2023 Essay Contest Winners

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Aboriginal Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Iulia Anescu - 2023
Les principes d’interprĂ©tation constitutionnelle pour comprendre le droit inhĂ©rent Ă  l’autonomie gouvernementale et ainsi justifier la lĂ©gitimitĂ© de sa reconnaissance (Available in French only)

Administrative Law – Paul Smith Memorial Award

2023 - no winner selected

Air and Space Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Matthew Ormsbee - 2023
Unlawful Seizure: The Legal Implications of Russia’s Re-Registration of Leased Aircraft

Dispute Resolution – James L. Thistle, K.C. Memorial Award

2023 - no winner selected

Business Law – Law Student Essay Contest

English Contest:

Fiona Lee - 2023
Which Test is Best? Materiality in ESG Related Misrepresentation Claims

French Contest:

2023 - no winner selected

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Robert Johnstone - 2023
The Secularization of Philanthropy: Examining the Potential Revocation of the Roman Catholic Church's Charitable Status

Child and Youth Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Tahwila Husaini - 2023
Employment Standards for Children in British Columbia Need to Change to Protect their Education and Safety Rights

Civil Litigation Section – Law Student Essay Contest

Marcie Gray - 2023
Hearsay in Civil Courts: Simplifying the Rules of Evidence to Enhance Justice for All

Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section – Law Student Essay Contest

Caitlin Wardrop - 2023
R v Sharma and Contextual Blindness

Construction and Infrastructure Law – The Atrium Law Student Essay Contest

Sara Haider - 2023
Defining Ownership in the Skies: Navigating the Complexities of Air Rights in Canada’s Urban Landscape

Elder Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Sara Haider - 2023
Silent Epidemic: The Alarming Rise of Elder Abuse and Urgent Need for Estate Law Reform

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law – Gowling WLG-David Estrin Prize

Rebecca Waxman - 2023
Rights of Nature for the Public: How the Public Trust Doctrine and Rights of Nature Movement Can Intersect for More Eco-centric Environmental Protections in International Environmental Law

Health Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Kieran Moloney - 2023
Evaluating the Efficacy of Health Care Cost Recovery Litigation in Canada

Intellectual Property –  Law Student Essay Contest

Thomas Nichini - 2023
Starting From the Land: The Case for Indigenous-led Approaches to Canada’s ABS Gap

International Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Henry Off - 2023
Translating Intent and the Conception of Desire in International Criminal Law

Labour & Employment Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Brietta Stewart - 2023
Introducing Intimacy Coordinators in Mainstream and Adult Entertainment Film Industries: Towards Legally Ensuring Performer Safety On-Set

Municipal Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Kala Bryson - 2023
Reconstructing the Role and Responsibility of Local Governments in Making the Built Environment Accessible

Privacy and Access Law – Law Student Essay Contest

Keita Szemok-Uto - 2023
We Are Not Ready for Deepfakes

Public Sector Lawyers Section – "In the Public Interest" Student Essay Contest

Grace Bryson - 2023
The Public in Action: the Potential for Public Inquiries to Realize Deliverative Democracy: A Case Study of the Mass Casualty Commission

Real Property Section – Real Property Law School Essay Contest

Heidi Young - 2023
Positive and Negative Freehold Covenants: Complicated Case History, Current Criticisms, & Suggested Reforms

Wills, Estates and Trusts Section – Section Essay Contest

Jessica Izard - 2023
Succession Planning for Family Farms

Women Lawyers Forum – "Writing Her In" Essay Contest

Amelia Eaton - 2023
Motherhood, Mass Incarceration, and Colonial Control: Problemitizing Current ‘Solutions’ to Indigenous Maternal Overincarceration

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