Thursday, July 14, 2016

Daniel Del Gobbo, a student in the SJD. program, is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Viscount Bennett Fellowship. His study area “falls at the intersections of alternative dispute resolution and feminist legal theory.”

His project has for a running hypothesis that “while law reformers routinely rely on arguments founded in one feminist discourse or another, it may be a mistake to assume that two legitimate views are not both strategically necessary to understand and resolve gendered and sexual conflicts, when each view is inadequate and incomplete at appreciating the various rights and interests on its own. My hope is that an ADR framework designed to accommodate this diversity will suggest more productive and viable alternatives for the benefit of both women and men.”

The Viscount Bennett Fellowship is a $50,000 award made possible by the 1929-30 CBA president, the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett, who established a trust fund to provide income to be used to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and ethics. The Fellowship is awarded every two years.

See the CBA website for more information.