News Release – June 17, 2019

Halifax, NS – Pink Larkin is proud to initiate and support the Pink Larkin Diversity Award and Internship in Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

For a six-year term beginning in June 2019, Pink Larkin will fund a renewable scholarship for a second-year diversity student, and a biennial summer internship in law for a first-year diversity student at the Schulich School of Law.

A two-year renewable scholarship will be awarded to a second year diversity student who has completed the voluntary self-identified section of the application. The recipient will be in the top half of their class scholastically, and will have demonstrated leadership ability, community involvement, a desire to remain in Nova Scotia, and financial need.

The recipient of the biennial 10-week internship will be a diversity student who has completed the voluntary self-identified section of the application. This individual will be in the top half of their class scholastically, and demonstrate 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,” says Schulich School of Law Dean Camille Cameron.

Supported by lawyers and staff at Pink Larkin, these gifts to talented law students at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University coincides with the firm’s 30th anniversary, which is June 19, 2019.

“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, 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 their lives.

“This is the right thing to do,” says firm co-founder Raymond F. Larkin, Q.C. “It’s important for us to give back to the local communities that have been supportive and welcoming. We’re honoured to lend a helping hand to Schulich School of Law students at Dalhousie University who aspire to take a leading role in providing legal services to various communities within Atlantic Canada. We look to these individuals for leadership, guidance, and judgment – and a future bright with promise.”

About Pink Larkin

Pink Larkin is a Canadian dispute resolution law firm based in Atlantic Canada with offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Fredericton, New Brunswick. The firm offers the full array of dispute resolution services from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation.

From a work law heritage, Pink Lark has honed its unique negotiation skills to creatively and thoughtfully assist people in resolving problems that range from complex high-level conflicts and intricate cases to every day business issues.

Pink Larkin is recognized as a go-to firm for high-stakes risk management planning and, when necessary, takes measured responses and appropriate action to manage disputes and protect interests.

About Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law is a national law school. Its alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations. It has always been known for and proud of its commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition. The Schulich School of Law values the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, is firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence, and is proud of the contributions it makes to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world.

For further information, contact:

Ronald Pink or Raymond Larkin

902.423.7777 or 1.800.565.4529

[email protected] or [email protected]

Stephanie Hurley
Manager of Communications, Schulich School of Law

[email protected]