2016 Zenith Award Winners


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Diversity and Law Society, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

To improve diversity in the legal profession, students at the Faculty of Law created the Diversity and Law Society (DLS), aimed to promote diversity and multiculturalism in the study and practice of law. DLS aims to promote awareness of equality issues in the legal profession; provide the means to eliminate discrimination; develop resources to assist the legal profession in achieving equality and monitor, on a national basis, the status of equality issues in the legal profession. DLS is affiliated with the national Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and is associated with the Canadian Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Section, formed out of the association’s 1993 task force report on gender equity. “The composition of Canadian society is changing [and] it’s important to foster … tolerance and acceptance of diversity in law school,” a DLS vice president said.