Queen's Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Awards

In recognition of the academic achievement by students accepted to, and enrolled in Queen's Law, a multitude of merit-based awards have been established. Award application dates and terms are outlined below. We thank our numerous donors for their continuing generous support in funding these awards and in creating new award funds each year.

In order to be considered for these awards, you must have completed a Consent to Release of Name and Contact Information for Queen’s Faculty of Law Merit Awards form (available from the QLaw portal). 

Live Applications

Queen's Law Teaching & Recognition Awards (March 1st deadline)
Applications for the Queen's Law Teaching & Recognition Awards are open annually from early-February to early-March. Students can nominate their classmates for the individual and group LSS Awards set out below. A ceremony at which these awards will be presented, will take place in April.
 

Group Awards

Camaraderie Award

This award shall be presented annually to an organized group of law students who has best demonstrated initiative, contribution, participation and organization of events and activities to further the Queen’s Law community spirit. The qualifying criteria shall be: (a) working hard to establish familiarity and sociability within the law school; and (b) establishing a feeling of goodwill and light-heartedness between peers. Recognition can be for a single event or multiple events held throughout the academic year. Any student group shall be eligible for consideration and the term ‘student group’ shall be interpreted broadly, but where group members received academic credit and/or financial compensation the group may be excluded at the discretion of the Awards Committee. Any student, staff, or faculty members within the law school may submit nominations.

Professional Excellence Award

This award shall be presented annually to an organized group of law students who has best demonstrated initiative, contribution, participation and involvement in activities and events that promote educational and professional excellence. Emphasis shall be placed on initiatives that have worked hard to go beyond the status quo. Recognition can be for a single event or multiple events held throughout the academic year. Any student group shall be eligible for consideration and the term ‘student group’ shall be interpreted broadly, but where group members received academic credit and/or financial compensation the group may be excluded at the discretion of the Awards Committee. Any student, staff, or faculty members within the law school may submit nominations.

Awards Available To First-Year Students

Spark Award This award shall be presented annually to a student in his or her first year who has best demonstrated commitment to the law school. The qualifying criteria shall be participation and dedication in such as areas as:(a) student and faculty government;(b) social activities;(c) extracurricular clubs, societies and organizations;(d) athletic competition;(e) readiness to participate in law school activities;(f) readiness to volunteer assistance where needed; and(g) general enthusiasm to enter into the community of the law school. Any student may submit nominations for this award.

Awards Available To Second-Year Students

Millennium Award This award shall be presented annually to a student in his or her second year who has demonstrated a contribution and participation in the events and activities that defined the second year law class. Any student may submit nominations for the award.

Awards Available to Third-Year Students

Denis Marshall Contribution Award

These awards shall be presented annually to five students in their graduating year whose outstanding contributions to the life of the faculty, the university or the broader community have left a memorable imprint. Any student may submit nominations for the award. Nominations should detail the contributions of the nominee.

M.A. Murray Award

This award shall be presented annually to two students, one male and one female, in their graduating year who contributed most to the athletic life of the law school during their three years. Any student may submit nominations for the award. Nominations should detail the contributions of the nominee.

Spirit Award

This award shall be presented annually to a student in his or her graduating year who has most contributed to the spirit of the law school in a positive way. The qualifying criteria shall be: (a) readiness to participate in law school activities; (b) readiness to volunteer assistance where assistance is needed; and(c) general enthusiasm to enter into the community of the law school. The recipient of the Spirit Award cannot receive any other awards in the same year. Any student may submit nominations for the award.

Gavel Award

This award shall be presented annually to a student in his or her graduating year who contributed the most to student affairs during three years at law school. The qualifying criteria shall be participation, dedication, leadership and excellence in such areas as: (a) student and faculty government; (b) social activities; (c) extracurricular clubs, societies and organizations; (d) athletic competition; and (e) academic achievement. Outstanding contribution in any combination in these areas is sufficient for receipt of this award, but weight shall be given to all-around achievement. Any student may submit nominations for the award.

Faculty Awards

Stanley M Corbett Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Stanley M. Corbett Awards for Excellence in Teaching were established as a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law and the Law Students’ Society to recognize teaching excellence by instructors in the Faculty of Law. No more than two awards may be made each academic year on the basis of a sustained commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and student learning over a number of years or to reflect excellence in teaching and student learning in a particular academic year. These awards will replace the former annual L.S.S. Teaching Awards for a full-time faculty member and for a sessional lecturer. These awards will be non-monetary, however each recipient will be recognized with an individually engraved wooden plaque.

Future Applications

Fall Scholarships (October 31st deadline)
Applications for Fall scholarships are open annually from mid-September to the end of October. Recipients will be announced November 30th.
 

Awards Available To All Students

The Faculty of Law Dean’s Council Diversity Awards

Established in November 2003 by the Faculty of Law Dean’s Council. Three awards will be available annually to students in any year of studies in the Faculty of Law whose past experience enables them to bring a greater diversity to the complement of students in the Faculty of Law and ultimately to the practice of law. Students must demonstrate a substantial contribution to diversity related issues either in law school or prior to attending law school.

Agnes Lefas Memorial Scholarship

Established in October 2002 by friends and colleagues in memory of Agnes Lefas, J.D. 1979, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student in the Queen's Faculty of Law with a demonstrated interest in civil law or the study of international business law in common and civil law jurisdictions, including (a) a student taking a civil law course in any year of their J.D. program at Queen's Faculty of Law, or (b) a student enrolled at Queen's Faculty of Law in the Civil Law/Common Law Joint Degree Program, or (c) a student in the LL.M. program at Queen's Faculty of Law with a study/research focus on areas related to civil law, including private international law.

Notice to Common Law/Civil Law combined degree program students: Although you are taking first-year J.D. courses, you are not considered first-year JD students. Since you graduate at the end of this year, you are considered third-year students for the purposes of these fall scholarships. You are eligible for the Agnes Lefas Memorial Scholarship and you will be considered automatically, without further application, for the Senator Frank Carrel Scholarship based on domicile in Quebec.

Senator Frank Carrel Scholarship (No application required; students automatically considered based on Quebec domicile)

Established at Queen’s University through the generosity of the late Senator Frank Carrel, noted publisher, executive and author who represented the Gulf Division in the Legislative Council of the Province of Quebec for many years prior to his death in 1940. Candidates for Carrel Scholarships must for at least one year prior to their application for admission to Queen’s University (or for at least one year prior to 30 April if enrolled in an upper year) have been and remain until the expiry of their scholarship domiciled in the Province of Quebec and as far as possible in the City or County of Quebec or in the Gulf Region of the Legislative Council of Quebec as constituted at 30 July, 1940 (including Rimouski, Bonaventure, Gaspe-est, Gaspe-ouest and Iles de la Madeleine). Several scholarships are awarded annually for general proficiency in the work of the previous year. All eligible candidates will be considered automatically.

Awards Available To First-Year Students

Note to newly admitted combined MIR/JD, MPA/JD and MA(Econ)/JD Students registered in the first year of the combined programs as graduate students. You are not eligible to apply for these scholarships until next year when you will be registered as JD students for the first-time.

Newton Rowell Entrance Scholarship in Law

Established by the Honourable Henry N.R. Jackman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in honour of his grandfather, Newton Wesley Rowell. Three entrance scholarships to be awarded annually to students entering the first year of the Juris Doctor program on the basis of academic excellence and a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, public service. Applications are encouraged from students outside Ontario and from aboriginal peoples and members of racial minorities.

The David and Pearl Tobias Entrance Scholarship

Established by Mr. Norman C. Tobias, a Toronto tax lawyer and associate professor, Faculty of Law, Queens University, in honour of his parents, David and Pearl Tobias. Awarded to a first year law student each year whose undergraduate record (without taking into account LSAT scores) reflects outstanding achievement in academics, extra-curricular activities, leadership and character, as determined by the Faculty of Law.

The Allan Findlay Memorial Scholarship (Award date every three years; next award date 2019)

Established by the partners of the late Allan Findlay, Q.C., this scholarship is awarded to a first-year student on a rotation with two other Ontario law schools. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of undergraduate academic record and participation in extracurricular affairs, including athletics, debating, student government, drama and the student newspaper.

Awards Available for Second-Year Students

C. Douglas MacLeod Memorial Scholarship

The C. Douglas MacLeod Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student completing the second year of the J.D. or J.D. program. The scholarship recipient will be selected based upon general scholastic achievement with particular emphasis on outstanding performance in courses on constitutional and administrative law. Equal consideration shall also be given to the candidates' other contributions to the Faculty of Law and the University such as participation in Faculty and University governance, student government, athletics, other extracurricular activities and participation in community projects both legal and non-legal. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Doug MacLeod who was a scholar, athlete and eclectic participant in all school matters though his years at Queen's, the London School of Economics and as a teacher at Dalhousie University. Doug was also recognized as one of the pre-eminent transportation law counsel in Canada, and was the founding President of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association.

Note: Many second-year students have not yet had the chance to take Administrative Law, so we encourage you to apply for this scholarship on the basis of all the other criteria.

Awards Available to Graduating Students Requiring Application (April 30th Deadline)
Applications for these awards are open during the month of April.
Dean’s Key Award (no monetary value, engraved gold key)
Established in March 2007 by the Faculty of Law in celebration of its 50th anniversary and awarded annually to a maximum of two graduating students who best embody the proud traditions and signature values of Queens Law: community, collegiality, professionalism, service, exemplary commitment and responsibility towards legal studies, and academic achievement (minimum cumulative B average in the JD program). Selection will be made by the Dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Deans of the Faculty of Law on the basis of a written nomination from a member of the Queen's Law community, a letter of reference.
Vincent Principi Memorial Award in Labour Law (Value approx. $2000)
Established by the family of Vincent Principi and awarded annually to a graduating student for demonstrated skill and proficiency in one or more courses in labour law, coupled with involvement in extra-curricular activities, such as community service or participation in the Queen’s Labour Law Students’ Society.
Queen’s Criminal Law Club Award (Value: $500)
Established by the Queens LSS Criminal Club to honour the contributions made to the field of criminal justice by Professor Don Stuart. Awarded annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated academic ability and keen interest in this field and who has completed three or more courses relating to criminal justice. Consideration will be given for involvement in the Prison Law Clinic, Legal Aid or the Mooting Program and preference may be given to a student who does not hold another prize for that academic year.
Community Commitment Award (Value: $3,000)
Awarded, from funds from the Law Foundation of Ontario special endowment to the Faculty of Law at Queens, to up to six (6) graduating students each year who have demonstrated interest in and commitment to public or community service. Preference will be given to those students who upon graduation will be engaged in public interest or community service legal work with a projected yearly salary of less than $30,000, and who will not receive tuition or salary payments for completing the Bar Admission Course. Consideration will also be given to students who upon graduation will be articling with a firm or organization with a projected yearly salary of less than $30,000 and who will not receive tuition or salary payments for completing the Bar Admission Course. Applications should include corroborating documentation from the employer.
Awards Available to Returning Students Requiring Application (April 30th deadline)

Applications for these awards are open during the month of April. Please note that law students who are transferring or who will be studying on Letter of Permission elsewhere in the next academic year will not be considered eligible to receive a merit-based award or scholarship, since they will not be returning to Queen’s Faculty of Law for studies in the next academic year. The proceeds of these awards are applied toward payment of tuition due on September 1st. This is the policy of the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Assistance.

Awards Available To Students Completing First or Second-Year JD Studies

The David Sharpe Indigenous Law Student Award (Value: up to $10,000) Established in May, 2017 by David Sharpe, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte community and an LL.B. graduate of Queen’s University in 1995. Awarded on the basis of good academic standing and general proficiency in Juris Doctor (J.D.) or combined J.D. degree studies in law, to one or two indigenous law students completing first-year or second-year J.D. or combined J.D. studies, who have made contributions to the law school or broader university community to enhance understanding and respect for indigenous knowledge, culture, governance and perspectives on law. This award will be made upon application by April 30. Applicants will be required to provide proof of indigenous identity. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

Awards Available To Students Completing First-Year JD Studies

Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award (Value: $1,500)

Established in April 2007 by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and commitment to professional excellence as demonstrated by community service and teamwork to a student entering the second year in the Faculty of Law.

Law ’65 Award (Value: $2,500)

Established by the Class of Law 1965, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and participation in Faculty and University governance, student government, athletics, other extracurricular activities and participation in community projects both legal and non-legal. Awarded to students registered in first year in the J.D. program or combined J.D. degree program in the Faculty of Law.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Scholarship (Value: $5,000)

Established in October 2011 by the law firm of Norton Rose OR LLP to be awarded to a J.D. or combined J.D. degree program student entering second year in the Faculty of Law, on the basis of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated commitment to teamwork as evidenced by interactions with faculty and fellow students. Application is by letter and must be supported by one academic and one non-academic letter of reference directed to the Assistant Dean of Students of the Faculty of Law. At least one letter of reference will attest to the commitment to teamwork demonstrated by the applicant through interactions with faculty and fellow students. This non-academic letter of reference may be from a faculty member who chaired a joint committee or from a member of the senior administrative staff who has personal knowledge of the contribution by the applicant to a joint faculty-student initiative or from a member of the core executive of the Law Students’ Society who can attest to the applicant’s commitment to teamwork.

Awards Available To Students Completing Second-Year JD Studies

Susan J. Serena Scholarship (Value: $1,000) Established in October 2003 by Susan J. Serena, LL.B. '79, and awarded annually to a student or students completing second year law, on the basis of overall scholarship, involvement in student activities and contribution to the faculty, the university and the wider community.

Medals, Dean’s Scholar Awards and Dean’s Honour List

Medals in Law are awarded annually to the graduating students obtaining the top three cumulative averages. Dean’s Scholar Awards are awarded annually to full-time students in each year of law who obtain the top three averages in their classes. Students whose averages place them within the top 10% of their class in each of the three years of study are named to the Dean’s Honour List. For details see the Dean’s Honour List and Medal Policy in the Academic Calendar.

Current External Awards & Contests
The 2017-2018 Canadian Bar Association Essay Contests for Law Students  - Multiple Deadline Dates

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 CBA essay contests for law students. Participating students hone their research and writing skills and expand their knowledge of a particular area of law. The contests also offer students an excellent opportunity to begin building their profiles within the legal community. 

Prizes include cash awards ranging from $250 - $2,500, and in certain cases, complimentary registration and/or travel and accommodation to attend CBA Section conferences.  Winning papers will be promoted in Section communications and published on the CBA website. Details can be found here: www.cba.org/essays

 

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Annual Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Scholarship sponsored by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP -  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. Determination of the scholarship recipient will be made by the Scholarship Awards Committee.

  • Please submit your application package, which must contain the elements set out under the heading “Terms” below, to the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, attention: Scholarship Awards Committee, 20 Toronto Street, Suite 300, Toronto, ON Canada M5C 2B8.
  • Application packages are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2018.
  • Essay Topic: In the context of a globalized economy and local laws, discuss the pros and cons of the policy rational behind the Supreme Court of Canada's findings in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Do you agree or disagree with the decision, and why? (approximately 750-1250 words).
  • Questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to the attention of the Scholarship Awards Committee at info@cabl.ca.

The Blackburns

Lucie and Thornton Blackburn founded the first taxi company in Toronto in the 1830s. Their successful business enterprise was all the more notable in that the Blackburns were also involved in a number of other “firsts”. The Blackburns’ inspiring story included sparking the first racial uprising in Detroit history and the first serious legal dispute between Canada and the United Sates regarding the Underground Railroad.

In 1831 Lucie and Thornton Blackburn made a daring escape from slave markets in Louisville, Kentucky. They fled north only to be discovered by slave catchers in Michigan, and were destined to be returned to slavery in Kentucky until the local black community in Detroit rallied to their cause sparking the Blackburn Riots of 1833.

Escaping custody, the couple fled to freedom in Canada. In June 1833, Michigan’s governor demanded their extradition. An impassioned and successful defence of the Blackburns by Upper Canada’s Lieutenant Governor set precedent for future fugitive slave cases in Canada.

The tale of the Blackburns was lost to history until a chance archaeological discovery in a downtown Toronto school yard again brought the story of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn to light. Their story is recorded in “I’ve Got A Home In Glory Land”, a Governor General’s Award winning book written by Karolyn Smardz Frost. As noted in the book, Fasken Martineau acted as legal counsel to the Blackburns.

Terms

  • Scholarship Administrator – Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.
  • Scholarship Sponsor – Fasken Martineau. Funds to be disbursed by Fasken Martineau directly to the Scholarship recipient at a ceremony or in such other manner as may be determined by Fasken Martineau.
  • This is a needs based scholarship.
  • The recipient will be a member of a visible minority community.
  • The Scholarship will be available to law students in their second year of an LL.B. or J.D. program enrolled in a Canadian Law School.
  • The Scholarship funds will be provided in the second term of second year, with the intent that it will be of assistance to the recipient in his or her second year of study.
  • A complete application will include a completed application form, a résumé of the applicant, and an original essay on an issue relating to a commercial law area (including either solicitor based or advocacy based), as determined by the Scholarship Awards Committee.
  • Applicants will be required to commit, if awarded the Scholarship, to participate in an initiative to give back to the community. The Scholarship Awards Committee and the Scholarship recipient will discuss and agree on the nature of the community involvement. For example, the successful applicant may attend and participate in CABL speaking events for high school or undergraduate students to discuss the path to law school.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Fasken Martineau is one of the world's leading international business law and litigation firms with more than 650 lawyers with offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, France and South Africa. Fasken’s practice includes every sector of business, industry and government.

Its international excellence, sector expertise, integrity and ethics have earned it numerous prestigious accolades such as being named a top corporate dealmaker by Lexpert; consistently distinguished in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the prestigious Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, the International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

Fasken Martineau is committed to a diverse and welcoming workplace and to promoting diversity within the Canadian legal community.

Website: www.fasken.com

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

CABL, formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals that is committed to reinvesting in the community. CABL’s continuing goal is to bring together law professionals and other interested members of the community from across Canada to cultivate and maintain the association of Black legal professionals in Canada.

Website: www.cabl.ca 

 

2018 OBA Foundation Award in Canadian Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resources Law - Law School Essay Competition - Deadline: March 1, 2018

1. Essays must address an issue in Canadian Aboriginal (which may include Indigenous legal traditions), Environmental or Natural Resources law.
2. Authors MUST be registered and attending an Ontario law school as a JD or LLB candidate as of October 1, 2017.
3. Essays must be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format with “OBA Foundation Essay Submission” in the subject line and emailed to douglas@yourlawfirm.ca and received by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2018.
4. The essay must be original, unpublished and submitted (or about to be submitted by April 30, 2018) to a law school course. Please retain a copy for your records.
5. Essays should not exceed 12,000 words including footnotes (and footnotes must be in the McGill guide format).
6. Please include a short biography of no more than 500 words including email address, mailing address, phone number and law school attending on the title page ONLY. Names and school must appear ONLY on the title page and not throughout the essay. Essays will be judged in a blind review by the selection committee.
7. Essays must be typed (12 point font) and double spaced with standard Word margins (Top - 2.54 cm, Bottom - 2.54 cm, Left - 3.17 cm, Right - 3.17 cm.) Please number the pages. Title and headings should be concise.
8. The prize will be awarded on or after June 1, 2018.
9. The OBA Foundation will select a panel of judges including law school professors and/or OBA members and/or members of the judiciary. The winning paper will be assessed for originality, significance, clarity, style, organization, depth of legal research and legal reasoning. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding student work in the areas of Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resource Law.
10. For 2018 the award is administered by J. Douglas Grenkie Q.C. LSM, a founding settlor and current Trustee of the Foundation, and the winning paper MAY be published in the Law Journal of one of the Universities.
11. The decision concerning the publication of the winning essay will be exclusively that of the editors of any University Law Journal in Ontario who agrees to publish same.
12. The selection committee reserves the sole right NOT to award a prize at their discretion. If the committee does select prize winners, the first place winner will receive a prize of $1,000 from the OBA Foundation and will be posted on the OBA Foundation website if not selected by a Law Journal. The second and third place winners will receive recognition on the OBA Foundation website and $500 and $250 respectively. The decision of the selection committee is final.
13. Winning authors, by having submitted the essay for consideration, grant a non-exclusive license to the OBA Foundation to publish the essay on its website and to all users of the website to non-commercial review or download of the work. In the event the essay is published by a law journal of an accredited Canadian law school, the OBA Foundation will honour any restrictions on publication imposed by the publisher of the law journal for such term as reasonably required, and in lieu of publication the OBA Foundation will post a link to the journal or provide a citation.

 

The Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize - Deadline: April 9, 2018

Irwin Law Inc., publisher of the Canadian Class Action Review, is pleased to announce the Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on class actions.

Eligibility: All Canadian university students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs are eligible to submit an essay on any aspect of class actions, including the law, accounting, computer science, management, public relations, and financing issues.

The $10,000 prize is awarded annually. This year, essays must be submitted by April 9, 2018. The winner will be announced in the summer, and the winning paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review. By submitting a paper for this competition, the author consents to publication in the
CCAR in print and/or electronic form.

A national prize board, composed of a panel of distinguished lawyers and judges, has been established to review the submissions and to choose the prize winner.

Please note: All essay submissions must be typed and be between 8,000 and 15,000 words. Please use the (McGill) Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th edition, and the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. We also ask that you submit a short abstract of no more than 250 words with your paper. If you are submitting a paper in French, please provide an English abstract. Co-authored papers will be accepted. However, if a co-authored paper does win the competition, the $10,000 prize will be split among all authors. Only one paper may be submitted by each student.

 

The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award - Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests (“CALREI”) and IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD”) are pleased to announce the first CALREI – IAMGOLD Essay Award competition for an outstanding law student paper on Russian, Eurasian and/or Eastern European matters that involve Canada. The total prize amount of $5,000 is being funded by IAMGOLD.

  • The first prize winner will receive $3,500. The paper that will receive the first prize will be submitted for exclusive first option publication to Canadian International Lawyer Journal. A short abstract of the winning paper will also be submitted for publication to Canadian Bar Association National Magazine.
  • The second prize winner will receive $1,000.
  • The third prize winner will receive $500.

The winner of the prize is also invited to join the judging panel for the competition in the following year.

Eligibility

All Canadian university law students that are or were enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program (including JD, BCL, LLB, LLM, DCL, PHD, and joint degrees) between February 5, 2018 and January 15, 2019 are eligible for the award. Essays may be written from the perspective of any one or more industries, areas of practice and disciplines. Papers must involve any matters related (i) to law, economy, business amongst other and (ii) Russian, Eurasian and/or Eastern European markets with the connection to Canada, and should preferably be practice oriented rather than purely theoretical.

Submission Information

All essay submissions must be typed and be between 5,000 and 7,500 words (not including citations and footnotes). Please use the most recent edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide). We also ask that you submit a short abstract of no more than 200 words with your paper. If you are submitting a paper in French, please provide an English abstract. Co-authored papers will be accepted. However, if a co-authored paper does win the competition, the prize will be split among all authors. Only one paper may be submitted by each student.

The paper should be submitted as follows:

  • With no identifying information about the author(s) (blind);
  • Include a separate title page, including the author’s name, manuscript’s title, the name of the program and school enrolled in (including the course name and professor, if applicable), phone number and email address; and
  • A curriculum vitae or respective electronic link for each author.

Due Date

Essays for the 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award must be submitted in both print and electronic form (.docx, or .doc format but not .pdf) by January 15, 2019.

Consent:

Note that in submitting a paper to this competition, the author consents to publication in the Canadian International Lawyer Journal and Canadian Bar Association National Magazine in print and/or electronic form and that the paper has not been previously submitted for publication and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere until receipt of notification of the results of the competition and if submitted for publication by Canadian International Lawyer Journal and Canadian Bar Association National Magazine, as indicated above.

Prize Board

A national prize board will review the submissions and choose the award winners.

How to Submit

Please mail a hard copy of your paper to:
Yaroslavna Nosikova, President of CALREI
The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award
The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests

Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower
Box 48, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1E6

Also, please email an electronic copy of your paper to ynosikova@mccarthy.ca

Further Information

For further information please contact:
Yaroslavna Nosikova, President of CALREI
The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award
The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests

Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower
Box 48, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1E6
by phone: (416) 601-8308
or ynosikova@mccarthy.ca