by the state against citizens by developing a theory of the purpose of the constitutional right to equality. Anticipating the re-emergence of s.15 Charter litigation from its current state of dormancy, I aim to provide concrete, practical guidance to judges and lawyers by explaining how to assess a law’s impact in its social context when determining whether the law infringes the norm of substantive equality.”

The CBA Fellowship was established under the terms of a trust by former Prime Minister and CBA President Viscount Bennett. The first Fellowship was awarded in 1946. The Fellowship is awarded to a Canadian law student to encourage high standards of legal education, training, and ethics.

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.