Don & Kathy Sorochan Scholarship Fund


The Don & Kathy Sorochan Scholarship Fund honours the contributions that both Don and Kathy have made to the goals of criminal justice reform through their decades of service to ISRCL and ICCLR.

Donald and Kathy Sorochan are founding directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform (ICCLR). This award has been established in their names in recognition of their many achievements to law and justice, nationally and internationally, and for the invaluable support they have given to the work and activities of both ISRCL and the ICCLR over the past twenty years.

The scholarship will be open to students at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, ICCLR’s two sponsoring universities, to be used to support the work of ICCLR in the areas of international criminal law, criminal law policy and criminal law reform.

Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2024

Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship is open to all 2L & 3L J.D. Allard students and SFU Criminology graduate students enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Application Process: Papers (10,000 words max.) submitted in fulfillment of the requirements of a course, seminar, workshop, or directed research project, related to international criminal law or criminal justice reform. Please email your submission as follows:

Email: [email protected]
Subject line: Don and Kathy Sorochan Scholarship Submission

Please indicate whether you are enrolled at Allard Law or SFU. The selected candidate will receive a $500 scholarship.

Nikhil Pandey (JD Candidate, Peter A. Allard School of Law)

“To What Extent is Canada’s Provincial Regulatory Regime Efficient at Regulating Foreign-Operating Canadian Private Military-Security Companies?”

Melissa Rossann Gregg (PhD Candidate, SFU School of Criminology)

“Compromised Aggression? A Process Tracing Approach to the Kampala Amendments to The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998)”

Connor Bildfell (JD Candidate, Peter A. Allard School of Law)

“Corporate Decision Making in the Human Rights Context: Using Proportionality as a Supplement to the Guiding Principles”

Anita Chiang (PhD Candidate, SFU School of Criminology)

“‘Victim’, ‘Deviant’, or ‘Worker’ but Nothing in Between: Revisiting Prostitution Discourse within Bedford v. Canada.”

ICCLR is currently accepting contributions to the scholarship fund, in recognition of Donald and Kathy’s extraordinary contributions to ISRCL and ICCLR. As a registered charitable organization in Canada (Registration Number: 0998641-21), ICCLR will issue charitable tax receipts to all contributors in Canada.

Make a donation online: If you would like to make an online donation, please click:


Mail your donation: If you would like to mail in your donation, please make your cheque or money order payable to: International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy. Please send cheques as follows: International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, Allard Hall 1822 East Mall, Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1

For more information, or to inquire about alternative ways to make contributions, please email [email protected] or contact us at +1 604-822-9875.