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FEATURE Section 4: Excel At Academics


By Priscilla Popp

2018 Horace Harvey Medal in Law Recipient (Gold)

Court of Appeal of Alberta clerk grateful for mentorship, guidance


Rachel Weary, JD ‘18 Education: Bachelor of Arts, English Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta

he end of law school will be especially momentous for Rachel Weary, who is the 2018 recipient of the Horace Harvey Medal in Law, awarded to the student with top marks in the graduating class. From St. Albert, Alberta, Weary attended Paul Kane High School before pursuing her undergraduate degree in English from UAlberta. During her time at the Faculty, she was a part of the editorial team for the Alberta Law Review and was also a research assistant for professor Eric Adams on the Landscapes of Injustice project, which explored the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Weary recently began her clerkship at the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton. “I can’t tell you how honoured I feel to be awarded the Horace Harvey medal. More than anything, it’s a credit to the tremendous support and encouragement I’ve received from our Faculty and staff, who’ve gone above and beyond to help me succeed,” she said. “In particular, I owe special thanks to professor Eric Adams, for whom I worked as a research assistant in all three years of law school — I’ve been truly privileged to have him as a mentor, and I’m so grateful for his academic and professional guidance.”

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