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saries. Over $100,000 was distributed, including a number of new awards,
such as the TRU Indigenous Law Alumni Bursary, the Georges Erasmus
Indigenous Law Student Bursary, the Richard Blair Bursary in Law, the
Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP Scholarship, the Baker Newby LLP
Scholarship and the Dr. Sherman Jen Law Scholarship. I wish to thank all
of these donors who made these new scholarships and bursaries possible.
It was a pleasure to read the article by Annie Olson (TRU J.D. 2018) entitled
“Applying a Rylands v. Fletcher Framework in an Information Privacy
Context” in the November 2018 issue of the Advocate ((2018) 76 Advocate
831). This pleasure was later doubled by the very flattering comment from
Rodney W. Sieg of Harris & Co in the January 2019 issue (2019) 77 Advocate
118 that her article was “insightful and will undoubtedly prompt many to
consider and apply the legal framework she has proposed”.
COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC
Our TRU Community Legal Clinic has moved to 248 – 2nd Avenue, which
is on the corner of the main Victoria Street in Kamloops. We are now occupying
space formerly used by Kamloops’s oldest continuing law firm and a
major supporter of TRU Law, Fulton & Co. The space has been extensively
renovated by the new owner and now includes an elevator for those entering
through the main entrance by the United Way headquarters.
The clinic has added to its staff through appointing Sarah Carroll as our
half-time counsellor and outreach worker. Ms. Carroll was previously the
poverty law lay advocate for five years in our region and is a social worker.
She is already having a significant impact in increasing the profile and the
specifics of the types of legal work that the students can undertake through
the TRU Community Legal Clinic among social and other community services,
not only in Kamloops but also throughout the surrounding communities.
The Law Foundation of BC has been the key to making our clinic
possible from day one and remains a tremendous supporter.
Let me once again extend an invitation to all members of the legal profession
in B.C. to contact us if you have any questions about TRU Law, the
nature of our J.D., our priorities or our very talented students. We would be
very pleased to have you visit us and consider offering your services as a
mentor to first-year law students, a moot court judge or a sessional lecturer.
We have been blessed with tremendous support from the legal profession—
locally, throughout the province and beyond. However, more assistance is