2023 NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award Recipients

The NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award emphasizes the importance of leadership in a lawyer’s career and honours the exemplary volunteer commitment and leadership of Past Presidents to the work of the Society. 

Established by Past Presidents Philip J. Star QC and Catherine S. Walker QC, the award is presented each year at the Schulich School of Law to a graduating student who, in the eyes of the teaching faculty, has “exemplified consistent leadership qualities while at law school.” 

A special congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the NSBS Presidents’ Leadership Award Cierra Mateo and Leandra Bouman.

Cierra Mateo

“Each leadership opportunity during my time at Schulich Law showed me that collaboration and empowerment are the most effective tools for a successful team. I am honoured to receive this award and to represent the growing diversity within the legal profession in Nova Scotia.”

– Cierra Mateo

“Receiving this award feels like a recognition of the work that others and I have put into the Dalhousie Black Law Students’ Association in the past years. This work brought meaning to my studies and allowed me to connect with passionate, interesting individuals in the law school community and beyond.”

– Leandra Bouman