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in 2018 while serving as a teaching assistant in the fall 2018 offering of
the DLES course. His award was for a self-assessment tool he created for
DecSpeak, which is a partnership among Arizona and Illinois lawyers that
leads them through an online questionnaire to enable them to see if they
might be heading toward a breach of Arizona condominium law.
First-year TRU Law student Laryssa Donovan delivered a workshop at
the annual Why Law Needs Feminism conference, which this year occurred
in Halifax sponsored by Dalhousie and University of New Brunswick law
schools. Second-year TRU Law student Nakita Rowat presented her essay
“Elder Abuse in Care Facilities: A Closer Look at BC and Ontario” at the
Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Conference. Third-year TRU Law
student Kimberly Gee was also invited to this conference and presented her
paper “Introduction to Indigenous Canadian Conceptions of Privacy: A
Legal Primer”. All of these students benefited from funding available for
this purpose within TRU and the Faculty of Law.
TRU Law also benefited from a visit from Justice Daphne Smith of the
B.C. Court of Appeal, Justice Sheri Ann Donegan of the B.C. Supreme
Court, and Provincial Court Judges Stella Frame and Shehni Dossa for an
informal dinner sponsored by the Canadian Chapter of the International
Association of Women Judges and the Faculty of Law. Each judge sat with
four to five women students for 15 minutes or so before moving on to
another table to share their personal experiences, answer questions and
give career advice. This event rotates among the three B.C. law schools,
with one school hosting each year. This past March was the second time
TRU could benefit from the time and openness of four very talented judges
at this event.
All in all, the 2018–19 academic year was a great success. All too soon, the
summer will be gone and the halls will be filled with the voices and enthusiasm
of returning 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as the excitement of new law students.
Now that is a time to look forward to while simultaneously trying to
get in some holiday time and be fully prepared for the challenges and surprises
of the next year.
I wish all B.C. lawyers many days of relaxation and innovative contemplation
during what’s left of the summer.