Kristen Stallard to receive the 2024-2025 Viscount Bennett Fellowship

In addition to being accepted into the LLM program at the University of Cambridge, Lawyer Kristen Stallard has now been selected by The Canadian Bar Association’s Fellowship Committee to receive the 2024-2025 Viscount Bennett Fellowship for her graduate legal studies.

Congratulations Kristen!

More information from the Canadian Bar Association:

Ottawa, June 3, 2024 – The Canadian Bar Association’s Fellowship Committee has selected Kristen Stallard to receive the 2024-2025 Viscount Bennett Fellowship for her graduate legal studies.

Kristen Stallard is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and is currently an associate lawyer with Patterson Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Fellowship will help support her graduate studies this fall at the University of Cambridge, where her work will focus on the role of constitutional design in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The Viscount Bennett Fellowship is awarded annually to a Canadian law student to encourage high standards of legal education, training and ethics. The Fellowship was established under the terms of a trust created by former Prime Minister and CBA President Viscount Richard Bedford Bennett. The first Fellowship was awarded in 1946.

“I am honoured to be the recipient of the 2024 Viscount Bennett Fellowship. Volunteering with the Canadian Bar Association has helped me to forge lasting connections and explore the ways the legal profession can advocate for a more equitable society. Through this Fellowship, the Canadian Bar Association will help me to continue this journey at the University of Cambridge as I study how constitutional structures may advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. I am very grateful for the continued support that the Canadian Bar Association has shown to new and young lawyers, without which this research would not be possible.” -Kristen Stallard