The Law Society of Alberta is pleased to announce that Joshua Sealy-Harrington and Maeghan Toews are two of four recipients of the 2018 Viscount Bennett Scholarship.
Joshua Sealy-Harrington obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Calgary in 2013. He achieved a grade point average within the top 10 per cent of the Faculty of Law in his first year of law as well as multiple academic awards.
Joshua will use his scholarship toward his graduate studies at Columbia Law School. His studies will focus on Critical Race Theory and its overlap with civil rights and criminal law.
He currently clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Justice Clément Gascon. Joshua also chairs the Editorial Committee for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch.
After completing his degree at Columbia, Joshua plans to return to Alberta to seek a faculty position at either the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary.
Maeghan Toews obtained her JD from the University of Toronto. She then continued her education at Leiden University, graduating
from the LL.M. advanced programme in Public International Law.
Maeghan is completing her PhD at the University of Alberta. With help from the Viscount Bennett Scholarship, she will continue her doctoral research in Canadian health law and policy. She hopes to contribute to the development of property law regarding the human body through her research.
Maeghan resides in Australia, where she lectures at the University of Adelaide Law School. She grew her expertise in health law as a research associate with the University of Alberta Health Law Institute from 2013 to 2016.
In 2014, she was awarded the James Kreppner Fellowship by Canadian Blood Services. Through her academic experiences, Maeghan has become a leader on legal and policy issues regarding organ donation and transplantation.
The Viscount Bennett Scholarship is financed from a trust fund established by the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and excellence. This annual award for post-graduate studies in law is presented to individuals who are dedicated to their community and profession, and who wish to further their legal education.
The other two scholarship recipients will be profiled in our next eBulletin.