Gerard Kennedy Awarded Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

Gerard Kennedy

PhD candidate Gerard Kennedy has been awarded a 2016 doctoral scholarship from The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

The Trudeau scholarship is given to exceptional Canadian students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, civic engagement, and a commitment to reaching beyond academic circles.

In his doctoral research, Gerard is evaluating how efforts to achieve access to justice by reforming civil procedure have or have not succeeded, and what theoretical lessons can be drawn. By connecting empirical research and legal theory in the realm of civil procedure, Gerard will propose further reforms to the civil justice system in Canada that will improve relations between Canadians.