Ryan Clements is one of two recipients of the 2017
Viscount Bennett Scholarship
Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2007. He maintained a position on the Deanís List, graduating with Distinction and receiving several awards for academic excellence.
Ryan will use his scholarship toward graduate studies at Duke University where he is the only Canadian Master of Laws candidate this year. He will focus his studies on business law, governance, corporate finance and entrepreneurialism. His personal goals include pursuing a JSD in business Law, and becoming a full time faculty member at a Canadian law school.
Ryan is an adjunct law professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, where he teaches classes in Corporations Law and Entrepreneurial Law. He is also an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAlT), where he teaches Business Law in the Energy Asset Management Program. He also practices business and corporate law at Kahane Law Office in Calgary, where he focuses his practice on start-up businesses, franchises and advising entrepreneurs. He also wears other hats as an entrepreneur, public speaker and author.
The Viscount Bennett Scholarship is financed from a trust fund established by the Right Honourable Viscount Bennett to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and excellence. This annual award for postgraduate studies in law is presented to individuals who are dedicated to their community and profession and wish to further their legal education. The second award recipient will be announced shortly.