The Advisory: Volume 9, Issue 2, August 2011

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Viscount Bennett Scholarship Winner Holds Degrees in Business and Law

Paul Chiswell, the 2011 Viscount Bennett Scholarship winner, obtained his business and law degrees with distinction from the University of Alberta. He also received the George Bligh O’Connor Silver Medal in Law.

During law school, Paul was an articles editor of the Alberta Law Review, a volunteer with Student Legal Services, and was a member of the University’s Board of Governors, Senate, Students’ Council, Law Faculty Council, and University Appeal Board. Among other awards in law school, he received the Contracts Prize and the William Morrow Essay Prize.

Paul clerked at the Court of Appeal of Alberta and will be called to the bar in September after completing the balance of his articles at Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP. He is currently a director of the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

Paul was admitted to Wadham College, University of Oxford to complete the Bachelor of Civil Law one-year graduate law program. In addition to studying, Paul plans to play hockey for Oxford and to try rowing.

The Viscount Bennett Scholarship was established through a trust fund by the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and excellence.

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