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Kerri Froc awarded Trudeau & Vanier awards for Doctoral studies

[via Queen’s Law] PhD research on Charter rights of women wins student major Trudeau and Vanier awards.

During the winter semester, Froc will once again teach Equality Rights and the Charter at Queen’s Law. She is also a part-time staff lawyer with the Canadian Bar Association, working on equality initiatives.

An eloquent advocate for women’s rights, Froc contends those rights have languished despite the Charter’s general equality clause, s. 15. “It really has been a disappointment for women,” she says. “For example, there hasn’t been a successful sex equality case brought by a woman at the Supreme Court of Canada.”

Here’s Kerri’s page at the Trudeau Foundation, for more information about her and her work.


h/t C Sewrattan

Graduate Scholarships for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode/York: Deadline May 1st…

…but start thinking about them now.

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace.

See Helena Orton speaking on behalf of LEAF at 1:55 in this CBC report on the decision in Moge v. Moge.

The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.