AWARDS

The LSS distributes five awards yearly:

  • Society of the Year Award

  • Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law

  • Hannah and Harold Barnett Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Graduating Class Appreciation Award

Society of the Year

The Society of the Year is selected in accordance with Regulation 5 of the LSS Constitution. It is awarded to the society or committee that made the greatest contribution to the Schulich School of Law in that year. All societies registered with the LSS are eligible to apply. Societies will be invited to submit a one-page summary of their year's work in the spring, and the winning society will be chosen by the Dean. The winning society is awarded with $300 for their society fund.

The 2019-2020 joint winners of this award are DILSA, DBLSA, and DFLA.

Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law

The Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law is awarded to the graduating student who is the most supportive of fellow students during the course of their education at the Schulich School of Law. This is awarded at Spring Convocation. The winner is selected in accordance with Regulation 5 of the LSS Constitution

Nominations from graduating students will open in March in the form of a one-page nomination sheet (students may not nominate themselves), and the winner will be selected by the LSS Executive. More information on this prize and other Schulich School of Law discretionary prizes can be found here.

The 2020 Winner of this award is Rebecca Kirkwood.

Hannah and Harold Barnett Excellence in Teaching Award

The Hannah and Harold Barnett Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to a 1L professor. Each section collectively puts forward a nomination for a professor, and a winner is chosen by the Teaching Awards committee, chaired by the LSS Vice President Academic.

The 2019-2020 winner of this award is Professor Diana Ginn.

Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award

The Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to any professor. Nominations are solicited from all students, and a winner is chosen by the Teaching Awards committee, chaired by the LSS Vice President Academic.

The 2019-2020 winner of this award is Professor Colin Jackson.

Graduating Class Appreciation Award

The Graduating Class Appreciation Award accepts nominations from 3L students of Schulich School of Law Faculty and Staff members that they want to show their appreciation for before departing. The winner is awarded a Class Ring at the annual Grad Gala in May.

 

The winner of this award from the Class of 2020 is Geordie Lounsbury.

2020 Society of the Year Winners: 
Dalhousie Black Law Students Association (top), Dalhousie Feminist Law Association (middle), and Dalhousie Indigenous Law Students Association (bottom)
2019 Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law Winner:
Katie Brady (left) with Dean Camille Cameron, QC (right)

2020 Hannah and Harold Barnett Excellence in Teaching Award winner Professor Diana Ginn (left) and 2020 Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award winner Professor Colin Jackson (right).

2019 Graduating Class Appreciation Award Winner: Margaret Chase,

Brief Break Coffee

2020 Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law Winner:

Rebecca Kirkwood

2020 Graduating Class Appreciation Award Winner: Geordie Lounsbury, Information Media Centre Supervisor

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