The Journal’s top essay prize is named in honour of John D. Stevenson, Q.C., Partner Emeritus at Gowlings LLP in Toronto and a founding member of Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer, which merged with Gowlings in 2001. In a distinguished career spanning over forty years, John Stevenson combined a broad corporate practice advising business leaders, governments, and charitable organizations with his ongoing commitment to helping law students and young practitioners across Canada.
Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer was a founding sponsor of this Journal, and the original sponsor of the Journal’s essay prize.
This year’s John D. Stevenson Essay Prize is awarded to David Zhou for his article Re Indalex: The Confluence of Pension, Insolvency and Fiduciary Law. Our second and third place runners up are Emily Hansen and Nicole Power, respectively, for their articles Who is Harmed by Fantasy? A Deliberative and Charter Analysis of Canada's Child Pornography Law and The Problem of False Comparisons: Animal Welfare Discourse and the Anti-Choice Movement.
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