Muriel St. John Research Award for Women’s Legal Issues 2019

Ms. Muriel St. John will provide $500 annually to be awarded to a J.D. student at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the award is to encourage research into legal issues pertaining to women, social justice, and societal rights.  The prize will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed the second or third year of study in the J.D. program at the Faculty of Law; has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0; and who has, in the academic session in which the award is tenable, submitted the best research paper pertaining to women’s legal issues in any J.D. course with content related to these issues, including but not limited to:  Children and the Law (Law 3090), Sexual Expression, Conduct and Work in Canada (Law 3980); and whose paper is of publishable or potentially publishable quality. 

If you have written or are writing a paper that meets the criteria noted above, you may submit the paper for consideration.  When submitting your paper, indicate the name of the faculty member who will supervise any revisions to the paper to bring it to publishable quality.  Papers without the name of a supervisor will not be accepted.

Submissions must be made no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 to Karen Busby, Writing Prizes Committee Chair, c/o Chenise Robert, Room 303, Third Floor Robson Hall, or electronically to

The committee will review all submissions and the award recipient will be announced in July 2019.