Other Awards and Prizes – 2018

List of external Awards and Prizes for Law Students submitted by private external legal organizations:

2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize

J.W. Dafoe Writing Award
Deadline to submit papers: May 1, 2018

The purpose of the Award is to support scholarship and research on any issue in the field of Canada on the world stage, or of Western Canada.

Roulston Urquhart Criminal Law Advocacy Scholarship
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2018

Roulston Urquhart Criminal Defence is offering a Scholarship that recognizes a student who has completed their second year of a Juris Doctor program in the Faculty of Law at an accredited Canadian university who demonstrates a passion for criminal law and an excellence in trial advocacy. See applications details at the link. Submit to: scholarship@calgarydefence.com .

The Ad IDEM/CMLA Freedom of Expression Writing Prize/ Le prix de rédaction Ad IDEM/CMLA sur la liberté d’expression
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2018 (Winner to be announced by September, 2018)
Advocates In Defence of Expression in Media/Canadian Media Lawyers Association is dedicated to the promotion and protection of freedom of expression throughout Canada.   Ad IDEM/CMLA offers annually the Ad IDEM Writing Prize for a paper promoting freedom of expression. Amount: CAD $2,500; Maximum length, 10,000 words. Submit to: dcrerar@blg.com

Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2018
Offered by the Canadian Institute for the administration of Justice (CIAJ). The winner will receive a stipend of $1,000 and will be invited to CIAJ’s 43rd Annual Conference to be held in Ottawa from October 17 to 19, 2018, travel accommodations and registration covered by CIAJ. Submit to ciaj@ciaj-icaj.ca

Law Student Writing Awards Program
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2018
The Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC) is proud to announce that the 2018 Law Student Writing Awards program is now open. This is the 14th year of the award program which seeks to engage and generate interest among undergraduate law students in the practice of corporate insolvency and restructuring through the research and development of papers. Students have the opportunity to submit their proposals for reform to the business and legal community of which they are about to enter.

First, second and third prizes of $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded.

In addition, both the faculty sponsor and the first place award winner will be invited guests at the IIC’s annual conference being held at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, PEI, September 27-30, 2018. This includes accommodation, meals and travel costs. If a co-authored paper is judged a winner, the division of the prize and the reimbursed travel costs for the first place winner will be entirely at the discretion of the winners.

*NEW* Donich Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Deadline to apply: November 30, 2018
A $1000 award will be presented to an undergraduate or law student distinguished by work experience and academic achievement. This award was established in 2018 and is intended to award students with proven employment and academic achievement. All material and attachments can be sent with the attention of scholarships to donichlaw@mydefence.ca

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