The Barry Sullivan Law Cup

  • March 14, 2019

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Barry Sullivan Law Cup! The competition is taking place on March 14, 2019 in Vancouver. 

Each contestant is to prepare a speech on the following topic: 

Should protesting ever be considered criminal? 

Download an entry form. All entry forms must be received by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Good luck!


Congratulations to Vivian Zhang from West Point Grey Academy who won first place in 2018! Congratulations to first runner up Catherine Cho from York House School and second runner up Elise  LaFleur from Little Flower Academy. 

Read Vivian's winning speech

Well done to everyone who participated this year. 


The Barry Sullivan Law Cup is a province-wide public speaking competition. Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 from all regions of B.C. are encouraged to compete. The Barry Sullivan Law Cup honours the memory of Barry Sullivan and his contributions to both the legal and educational professions. The competition is sponsored by the CBABC. Finalists will be judged by a representative of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a representative of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and a representative from the University of British Columbia.