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Pink Larkin creates award and internship to support diversity students

Posted by Stephanie Hurley on June 17, 2019 in Alumni & Friends, News, Students, Awards
Pink Larkin associates (from left) Balraj Dosanjh (JD '14), Katrin MacPhee (JD '17), and Jaime Burnet (JD '16) with Raymond Larkin (LLB '76).
Pink Larkin associates (from left) Balraj Dosanjh (JD '14), Katrin MacPhee (JD '17), and Jaime Burnet (JD '16) with Raymond Larkin (LLB '76).

A new award and internship initiated and supported by Pink Larkin, a Canadian dispute resolution law firm based in Atlantic Canada, will provide support and opportunities to diversity students at the Schulich School of Law.

“We’re honoured to lend a helping hand to Schulich Law students at Dalhousie University who aspire to take a leading role in providing legal services to various communities within Atlantic Canada,” says firm co-founder Raymond F. Larkin (LLB '76), Q.C. “We look to these individuals for leadership, guidance and judgment—and a future bright with promise.”

The Pink Larkin Diversity Award and Internship in Law consists of a renewable scholarship for a second-year diversity student and a biennial summer internship in law for a first-year diversity student. The recipients will have completed the voluntary self-identified section of the application, be in the top half of their class scholastically, and will have demonstrated leadership ability and community involvement, along with a desire to remain in Nova Scotia.

Pink Larkin’s generous support by way of a scholarship and an internship fits very well with our law school priorities to continue to increase the diversity of our student body and the experiential and workplace learning opportunities available to our students. — Dean Camille Cameron

“Pink Larkin’s generous support by way of a scholarship and an internship fits very well with our law school priorities to continue to increase the diversity of our student body and the experiential and workplace learning opportunities available to our students,” says Schulich Law Dean Camille Cameron.

Supported by Pink Larkin lawyers and staff, these gifts to talented Schulich Law students coincide with the firm’s 30th anniversary. “We respect that while our 30-year history has provided a solid foundation for growth, success depends on the strength of future generations,” says Ronald A. Pink (LLB '73), Q.C., co-founder and managing partner of Pink Larkin. “Over the past three decades, we have evolved. We’ve grown from our work law heritage based on labour relations to dispute resolution, all the while remaining true to our foundation of human rights.” 

As a future-focused law firm, Pink Larkin has a strong culture of valuing diversity and aims to create a safe, welcoming, inclusive and culturally sensitive environment. The firm has found that doing so provides a positive influence in the places in which individuals work and extends to neighbourhoods where people live. “This is the right thing to do,” says Larkin. “It’s important for us to give back to the local communities that have been supportive and welcoming.”