Doctoral student Évelyne Jean-Bouchard has been awarded the first annual Roderick A. Macdonald CLSA Student Essay Prize for her essay “Pour une approche féministe du pluralisme juridique : le jeu des lois révisité” (“A feminist approach to legal pluralism: the game of laws revisited”).
The prize was awarded jointly to Ms. Jean-Bouchard and Daniel Huizenga, a Ph.D. candidate in socio-legal studies at York University, whose winning essay is entitled “Articulations of Aboriginal Title, Indigenous Rights, and Living Customary Law in South Africa.”
Previously awarded under a generic name, the prize now honours the legacy of Roderick A. Macdonald, a widely-revered legal scholar who spent his career challenging the way the law is conceived and applied in Canada, and giving voice to those who traditionally had little representation in the operations of institutional power. The prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a topic in law and society written by a graduate student at a Canadian university.
Congratulations to Ms. Jean-Bouchard!