Other Awards and Prizes – 2018

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

The Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund
Deadline: February 19, 2018
The Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund will be granting eight (8) scholarships of $3,000 to support students with physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment who are studying in law faculties across Canada.

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Annual Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Fasken Martineau and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers are proud to make available the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to be awarded on the basis of financial need to a visible minority student in his or her second year of study in an LLB or JD program at a Canadian law school. Applicants will be required to satisfy the criteria described below and write an essay on a legal issue to be determined by the Scholarship Awards Committee. Read More.

Law Commission of Ontario’s Defamation in the Internet Age Project
Deadline for Submissions: March 30, 2018 (See also Ad IDEM Writing Prize below).

2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize
Deadline: April 9, 2018
Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the fifteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions.
 Read more.

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

An external scholarship for 2L students.

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

*NEW* 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


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