Teagan Markin awarded the 2021 Viscount Bennett Fellowship

  • May 03, 2021

OTTAWA – The Canadian Bar Association’s Fellowship Committee has selected Teagan Markin to receive the 2021-2022 Viscount Bennett Fellowship for her graduate legal studies.

Ms. Markin is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law and is currently an associate with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. The Fellowship will help support her graduate studies this fall at Harvard Law School, where her work will explore progressive constitutional law principles that support important collective objectives, such as substantive equality, freedom of expression and the protection of public health.


“Teagan Markin is an extraordinarily talented lawyer, researcher and writer, with an absolutely brilliant mind. She has been described as bringing a mixture of intellectual excitement, modesty and quiet confidence to her academic work, with a breathtaking ability to unravel all the textures of any issue - brilliantly and compellingly. Unparalleled in her academic excellence, Ms. Markin also exhibits unbounded empathy, kindness, and humility. Ms. Markin is certain to make an enormous contribution to the development of constitutional law in Canada. The CBA is proud to support the work of such an incredibly stellar legal scholar.” - CBA Viscount Bennett Fellowship Selection Committee.

“I believe that we have the ability, and the obligation, to interrogate the law and ensure that it continues to reflect our modern vision for a fair and equitable society. I look forward to contributing to that work as a recipient of this award.” – Teagan Markin, Viscount Bennett Fellowship Winner.

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

Quick Facts

  • Ms. Markin earned her J.D. at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, where she made the dean’s list in each of the three years of the program, as well as numerous awards for high standing in her studies
  • She earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Manitoba
  • She practices law with Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP with a focus on constitutional & administrative law disputes and provides pro bono representation to public interest clients.
  • She clerked for Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella in 2017-2018
  • She is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • The Viscount Bennett Fellowship carries a value of $25,000

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