Scholarships & Awards

Paper Awards

  • 2017 Dalton Camp Award

    Offered by: FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting

    Value: $10,000.00 10000

    Deadline: December 1, 2016 20161201

    Description:

    The 2017 Award is open to both students and other Canadians. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize for excellence in creative, original essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. A discretionary second prize of$2,500 may be awarded for the best essay submitted by a post-secondary student or recent graduate. Post-secondary students are eligible for both the main prize and the discretionary prize.

    The deadline for entries is December 1, 2016.

    Link: Website

  • 2017 LSAC Diversity Writing Competition

    Offered by: LSAC: Law School Admissions Council

    Value: Three levels of competition (1L, 2L, and 3-4/L) and the winner of each level will receive a $5,000 cash prize. 5000

    Deadline: March 31, 2017 20170331

    Description:

    The Law School Admission Council's Diversity Committee Announces a Writing Competition on:

    Why pipeline programs targeting students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are essential to the future of the legal profession

    To Promote Diversity in Law Schools and in the Legal Profession

    The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is committed to fostering diversity in law schools and the legal profession. Currently, through its Diversity Committee, LSAC sponsors and funds a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of the legal profession. These initiatives include organizing national and regional pipeline workshops that promote the development of outreach and early educational programs for students from diverse backgrounds; offering grants to support diversity initiatives at LSAC-member law schools; maintaining databases and websites such as DiscoverLaw.org with information, resources, and programs that encourage students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTQ students to pursue a legal career and equip them with the tools for successful admission and graduation from law school; and engaging in ongoing collaborative programs and projects with prelaw advisors and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). For decades, studies consistently have shown that students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTQ students are underrepresented in most law schools. As a consequence, smaller percentages of persons who represent these groups are graduating from law school and entering the legal profession. This writing competition is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies that law schools should deploy to yield a more diverse class of graduates who will enter the legal profession.

    Entry procedures Include a cover page with your submission. The cover should only contain the author's name, title of the paper, mailing address, law school affiliation, law school status (lL, 2L, 3L/4L), a telephone number where the author may easily be reached, and an email address.

    To allow anonymous evaluations, please do not put your name on the actual paper. The title on the paper must precisely match the title on the cover page that contains the identifying information described above.

    Email entries to DiversityOffice@LSAC.org. Only electronic files (PDF or Word) will be accepted.

    Judging A panel of law school faculty, legal writing instructors, and LSAC diversity committee members will evaluate each submission and select the winning papers. If no paper meets the standards set forth in this announcement, the panel may decide either not to issue an award or publish a paper. The panel's decision will be final.

    Deadline All papers must be sent no later than 5:00 PM EST on Friday, March 31, 2017. No extensions will be granted under any circumstances. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for an award. All submissions become the property of LSAC, and LSAC will retain the copyright of any winning papers selected for publication.

    Topic Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession.

    Eligibility Current JD candidates who are in good standing at LSAC – member law schools

    Length and Format Up to 20 pages (5,000 words or less), 8½ by 11 inch paper, double spaced, 1-inch margins, Word format, 12-point font, with endnotes written in "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book) format

    Evaluation Criteria Essays will be judged according to: • Research and use of relevant sources and authorities (cases; law review articles; other secondary sources, including, but not limited to, books, newspapers, and magazines; and empirical and sociological studies) • Quality and clarity of legal analysis, persuasion, and writing • Understanding, interpretations, and conclusions regarding diversity and the implications of diversity in this context • Full compliance with all competition procedures

    Awards One winning paper will be selected from each of the three (3) qualifying categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L/4L). Each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and the winning essays will be posted at DiscoverLaw.org. In addition, one winning paper will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Legal Education or similar publication.

    Questions Please send your inquiries to the LSAC Diversity Initiatives Office – DiversityOffice@LSAC.org

    Email entries to DiversityOffice@LSAC.org. Only electronic files (PDF or Word) will be accepted.

    Link: Email

  • 2018 CALREI IAMGOLD Essay Award

    Offered by: Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russsian and Eurasian Interests (CALREI)

    Value: First prize winner will receive $3,500. The winning paper will be submitted for publication to Canadian International Journal and its abstract to Canadian Bar Association National Magazine.
    Second prize winner will receives $1,000.
    Third prize winner will receive $500.
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    Deadline: January 15, 2019 20190115

    Description:

    The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award

    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 toynosikova@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

    Link: Website

  • 7th International Jacques Leroy Prize

    Offered by: Union Internationale des Avocats – International Asociation of Lawyers

    Value: Participation in UIA annual congress including travel costs, accommodation and a cash prize of 1000 euros 1000

    Deadline: July 31, 2016 20160731

    Description:

    Student Competition 7th International Jacques Leroy Prize 2016 subject: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Rights, what solutions are companies offering?

    This prize is awarded each year to a law student for his/her written paper (trial argument, study or commentary on a practical case) on a topic linked to the recognition of human rights in the world of business.

    This competition is opn to all alw students under 30. The complete rules can be downloaded from the UIA website.

    Website

  • Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship

    Offered by: Law Offices of Patel and Soltis

    Value: $1,000 per award up to 3 awards will be made 1000

    Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2017, by 5:00PM 20170106

    Description:

    The Law Offices of Patel and Soltis would like to announce the formation of the Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship. Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students. Based on submissions we will award up to three awards.

    This scholarship was established as a memorial to Aaron Schwartz and his dedication to activism and the boundaries he pushed. Amount for 2016-2017 school year – $1,000 per award up to 3 awards will be made

    Criteria:

    • Must be attending an ABA-approved law school for the 2016-2017 school year at least part time.

    • Candidates must submit a 750 to 2000 word essay, not including endnotes upon any subject related to Activism and the Law. Examples would include Immigration reform, Foreclosure Defense, Providing legal resources through technology.

    • All entries will be open for comment on the Focusedlaw.com website.

    • A current resume with contact information must be submitted with each submission.

    • Up to three entries on different topics will be accepted

    • Please email your entry to Soltis@FocusedLaw.com

    • Award(s) will be announced February 4, 2017

    Website

  • Ad IDEM/CMLA Freedom of Expression Writing Prize

    Offered by: Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association

    Value: $2,500 2500

    Deadline: May 31, 2018 20180531

    Description:

    The Ad IDEM/CMLA Freedom of Expression Writing Prize/

    Le prix de rédaction Ad IDEM/CMLA sur la liberté d’expression

    Advocates In Defence of Expression in Media/Canadian Media Lawyers Association is dedicated to the promotion and protection of freedom of expression throughout Canada. Our objective is “to reaffirm every day, in every court in our country, the importance of these freedoms”. Ad IDEM/CMLA offers annually the Ad IDEM Writing Prize for a paper promoting freedom of expression.

    Advocates in Defence of Expression in Media/Canadian Media Lawyers Association est une association dédiée à la promotion et à la protection de la liberté d’expression à travers le Canada. Notre objectif est de réaffirmer quotidiennement, dans chaque tribunal de notre pays, l’importance de cette liberté. Ad IDEM/CMLA offre annuellement le Prix de rédaction Ad IDEM pour un article encourageant la liberté d’expression.

    Amount / Montant: CAD $2,500 / 2 500 $

    Sujet / Topic: Un article original encourageant le droit à la liberté d’expression et la liberté de presse au Canada. Les articles qui auront une utilité pratique sont particulièrement les bienvenus. / Any original paper promoting freedom of expression or freedom of the press in Canada. Papers with a focus on practical proposals and solutions are especially welcome.

    Deadline / Date d’échéance: May 31, 2018. The winner will be announced by September 2018.

    Le 31 mai 2018. Le gagnant sera annoncé en septembre 2018.

    Éligibilité / Eligible: Tous les étudiants des écoles de droit au Canada (LL.B/JD ou LL.M). Les candidats qui doivent graduer en 2018 ou plus tard. Afin d'être éligibles, les articles soumis ne doivent pas avoir été publiés ni avoir reçus de prix ailleurs. / All law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates who will graduate in 2018 or later). To be eligible, entries must not have been published or received prizes elsewhere.

    Length / Longueur demandée: Any length, but maximum length of 10,000 words. / Un maximum de 10 000 mots.

    Publication: Ad IDEM/CMLA publiera l’article gagnant sur son site web à http://www.adidem.org. et dans son matériel de conference. Le gagnant sera aussi encouragé à faire publier son article dans un journal académique ou toute autre publication. / Ad IDEM/CMLA will publish the winning paper on its website at http://www.adidem.org and in its conference materials. The winner will also be encouraged to publish the paper in an academic journal or other publication.

    Submissions / Soumissions: submit your entry todcrerar@blg.com, along with your name and contact information. Ad IDEM/CMLA reserves the right not to award the prize if no appropriate paper is received. / Soumettre votre candidature à dcrerar@blg.com avec vos nom et informations nominatives.

    Ad IDEM/CMLA se réserve le droit de ne pas attribuer de prix s’il n’y a pas d’article approprié reçu.

    Links: Website

  • Baxter Family Competition on Federalism

    Offered by: McGill University, Rachel Baxter, and Colin Baxter

    Value: 1st $5000.00
    2nd $3000.00
    3rd $1000.00
    5000

    Deadline: January 14, 2019 20190114

    Description:

    2019 edition

    McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter Mackell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will be returning for a second edition in early 2019.

    This prestigious bi-annual competition is made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter (BSc’84, BCL’88) and Colin Baxter (BCL’90, LLB’90), who both practice law in Ottawa.

    The overarching goal of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism is to advance research and foster informed debate on federalism by young jurists (including law students, law PhD Candidates, junior legal scholars and junior lawyers) from around the world.

    First-, second- and third-place winners will receive prizes of $5000, $3000, and $1000 respectively, awarded by an international jury. The three winners will be given the unique opportunity to present their papers at a Symposium in May 2019.

    Participants are invited to submit an original essay related to any aspect of federal theory or practice, by January 14, 2019. Comparative angles to federalism are particularly encouraged.

    The 2018-2019 Jury

    We are grateful to the distinguished jury members who will thoroughly consider the essays for the 2019 Competition:

    • Dr. Menaka Guruswamy, BR Ambedkar Research Scholar, Lecturer at Columbia Law School and Barrister at the Supreme Court of India (United States and India).
    • Dr. Rohan Edrisinha, Constitutional Advisor to UNDP Nepal, Faculty Member at University of Colombo Faculty of Law (Sri Lanka).
    • The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada (Canada).
    • Prof. Asha Kaushal, Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and winner of the 2017 Baxter Competition, University of British Columbia (Canada).
    • Prof. Cheryl Saunders, President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies and Director of Studies in Government Law, Melbourne Law School (Australia).
    • Prof. Eva Maria Belser, Co-Director of the Institute of Federalism and holder of the Chair for Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
    • Prof. Francesco Palermo, Head of the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research and Professor of Comparative Public Law at University of Verona’s Faculty of Law (Italy).
    • Prof. Hugo Cyr, Dean at University du Québec à Montréal’s Faculty of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Political Analysis of the Constitution and Federalism (Canada).

    2019 Submission Guidelines

    Author eligibility

    • All law students, as well as PhD candidates, junior legal scholars or junior lawyers with five years of experience or less, from anywhere around the world.
    • To be eligible, authors must either
      • Be currently enrolled in a BCL, LLB, JD, LLM, DCL, or PhD program in law (or their local equivalents);
      • Hold a law degree and have obtained their most recent degree (in law or otherwise) after January 14, 2014;
      • Have been admitted to the Bar (or the local equivalent) after January 14, 2014.

    Criteria for submission

    • Original text in English or in French;
    • Maximum of 8,000 words, including footnotes, for texts in English;
    • Maximum of 8,800 words, including footnotes, for texts in French;
    • Not yet submitted for publication as of January 14, 2019;
    • Written in 12 points font, double-spaced, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides;
    • Numbered in the upper right corner;
    • Submitted in MS Word format;
    • Include complete references, following the Canadian Guide to Legal Citation;
    • Introduced by a separate document that includes:
      • title
      • author’s name
      • contact information (email, phone, address)
      • statement affirming the eligibility for the competition (date of graduation)
      • unpublished status of the paper;
    • Include an abstract summarizing the main question and main conclusions (maximum 200 words).

    Deadline for submission of Essays: January 14, 2019, at 12h00, Eastern Standard Time (Montreal time).

    Submissions are to be emailed to Professor Johanne Poirier, Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, at johanne.poirier3@mcgill.ca with “Baxter Competition” as the email subject line.

    Should you have any questions regarding the Competition, do not hesitate to contact our research assistant at marie-helene.lyonnais@mail.mcgill.ca.

    Website

  • CABA 2017 Student Essay Competition

    Offered by: Canadian American Bar Association

    Value: $500.00 USD 500

    Deadline: May 31, 2017 20170531

    Description:

    CABA is proud to announce the 2017 edition of its annual student essay competition. This competition is an integral part of CABA’s mission to provide a voice to Canadians in the United States and Americans in Canada and to foster a greater understanding of rules with cross-border implications as well as an engagement in their development.

    Admissibility

    Any student registered in a Canadian or American law school for the Winter and/or Spring semesters of 2017 (whether in the J.D., LL.B., B.C.L. or equivalent first degree program, or in the LL.M. program). However, students completing doctoral or postdoctoral studies are not admissible.

    In addition, based on this year’s essay theme, students registered in undergraduate or master’s degree programs which have a mandatory international law component are also admissible.

    Theme

    Since the North Agreement Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), a regional agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico to implement a free trade area, entered into force on January 1, 1994, the two-way trade between Canada and the United States has more than tripled, reaching some $2.4 billion in goods and services daily over the course of 2015. Canada is now the top export destination for 35 American states, while the United States is the most important destination for Canada’s direct investments abroad.

    Despite this increasing level of economic interdependency and trade, during his campaign for the American presidential election, Donald Trump qualified NAFTA as the “worst deal ever made” and vowed to withdraw from the agreement if he cannot achieve a satisfactory renegotiation of the treaty. In the days following the election, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that he was “happy to talk” about renegotiating NAFTA. A memo from Mr. Trump’s transition team obtained by the media indicates that the next American president intends to follow through on the renegotiation of NAFTA, and more particularly with regards to Canada, intends to target the rules currently regulating livestock and softwood lumber.

    Since it is likely that renegotiation over NAFTA will commence in 2016, we invite students to write essays identifying one issue which in their opinions should be part of the renegotiation of the agreement between Canada and the United States. The essays should explain why the issue is in need of renegotiation, how it affects both countries, and how a renegotiated agreement should address the issue and why.

    Rules

    The essays should be drafted in English or French, submitted in both Word and PDF formats, and have no more than 3500 words, including the title and the footnotes. It should be submitted no later than May 31, 2017 via email at policyandadvocacy@canambar.com. In the cover email, the student should include the following information: (a) full name; (b) city of origin; (c) school; (d) program; (e) year level; (f) address; and (g) phone number.

    The winner of the essay will be announced on or before July 31, 2017.

    Link: Website

  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Annual Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Scholarship

    Offered by: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

    Value: $5,000.00 5000

    Deadline: Application packages are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2018. 20180228

    Description:

    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.

    For 2017:

    • 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 by11:59 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 Committeeatinfo@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

    Links: Fasken Martineau Website | CABL Website

  • Canadian Law Student Essay Prize

    Offered by: Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation

    Value: $5,000 5000

    Deadline: 5:00 EST, May 5, 2019 201905051700

    Description:

    Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation is pleased to once again advise you of its annual Canadian Law Student Essay Prize.

    The Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation was established in 2015 by Canadian Defence Lawyers to advance and support legal education and scholarship in Canada by providing prizes and awards to students enrolled in Canadian law schools. Congratulations to Nick Hooper, recent graduate of Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Nick is the winner of the 2017 Essay Prize of $5,000 for his paper: Allocating Loss at the Intersection of Insurance and Torts: Reading the Principled Developments in the Law of Subrogation.

    This year the Foundation will award a prize of $5,000.00 to the author of an essay on a topic as described below: The 2019 essay topic is: A paper relevant to the defence of civil litigation in Canada.

    Essay criteria

    1. Essays must be at least 3,000 and not more than 6,000 words, inclusive of footnotes or endnotes.

    2. Essays must be in Microsoft Word format.

    3. Essays submitted for consideration must be researched and written by one author.

    4. Essays must be submitted to Randi Glass, Executive Director by email at randi@cdlawyers.org no later than 5:00 EST, May 5, 2019.

    5. The author’s name and law school should be noted on the front page of the essay, but must not be shown on any other pages of the essay.

    6. Submissions of an essay implies that it is the author’s own original, unpublished work. Papers submitted for a law school course are eligible.

    7. The winning essay may be published by Canadian Defence Lawyers in a suitable venue.

    The prize is open to any student currently enrolled in the Faculty of Law of any university in Canada. The papers will be judged on academic merit by a distinguished panel of at least 5 eminent persons drawn from the faculties of Canadian Law Schools, the Bench and the practising Bar. One winner will be selected. The papers must be original, academic in style and scholarly in content.

    Instructions for submission of entries are outlined on the accompanying application, also available on our website www.cdlfoundation.org.

    Canadian Defence Lawyers, founded in 1995, is a voice and a resource for civil defence lawyers through networking opportunities, a national perspective and quality defence- specific education.

    Link: Website

  • CBA Essay Contest

    Offered by: The Canadian Bar Association

    Value: $250 - $2500 2500

    Deadline: Variable see website 20170228

    Description:

    ESSAY CONTESTS

    The CBA’s essay contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. What’s more, we award $250–$2,500 in cash prizes for the best submissions.

    To apply to an essay contest, or to learn more about its requirements, check out the pages linked below:

    Nov. 30, 2017
    Immigration Law
    Founders’ Award

    Feb. 28, 2018
    Administrative Law
    Paul Smith Memorial Award

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    James L. Thistle, Q.C. Memorial Award

    Construction and Infrastructure Law
    The Atrium

    Environmental, Energy & Resources Law
    Gowling WLG-David Estrin Prize

    Health Law

    Intellectual Property

    Military Law
    Sword & Scale Competition

    Real Property

    Jun. 30, 2018
    Competition Law
    James H. Bocking Memorial Award

    Link: Website

  • Charles B. Koester Student Essay Competition 2019

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: May 31, 2019 20190531

    Description:

    Topic:

    Any subject matter broadly relating to Parliament, legislatures or legislators.

    Community college, CEGEP, university undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline are invited to participate in the 2019 Charles B. Koester Student Essay Competition sponsored by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group (CSPG). The author of the best essay will receive a $1000 prize. The best essay will be posted on the CSPG Website. Additional prizes may also be awarded at the discretion of the CSPG.

    The CSPG welcomes submissions on any subject matter broadly relating to Parliament, legislatures or legislators, including but not limited to elections, political parties or the relationship between legislatures or legislators and other branches or areas of government such as the executive or the courts. Papers may focus on any one jurisdiction. We welcome comparative analysis or either a federal- provincial or international focus. Essays may be submitted in either official language.

    Essays must be submitted electronically (to: info@cspg-gcep) in Word, PDF or RTF format (one inch margins, 12 point font, double spaced), no later than May 31, 2019. Please include the following information on the cover page: (a) at the top: the author's name, educational institution, student number and last year of study completed; (b) in the middle: essay title; (c) at the bottom: the author's address, email and telephone number. Papers exceeding the 5000 word limit, inclusive of tables, figures, footnotes and references will not be accepted.

    The essays will be judged by an academic and parliamentary panel and according to their originality, research and clarity.

    Single authored essays only.

    The CSPG reserves the right to not award prizes if the jury feels there are not enough entries or if the entries are not of sufficient quality.

    For more information: Visit http://cspg-gcep.ca, or contact the CSPG Secretariat at 613-995-2937 or info@cspg-gcep.ca.

    Link: Website

  • Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize

    Offered by: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, CIAJ

    Value: CIAJ will provide to the recipient: travel, accommodation and registration to the 2016 Annual Conference in Ottawa, and a stipend of $500. 500

    Deadline: June 17, 2016 20160617

    Description:

    This prize honours Christine Huglo Robertson, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) between 1992 and 2012. Its goal is to engage law students in the work of CIAJ and to promote scholarship concerning the administration of justice.

    The prize is awarded annually for an original paper, previously unpublished, on a topic relating to the administration of justice. Candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to consider subjects relating to the theme of CIAJ’s Annual Conference scheduled in October. The theme for the 2016 conference to be held in Ottawa (ON) from October 5 to 7 is: Civil Justice and Economics: A Matter of Value.

    Papers in French or English must be no more than 7500 words, including notes and tables. They must be in a format compatible with Microsoft Word. The candidate’s name and university should appear on the cover of the paper but the text must not otherwise identify the author of the submission.

    Competition for the prize is open only to students registered for a degree (J.D., LL.B. or B.C.L.) in the Faculty of Law of a Canadian university and only for a paper written in the twelve months preceding the closing date for submissions. Papers submitted for academic credit may be submitted for this prize. Candidates must provide confirmation of their academic registration, including a statement of the date at which the text was written, and they must attest that the paper has not been submitted elsewhere, in whole or in part, for publication or a prize.

    A committee will select the best paper. It must be of publishable quality and make a significant contribution to scholarship concerning the administration of justice. CIAJ will not award the prize if there is no text of sufficient merit. CIAJ will publish the paper in digital or printed form. Copyright will remain with CIAJ. The author will be invited to the annual meeting of CIAJ in October 2016 and may be invited to present the paper on that occasion. CIAJ will provide to the recipient: travel, accommodation and registration to the 2016 Annual Conference in Ottawa, and a stipend of $500.

    Submissions must be received by e-mail at michele.moreau@ciaj-icaj.ca no later than June 17, 2016. An announcement of the prize will be made early July.

    For more information, please contact CIAJ or visit our website. Tel: 514-343-6157, Fax: 514-343-6296 E-mail: ciaj@ciaj-icaj.ca

    Link: Website

  • Family Law Scholarship

    Offered by: Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers

    Value: $5,000.00 main award. $500.00 runners-up maximum of 3 5000

    Deadline: November 6, 2017 20171106

    Description:

    Lead the way to a better family law system. Write an essay proposing practical innovations or substantive family law reform. Submit your essay byNovember 6, 2017 for consideration by a panel of family lawyers and scholars. Win a $5,000 scholarship or one of three runner-up prizes. Get published. Make a difference. Start now.

    Davidson Fraese Family Law Scholarship

    At Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers we recognize that family law has both a broad and profound impact on Canadian families. Perhaps no other area of law has such a significant role to play in the well-being and future prosperity of our society. We are passionate about supporting students interested in practicing family law as a career choice, and want to inspire law students across Canada to consider how the family law system can innovate, improve, reform and modernize – all to better serve Canadian families.

    That’s why we’ve created a substantial new scholarship to encourage family law innovation, open to entry for students studying at or admitted to any Canadian law school. The Davidson Fraese Family Law Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for the best essay on family law innovation, as judged by a panel of distinguished Canadian family lawyers and scholars.

    Eligibility Requirements

    The eligibility criteria and application process are as follows:

    • Applicants must submit a minimum 1,500 word essay on any aspect of innovation in Canadian family law (we’ve prepared a non-exhaustive list of possible topics)
    • Open to students enrolled in any year of study at any Canadian law school during the 2017/2018 academic year
    • Submission deadline November 6
    • Winner will receive prize of $5,000, and automatic consideration for publication
    • Runners-up will receive prize of $500

    All submissions will be considered for publication on the Davidson Fraese Family Law Blog. With your consent, we may propose submitting your essay to other legal industry publications for broader circulation. If your ideas are good, they deserve an audience!

    Application Instructions

    Applications should be submitted by email to scholarship@davidsonfraese.ca. All applications must include:

    • your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address;
    • confirmation of admission or enrolment at a Canadian law school; and
    • your essay on family law innovation (minimum 1,500 words) in word or pdf format.

    All applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application has been received, and will be notified of the results when they are available.

    Award Panel

    The award panel for the 2017 scholarship includes the following members:

    • John-Paul Boyd, Executive Director, Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
    • Heather Davidson, Partner, Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers
    • Heather Fraese, Partner, Davidson Fraese Family Lawyers

    We ask that you please refrain from contacting award panel members directly regarding the scholarship. All inquiries should be directed to scholarship@davidsonfraese.ca.

    Possible Writing Topics / Subject Areas

    What follows is a list of areas in which we see an opportunity for student research to make a significant contribution to the practice:

    • ways to improve public access to family law counsel
    • potential uses of technology in family law
    • improvements to court processes relating to family law
    • law reform to address inequity or injustice in an area of family law

    This list is by no means intended to be inclusive. Please feel free to write on any topic you consider responsive.

    Link: Website

  • First Peoples Law Indigenous Law Student Scholarship

    Offered by: First Peoples Law

    Value: $5,000 5000

    Deadline: July 31, 2019 20190731

    Description:

    First Peoples Law was established as a vehicle for defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples' Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights. We do this by providing the highest-quality legal services while actively participating in public education.

    Our objective is to play a meaningful role in Indigenous Peoples' ongoing struggle for a more respectful and equitable world for themselves and their children.

    As part of our commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous lawyers, First Peoples Law is offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to an Indigenous law student with a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples.

    ELIGIBILITY

    In order to be considered for the First Peoples Law Scholarship, an applicant must:

    1) be an Indigenous student (i.e. First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) currently enrolled at a Canadian law school as a JD candidate as of September 2019; and

    2) have a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    1) One of the following:

    (a) Reference letter from a member of your home community identifying and confirming your commitments and interests. It is suggested but not required that this reference letter come from a community Elder, elected or hereditary leader, or traditional knowledge-holder

    OR

    (b) Reference letter from an organization, entity or other body which provides services and supports for or on behalf of Indigenous Peoples

    2) One reference letter from an employer or professor (or other faculty member)

    3) Proof of enrollment as an Indigenous student at a Canadian law school

    4) A 500-word essay explaining how you intend to use your law degree to serve and advance the interests of Indigenous Peoples

    Link: Website

  • Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest

    Offered by: Fraser Institute

    Value: 1st Prize $1,500.00
    2nd Prize $1,000.00
    3rd Prize $500.00
    1500

    Deadline: June 1 ????0601

    Description:

    Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition. $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded with $3,000 of this is designated just for high school students! Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process.

    2018 Essay ContestIncreasing the Minimum Wage: Good Intentions, Bad Policy?

    The idea of raising the minimum wage in Canada and in some jurisdictions in the United States is a contentious topic. Proponents of a higher minimum wage tout that such increase will be an effective tool for helping those in poverty. But a recent study by the Fraser Institute found that 88% of minimum wage earners in Canada do not actually live in low-income households. In fact, nearly 60% of these earners are young adults aged 15-24, most of whom are living with their parents or other relatives. Additionally, research has found that about 70% of the benefits from a higher wage go to non-poor households in Canada.

    Beyond the misperception that the majority of the benefits from an increase in the minimum wage would go to low-income earners and the most vulnerable, raising the minimum wage has been shown to lead to reductions in employment, particularly for young people and immigrants.

    While constructing your essay, consider the following questions:

    • Should provincial governments increase the minimum wage?
    • What impact would such an increase have on the Canadian economy?
    • Is raising the minimum wage an effective way to provide assistance to vulnerable Canadians?
    • Is there an alternative to raising the minimum wage that targets low-income earners more precisely?

    Link: Website

  • Geoff Weller Memorial Essay Prize

    Offered by: Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies

    Value: $500 at the graduate level, and $400 at the undergraduate level 500

    Deadline: May 31, 2015 20150531

    Description:

    Eligibility Criteria
    The competition is open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a Canadian university, or any Canadian student enrolled at a university outside of Canada. Essays must address some dimension of intelligence, security, or law enforcement issues in any time period and in any country. Submissions can be from any Humanities or Social Sciences discipline, inter-disciplinary programmes, or law school. Only papers submitted in 2014 or 2015 are eligible. Only one paper per candidate will be accepted for the competition.

    The Award
    One undergraduate and one graduate paper will be awarded. CASIS offers cash prizes for winners in both categories: $500 at the graduate level, and $400 at the undergraduate level.

    Submission
    Undergraduate essays cannot exceed 30 pages including footnotes. Graduate papers cannot exceed 40 pages including notes. Theses are not eligible, but chapters from theses can be submitted within the length specified. Submissions should be sent by email with a clear subject heading reading “CASIS Weller Prize”, graduate or undergraduate level, and the author’s last name: i.e. CASIS Weller Prize – undergraduate – Johnson, Eric. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word, 12 point font, and must include a full title page with the author's name, institution, academic programme, and summer/fall contact information, as well as course details and grades/comments the essay received. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the competition, a letter sponsoring and explaining the submission from the instructor who marked must also be sent by separate cover. Send an electronic copy of the paper to:

    Dr. Arne Kislenko
    Undergraduate Programme Director
    Department of History
    Ryerson University
    350 Victoria Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3
    (416) 979-5000 ext. 6206
    akislenk@ryerson.ca

    A reminder that the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) is holding its 11th annual competition for the Geoff Weller Memorial Essay Prize. The prize is awarded annually by CASIS in memory of Professor Geoff Weller, past president of CASIS and the first president of the University of Northern British Columbia, for the best undergraduate and graduate paper on a subject dealing with intelligence, security, defence, or law enforcement.

    Link: Email

  • Gregory K. Steele QC Student Prize in Elder Law.

    Offered by: Canadian Centre for Elder Law

    Value: $500.00 500

    Deadline: May 30, 2017 20170530

    Description:

    We invite university students across Canada to submit entries for this competition. Submitted papers must deal with a topic related to law and aging. The winning paper will be selected by a jury composed of Canadian Centre of Elder Law staff members. The prize is a $500 cash award and the opportunity to present the winning paper at the 2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference.

    Link: Website

  • Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize

    Offered by: Canadian Class Action Review

    Value: $10,000.00 10000

    Deadline: April 9, 2018 20180409

    Description:

    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.

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

    Eligibility
    All Canadian university students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program are eligible for the prize. Essays may be written from the perspective of any discipline or from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Submissions must involve an aspect of class actions, which may include legal, accounting, computer science, management, public relations, and financing issues, among others.

    Submission Information
    All essay submissions must be typed and be between 8,000 and 15,000 words (not including citations). 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.

    Due Date
    Essays for the 2018 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize must be submitted in both print and electronic form (.docx, .doc, or .rtf format but not .pdf) by April 9, 2018. The winner will be announced in the fall of 2018. The winning paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review. Note that in submitting a paper to this competition, the author consents to publication in the Canadian Class Action Review in print and/or electronic form.

    Prize Board
    A national prize board has been established to review the submissions and choose the prizewinner.

    How to Submit
    Please mail a hard copy of your paper to:
    Lesley Steeve, Managing Editor
    Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize
    Irwin Law Inc.
    14 Duncan Street, Suite 206
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 3G8

    Also please email an electronic copy of your paper to lsteeve at irwinlaw dot com

    Further Information
    For further information please contact:
    Lesley Steeve, Managing Editor
    Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize
    Irwin Law Inc.
    14 Duncan Street, Suite 206
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 3G8
    by phone: (416) 862-7690 ext 229, (888) 314-9014 (toll free)
    by fax: (416) 862-9236
    or lsteeve at irwinlaw dot com

    Link: Website

  • IADC Legal Writing Contest

    Offered by: IADC International Association of Defense Counsel

    Value: 1st place $2,000.00 US
    2nd place $1,000.00 US
    3rd place $500.00 US
    Honorable mention placque
    2000

    Deadline: May 19, 2017 20170519

    Description:

    All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

    Winning and honorable mention entries are considered for publication in the IADC's quarterly academic publication, the Defense Counsel Journal. The judges also may award honorable mentions.

    Past experience has shown that teachers of litigation-related subjects are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in legal writing and to encourage participation in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Each year a number of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars, and the caliber of the papers has been high. These faculty members are in an excellent position to encourage their students to enter the IADC contest.

    Deans, professors, and law review editors are urged to publicize the IADC contest and to encourage participation in it.

    Contest Rules

    1. Eligibility. The International Association of Defense Counsel 2017 Legal Writing Contest is open to students who, at the time of submission of their entries, are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools.

    2. Subject Matter. Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.

    3. Authorship and Publication. Entries must be certified by the entrant on the IADC entry form to be the original and sole work of the entrant. At the time of submission, the entry must not have been published or accepted for publication, and the author must be free to execute the assignment of copyright to IADC referred to in Rule 7.

    4. Judging. The contest will be judged by a committee of the IADC, whose decisions will be final. In addition to the monetary award winners, the judges may designate entries worthy of honorable mention.

    5. Judging Standards. Articles will be judged on the following factors: (1) the choice of subject matter, as measured by its significance, international or national relevance, and timeliness; (2) the amount of work and effort, as measured by the entry's comprehensiveness and analysis; (3) the 5. quality of the legal analysis, as measured by its objectivity and balance; and (4) the writing quality, as measured by clarity of expression, brevity, and literary construction. Entrants also should consider the points made in the contest guidelines.

    6. Monetary Awards. Monetary awards will be made as follows: US $2,000 to the first place winner, US $1,000 to the second place winner, and US $500 to the third place winner. Honorary mentions receive no monetary awards.

    7. Plaques and Publication. Authors of monetary award articles and of those awarded honorable mention will receive commemorative plaques, and their articles will be made available for publication in Defense Counsel Journal, IADC's quarterly law review. At the time of submission, entrants must execute the assignment of copyright in the entry certificate. IADC will copyright articles published in Defense Counsel Journal, but release the copyright assignment back to entrants whose works are not published. Acceptance for publication in any publication other than Defense Counsel Journal prior to notice to the author of an award in this contest will disqualify the entry. Entrants are expected to notify IADC promptly of such prior acceptance by another publication.

    8. Directions for Transmission. Entries, together with the completed entry form, must be sent to the International Association of Defense Counsel, via electronic mail to Melisa Maisel Vanis at mmaisel@iadclaw.org.

    Contest Guidelines

    1. Substance

      • Choice of Subject. Rule 2 allows for a broad range of topics, provided it is one of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. Unusual subjects are desirable if of sufficiently widespread interest beyond the borders of any state or province.

      • Balance. Entries should be of law review type and quality, not briefs. Authors' opinions should reflect consideration of both sides of the issues.

      • Original Work. Compliance with this requirement of Rule 2 permits borrowing from the writings of others, provided due attribution is given. An article must not parallel its sources too closely in form or content, and direct quotations must always be shown as such.

      • Sole Authorship. Entries must be the work of a single author. An entry does not fail the "single author" test merely because it has been graded by a professor who has offered advice on it. Sole authorship cannot be claimed, however, if, for example, a paper has been rewritten in part by another person, or if another has contributed research to the paper.

      • Legal Analysis. A major factor is the quality of legal analysis reflected by an article. Clear thinking and expression are key faculties of a good lawyer. While lawyers and judges alike are seldom capable of resolving questions of law solely by the cool light of reason, unclouded by predilections or prejudices, they must justify their conclusions with sound reasoning and pertinent authorities.

    2. Form

      • Organization. Any well-written article must be organized and presented in a logical and orderly manner. This is best accomplished by initial preparation of an outline that (1) disciplines the author's thought processes; (2) provides a table of contents; (3) supplies headings for quick reference; and (4) eliminates the need for lengthy introductions and conclusions.

      • Hallmarks of Fine Writing. The three hallmarks of fine legal writing are simplicity, clarity, and brevity.

        • Simplicity. A simple writing style befits legal writing because it is easily understood and does not overtax the reader's powers of concentration. Just as long sentences, laden with dependent clauses, should be avoided, so, too, lengthy paragraphs should be avoided.

        • Clarity. Yale Professor John Berdan used to tell his English composition class that a fine writing is like a windowpane: seen through, but never seen.

        • Brevity. While the IADC Legal Writing Contest imposes no strict word limitation, brevity is to be desired, although it is a mixed virtue. A well-written law entry should include all points necessary to full treatment of the subject. Past experience has shown that most entries are unnecessarily prolix and repetitious. Trim off the fat; leave the bone and sinew.(Suggested word limit: 12,000 words, including footnotes)

    3. Miscellany

      • Entries must be submitted via email in English in Microsoft Word format to Melisa Maisel Vanis at mmaisel@iadclaw.org. Footnotes should appear on the page referenced in the text. Avoid excessive footnotes. Use The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition) for style.

    4. Cicero's Advice

      • The winning entries will be those that best heed the 2,000-year-old advice of the Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero: "Be clear, so the audience will understand. Be interesting, so the audience will listen. Be persuasive, so the audience will agree."

    Links: Website

  • IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition

    Offered by: Institute for Energy Law

    Value: $2500.00 2500

    Deadline: December 8, 2017 20171208

    Description:

    Call for Student Papers

    To Become the IEL Hartrick Scholar for 2018

    The IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition: The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and

    International Law announces its 2018 Hartrick Scholar writing competition. All eligible students are invited to participate.

    Eligible Students and Topics: Students enrolled in law school anywhere in the world as of December 2017, and

    seeking a first degree in law, such as a juris doctor, LL. B. or an equivalent, are eligible to submit an article for consideration

    in the IEL Hartrick Scholar competition. The general subject for this year’s competition is any topic related to energy

    development. This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy

    regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.

    The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works

    prepared for a law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission

    guidelines. The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem

    worthy of recognition.

    Submission Guidelines: The article must be submitted electronically to the Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee,

    at the address listed below, on or before December 8, 2017. The article should not exceed 8,000 words including

    footnotes (this approximates 40 double-spaced pages of text and footnotes or 25 printed pages). Footnotes should be in

    Blue Book format and placed at the bottom of the page where the footnoted text appears. The article should be submitted

    in pdf format accompanied by a cover email message that contains the following information: (1) your name; (2) the title

    of your article; (3) the law school where you are currently enrolled; (4) your year at law school (in 2017-18); (5) your

    mailing address; (6) your telephone number, preferably cell phone; and (7) your email address. The article should NOT

    contain your name, law school, or any other identifying information. The winning paper will be published in the 69th Annual

    Proceedings of the Institute on Oil & Gas Law; therefore if the article has been published elsewhere, the submission must

    include permission to publish the article from the original publisher.

    Selection of the 2018 Hartrick Scholar: The Hartrick Scholar selected by the Judging Committee will be notified

    on February 1, 2018. The Scholar will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute for Energy Law’s 69th Annual Oil & Gas

    Law Conference to be held February 15-16, 2018, in Houston, Texas. The Hartrick Scholar will also be recognized for his

    or her work at the IEL’s Annual Law School Symposium, held in the spring of 2018. Selection as the Hartrick Scholar

    includes, in addition to the $2,500 cash award, reimbursement of the cost of travel to attend the Conference in Houston

    and the Law School Symposium.

    Submit Articles To:

    Hartrick Scholar Judging

    Committee

    ATTN: Vickie Adams

    Institute for Energy Law

    Using these email addresses: vadams@cailaw.org

    For Questions Contact:

    Vickie Adams
    Institute for Energy Law
    vadams@cailaw.org
    (972) 244-3421

    Link: Website

  • Insolvency Institute of Canada: Law Student Writing Awards program

    Offered by: Insolvency Institute of Canada

    Value: First, second and third prizes of $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded. 7500

    Deadline: June 14, 2019 20190614

    Description:

    The IIC Law Student Writing Award Program raises awareness and generates interest among undergraduate law students in the practice of corporate insolvency and restructuring through the research and development of papers.

    15th Anniversary of the IIC Law Student Writing Award Program

    Our 2019 program marks the 15th year of the IIC offering the Law Student Writing Awards Program, which was designed to support and reward academic scholarship in the area of corporate insolvency and restructuring. This program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to research insolvency issues and bring their proposals for reform to the attention of the business and legal community which they are about to enter.

    Eligilitity

    • The competition is open to law students in full-time undergraduate law programs at Canadian universities. Entries may be submitted in English or French.

    • Each student is limited to one entry. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted from one university, but each paper must bear the endorsement of a law faculty member.

    • Papers must be no longer than 3,000 words (exclusive of footnotes) and must be typed. Papers may be jointly written.

    • Papers must be submitted electronically to the Executive Director at the email provided in the entry form by the deadline.

    • The paper must be focused on restructuring in an insolvency context.

    2019 Awards

    First, second and third prizes of $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded. The prize for the first-place winner will be presented at the IIC’s annual conference being held October 24-27, 2019 at the Ritz Carleton in Naples, Florida. Both the first place winner and their faculty sponsor will be invited guests of the IIC at the conference, with complimentary conference registration (including accommodations). Travel costs will be reimbursed. If a co-authored paper is selected for first place, the division of the prize and the reimbursed travel costs will be entirely at the discretion of the winners.

    All papers provided to the Judges are confidential and do not include the author’s name or university affiliation to ensure impartiality during the judging and winning paper selection process.

    Link: Website

  • John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize 2019

    Offered by: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc

    Value: 1st prize $5,000.00 AUD, 2nd prize $2,000.00 AUD, 3rd prize $1,000.00 AUD all prizes also include registration at the IPSANZ Conference 5000

    Deadline: Friday 17 May, 2019 20190517

    Description:

    The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. is pleased to announce its 2019 competition for an essay on a topic of the author’s choice regarding intellectual property.

    1st Prize of the John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize will comprise the sum of $5,000 AUD plus complimentary registration at the IPSANZ 33rd Annual Conference scheduled to be held 6 – 8 September 2019 including 2 nights’ accommodation, staying at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Queensland, including a return economy airfare from within Australia or New Zealand to the conference.

    2nd Prize will comprise the sum of $2,000 AUD plus complimentary registration at the IPSANZ 33rd Annual Conference, including 2 nights’ accommodation in Noosa, Queensland.

    3rd Prize will comprise the sum of $1,000 AUD plus complimentary registration at the IPSANZ 33rd Annual Conference, including 2 nights’ accommodation in Noosa, Queensland.

    It is intended that the Prize winners will be announced and presented at the Conference. The winning entry will be published in Intellectual Property Forum, the official journal of IPSANZ.

    Competition Rules

    • Entries must be unpublished essays, which are the original work of the author. Entries should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

    • Entries should be substantive works displaying original thinking in an area of intellectual property of the author’s choice. A maximum of two co-authors is permitted for entries. In the case of co-authors, the prize is to be shared between the authors. A maximum of two entries per author or pair of co-authors is allowed.

    • Endnotes must appear at the end of the essay. Entries should include a summary of the essay (50-100 words). Entrants should keep a copy of the entry, as no entries will be returned.

    • Each entry should be accompanied by a separate detached page giving the author’s name and contact details and a short biography. No identification of the author should appear on the entry itself.

    • The decision of the judging panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judging panel will retain the discretion not to award the Prize.

    • Two copies of each entry should be submitted by mail, typed, double-spaced and on A4 paper, and, a copy submitted electronically (in word format).

    • Airfares, accommodation and entry to the IPSANZ Conference are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. In the case of a winning entry from a country other than Australia or New Zealand a monetary contribution representing the cost of a return economy airfare from Melbourne or Sydney to the capital city in which the conference is to be held, will be made.

    • Closing date for entries is Friday, 17 May 2019.

    Entries should be sent to:

    The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
    GPO Box 2491
    Melbourne Victoria 3001
    Australia
    Telephone: (61 3) 9761 2833
    Email: ipsanz@ipsanz.com.au

    Contact:

    Caroline Reznik
    IPSANZ
    GPO Box 2491
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    T: 61 3 9761 2833
    F: 61 3 9761 2899
    E: ipsanz@ipsanz.com.au;
    W: www.ipsanz.com.au

    Link: Website

  • John Westlake Prize

    Offered by: Institute of International Law

    Value: 10'000 Swiss francs 10000

    Deadline: 31 December 2016 20161231

    Description:

    All papers relating to the topic on ‘Dispute Settlement before International Courts and Tribunals’ can be submitted to the Institute of International Law until the 31st of December 2016.

    Established by James Brown Scott in memory of his mother and sister: JOHN WESTLAKE PRIZE

    This competition, endowing an award of 10'000 Swiss francs, is organized under the auspices of the Institute of International Law in accordance with the Regulations of the Prize as established by the late J.B. SCOTT. This Prize bears the name of thirteen distinguished international lawyers on a rotating basis.

    The subject of this competition is: DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BEFORE INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

    Papers related to this subject can be submitted in German, English, Spanish French, or Italian and should comply with all other requirements as specified in the Regulations of the Prize, which can be consulted in the Yearbook of the Institute of International Law, Vol. 61-II, 1986, p. 359-367 and on the website of the Institute of International Law: www.idi-iil.org. The papers have to be submitted to the Secretary-General of the Institute at the latest by 31 December 2016 to the following address:

    Professor Marcelo Kohen IHEID Chemin Eugène Rigot 2 Case postale 136 CH-1211 Geneva 21

    The Prize will be awarded during the 2017 session of the Institute of International Law. Geneva, 4 February 2016

    Website

  • Law Offices of Randy Collins Scholarship

    Offered by: Law Offices of Randy Collins

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: December 10, 2017 20171210

    Description:

    At the Law Offices of Randy Collins we strongly believe that continuing education and giving back to the legal community is the responsibility of every successful criminal defense law firm. As attorneys ourselves, we’ve placed great value on our own education when making sacrifices on our paths to and beyond law school. If you intend to do the same, we want to help.

    Having always been firm advocates of higher learning, we are proud to give back to those aspiring to become lawyers through the Law Offices of Randy Collins Scholarship. This law school scholarship opportunity is awarded to one student each year based on verifiable merit.

    Please carefully review all of the eligibility requirements and application process below. Remember to include:

    • Your first and last name,
    • Email address,
    • Phone number including area code and,
    • Mailing address with your scholarship application submission.

    The law school scholarship recipient will receive the award in 30-90 days after the deadline. By participating, you are providing your full consent for us to contact you by mail, email, and phone. In addition, if you are selected as the winner, you are also giving us your consent to use your full name, law school or college identification as well as your submitted essay on our site and for any other promotional purposes, without any further payment or compensation to you. If you would like us to use your chosen photo, please send that in with your scholarship submission. The recipient will be responsible for payment of any Federal and/or State taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.

    2017 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Award: $1,000

    Submission Deadline: Must be received by December 10, 2017

    This scholarship has been made available to all law students or college students who are currently attending and admitted to a state accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college.

    How to Apply

    Please write a complete essay answering the questions provided below as well as provide us with proof of current attendance at a college or university (transcripts work). Your responses should be 2,000 to 5,000 words, although you will not be disqualified if it is shorter or longer.

    Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:

    Email:
    scholarship@mycaliforniadefenseattorney.com

    Mail:
    Law Offices of Randy Collins
    1000 Quail Street, Suite 110
    Newport Beach, California 92660

    Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:

    • Your first and last name, home address, as well as contact details that include your phone number and email address.
    • Statement of your current academic status and evidence that you are attending law school or college as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your current law school or undergraduate transcript. By submitting you are giving us express consent to confirm your attendance and admission by contacting the university or college.
    • Your essay as a Word document.

    2017 Three Part Essay Question

    Frank was driving his vehicle at night on an unlit winding road when, without slowing his vehicle, struck a man who was running on the shoulder of the road adjacent to a baseball field.

    The posted speed limit for the road was 50 miles per hour.

    The officer arrived at the scene of the accident 15 minutes later and found Frank sitting in his car in the field. Without giving Frank any Miranda warnings, the officer asked him why his car was in the field, and Frank said that he was driving down the road and his car hit “something.” The officer noticed that Frank’s eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred, and his breath had a strong odor of alcohol. When Frank exited the car at the officer’s direction, he could not stand without holding onto the car. Frank refused the officer’s request that he take a breath test to determine the percentage of alcohol in his blood. An ambulance arrived, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead.

    The officer arrested Frank and took him to the police station. The officer then appeared before a judge who, based upon the above facts, issued an order for a chemical test of Frank’s blood. The blood test was administered and showed Frank’s blood alcohol level to be substantially above the legal limit for driving while intoxicated.

    Frank was indicted for the crime of manslaughter in the second degree.

    1. Does Frank have the right to have the results of the blood test suppressed? Explain.
    2. Does Frank have the right to have his statement suppressed? Explain.
    3. Was the evidence presented at trial legally sufficient to support a conviction of manslaughter in the second degree? Explain.

    Tips for the Essay

    • Research the questions and subject carefully. Laws vary depending upon what state an offense occurs in. Learning different State’s laws can help you to comprehend the reasoning behind those differences. This is your personal analysis, not an assignment in which you copy and paste a set of laws that already exist.
    • Make sure to be original. Do not just repeat something you read elsewhere. Do not plagiarize. You will be immediately disqualified.
    • Many of those who participate may feel emotionally affected by the question. Feel free to share your personal perspective. It will be judged objectively and without regard to whether it is “right” or “wrong”.

    Privacy Policy and User Communications

    Privacy Policy: By submitting a scholarship application, the applicant automatically grants the Law Offices of Randy Collins, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on MyCalifornaiDefenseAttorney.com or in other marketing communications in the event he or she wins. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

    User Communications – When you send email communications to the Law Offices of Randy Collins, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. The Law Offices of Randy Collins, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

    Link: Website

  • Liberal Studies Essay Contest

    Offered by: Institute for Liberal Studies

    Value:

    Graduate Students
    1st Place – $1,500
    2nd Place – $750
    3rd Place – $500

    Undergraduate Students 1st Place – $1,000 2nd Place – $500 3rd Place – $250

    1500

    Deadline: February 28, 2017 20170228

    Description:

    The Institute for Liberal Studies is accepting submissions answering the question “Are there moral limits to markets?”.

    To be eligible, you must be a full-time post-secondary student studying in Canada, or a Canadian resident enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in another country.

    Essays should not exceed 2,000 words. Students must read and cite and the following sources:

    Jason Brennan & Peter Jaworski, Markets without Symbolic Limits, Ethics 125 (4):1053-1077 (2015).
    Michael Sandel, How Markets Crowd Out Morals, Boston Review, 2012.
    Debra Satz, The Egalitarian Intuition, Boston Review, 2012.
    Elizabeth Anderson, For-Profit Corruption, Boston Review, 2012.

    Up to 10 additional sources may be cited. Students may wish to consider arguments made in other articles from the Boston Review forum “How Markets Crowd Out Morals” or in Chapters 1 and 2 of “Markets Without Limits” by Brennan & Jaworski. As with all academic writing, it is expected that you will use citations for all non-original ideas. Any widely accepted academic citation format may be used. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017. See web link for essay submission link and submission form.

    Link: Website

  • Litwiniuk & Company Personal Injury Law Scholarship

    Offered by: Litwiniuk & Company Barristers and Solicitors

    Value: $5,000.00 5000

    Deadline: October 31, 2017 20171031

    Description:

    The scholarship is open to all law students who are currently admitted to or attending a degree program in law at a Canadian or American university.

    Personal Injury Law Matters.

    A well-functioning tort system is one of the keys to any modern society. Write an essay in support or opposition with examples, and suggest ways the system can be improved or replaced. Submit your essay by October 31, 2017 for consideration by a panel of personal injury lawyers. Win a $5,000 scholarship and have your essay published on the Litwiniuk & Company blog.

    Litwiniuk & Company Personal Injury Law Scholarship

    Litwiniuk & Company believes that personal injury lawyers play an important role in the legal system and society in general. Tort laws provide a safeguard against the negligence of individuals and companies, and a method of compensation for victims of negligence. It is arguably one of the most important yet misunderstood areas of law. Misconceptions abound, and prevent discussions about real, substantive reform. We want to encourage students to take an interest in tort law, to better understand how it affects society, and to consider a career in personal injury law – that is why we are offering this scholarship.

    The Litwiniuk & Company Personal Injury Law Scholarship is an annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for the best essay on tort law, as judged by our lawyers. The scholarship is open to students currently studying at or admitted to any Canadian or American law school.

    Eligibility Requirements

    The eligibility criteria and application process are as follows:

    • Applicants must submit an essay in PDF format between 1,500 and 1,700 words, not including footnotes, endnotes, citations, exhibits, or bibliography, in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, on the following topic: A well-functioning tort system is one of the keys to any modern society. Write an essay in support or opposition with examples, and suggest ways the system can be improved or replaced.

    • The applicant must be the author of the essay which must be an original work. All references must be clearly cited.

    • Open to students enrolled in any year of study at any Canadian or American law school during the current academic year.

    • The submission deadline is October 31, 2017.

    • The winner will receive a scholarship of $5,000 CDN, and consideration for publication on the Litwiniuk & Company blog.

    • All essays become the property of Litwiniuk & Company upon submission, and may not be used in any way by anyone other than Litwiniuk & Company except the applicant who may only use the essay for academic, non-commercial purposes. Litwiniuk & Company will owe no remuneration to any person for the use or publication of any applicant’s essay by Litwiniuk & Company or any other person or entity, but will not use or publish an applicant’s essay without crediting the applicant.

    • Essays that do not meet one or more of the requirements, including requirements for size and formatting, may be disqualified by Litwiniuk & Company.

    Application Instructions

    Applications should be completed at litwiniuk.com/scholarship.

    All applications must include:

    • The applicant’s full legal name, email address, telephone number and current mailing address;

    • Confirmation of admission or enrolment at a Canadian or American law school; and

    • Your essay on tort law (between 1,500 and 1,700 words, not including footnotes, endnotes, citations, exhibits, or bibliography, in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced) in PDF format.

    All applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application has been received.

    Only the winner will be contacted directly; please check litwiniuk.com/scholarship to view the winner.

    Please do not contact Litwiniuk & Company team members directly regarding the scholarship. All inquiries should be directed to scholarship@litwiniuk.com.

    Link: Website

  • McGurk Fraese Family Law Scholarship

    Offered by: McGurk Fraese Family Lawyers

    Value: $5,000.00 and $500.00 runner up prizes 5000

    Deadline: November 5, 2016 20161105

    Description:

    The concept is simple and unique: an award for the best paper submitted on family law innovation, as assessed by a panel of practitioners and academics. Our goal is to stimulate creative thinking and new ideas for improvement and reform of Canadian family law, in both substantive and procedural respects.

    In addition to a main award of $5,000 we are funding up to three runners-up awards. Successful papers will be published online and widely distributed with a view to stimulating further discussion and real change.

    I'm hoping to work with you to ensure law students at the University of Alberta are able to participate in this award program. To that end, please find attached a pdf poster for the award suitable for posting on your faculty blog, student Facebook group, and elsewhere. I've also prepared a brief award summary, as follows:

    Number: 1 main award, maximum of 3 runners-up

    Conditions: The scholarship is open to all law students who are currently admitted to or attending an undergraduate degree program in law at a Canadian university.

    Our goal in this first year of the program is to obtain submissions from across Canada and it would be an honour to make our inaugural award to a law student at the University of Alberta.

    Website

  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition

    Offered by: National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: April 30, 2015 20150430

    Description:

    The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows. TOPIC Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. ELIGIBILITY Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2014-2015 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project. FORMAT Essays must be typed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, double-spaced in 12-point font, and Times New Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) total pages of text, including notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, including notes, or which are not in the required format will not be read. The winner may be required to abridge the winning article for publication in the NACTT Quarterly. JUDGING The NACTT will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness. QUESTIONS Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition at the address that appears below. SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE Entries must be received by April 30, 2015. Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of the NACTT. Entries may be submitted via email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to Trustee@Ch13austin.com. AWARD The author of the first-place essay will receive a $1000.00 cash prize. The winning essay will be published in the NACTT Quarterly - The Quarterly Journal of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees. The winner will also receive free registration and a room for the NACTT annual seminar to be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 1 - 4, 2015.

    Link: Website

  • Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

    Offered by: University of Notre Dame

    Value: $2,500.00 2500

    Deadline: April 27, 2018 20180427

    Description:

    Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. The competition is open to all US and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work. Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes, on 8.5” X 11” paper, double space and standard font. Coauthored essays may be submitted. All entries must be received by 5:00 pm of the above deadline. Please include cover letter with contact information and name of current law school.

    Submit entries to:

    Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
    Notre Dame Law School

    P.O. Box 780

    Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

    (574) 631- 6749

    FAX: (574) 631 – 8612

    Email: sumption.1@nd.edu

    Link: Website

  • Paul Guggenheim Prize 2016

    Offered by: Paul Guggenheim Foundation, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

    Value: 15,000 Swiss Francs (convert to CAD) 15000

    Deadline: March 31, 2016 20160331

    Description:

    The Paul Guggenheim Prize, amounting to Swiss francs 15,000 will be awarded to a monograph of major importance in the field of public international law (except European law). The monograph must be of the highest quality and be the work of a young author at the beginning of his/her career. Works submitted intended for publication; they may be written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Works, which have already been awarded a prize of a similar nature will not be considered.

    Applications accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and five copies of the work submitted must be received no later the 31 March 2016 by: The Paul Guggenheim Foundation, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Chemin Eugene Rigot 2, P.O. Box 136, CH-1211 Geneva 21. Applicants are invited to specify whether the work submitted has already been awarded a prize.

    Regulations pertaining to the prize may be obtained at:

    The Paul Guggenheim Foundation

    Institute of International and Development Studies

    Chemin Eugene Rigot 2

    P.O. Box 136

    CH-1211 Geneva 21

    Or by email to:

    Link: Isabelle.gerardi@gmail.com

  • Pew Law Center Scholarship

    Offered by: Pew Law Center

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: December 31, 2017 20171231

    Description:

    As attorneys who practice bankruptcy law, we know that the work we do has an impact on the lives of everyday Americans. We help individuals who are feeling financially overwhelmed file for bankruptcy protection under the law and reorganize their finances. In many ways, these individuals get a fresh start in life thanks to bankruptcy. They get a chance to clear their debts, rebuild their credit and dream afresh about the life they now have the ability to construct from the ground up with their loved ones.

    When Lawrence “D” Pew opened the doors to the Pew Law Center, he had the vision of a law firm that not only provided an exceptional quality of legal representation to clients facing significant financial setbacks, but also gave back to the community, particularly to support hard-working students and struggling entrepreneurs.

    Our $1,000 Scholarship: What You Need to Know

    So, if you are passionate about helping others like we are, and are a hard-working college student looking for a little break, we welcome you to apply for this scholarship. We are happy to provide the Pew Law Center’s $1,000 scholarship to one deserving law student. Those planning to submit their application for this scholarship should include information including:

    • First and last name

    • Mailing address with scholarship application submission

    • Phone number with area code

    • Email address

    The award recipient can expect to receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. By agreeing to participate in this scholarship, you are giving the Pew Law Center full consent to contact you by mail, phone and e-mail. If you are granted the scholarship, you are also giving us your permission to use your first and last name, law school, university and your submitted law essay on our website or for any promotional purposes without any further compensation or payment to you. If you would prefer us to use a specific photograph, please send that to us with your submission. If you win the scholarship, you will also be responsible for the payment of any taxes that may be due as a result of receiving the scholarship.

    2017 Pew Law Center Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Award amount: $1,000
    Deadline: Your application must be received by December 31, 2017

    You are eligible to apply if you are a student who is currently attending or enrolled at a state-accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University. Please provide proof of current college attendance such as transcripts from your college or university.

    What You Need to Do to Apply

    Please write an essay of up to 2,000 words on the following topic:

    Student loan debt is crushing young people today. The average class of 2015 graduate with student loan debt will have to pay back a little over $35,000, according to government data. Today, student loans constitute the second largest form of consumer debt right behind home mortgages. Currently, the law does not allow student loans to be discharged in a bankruptcy? Do you think that should change? Why or why not?

    Please send your essay as a Microsoft Word document. We’ll take the following factors into consideration while evaluating your essay and determining the winner:

    • A strong understanding of the issue about which you are writing.

    • Quality of writing including clarity, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    • Creativity and originality. Do not repeat what you saw or read elsewhere and do not plagiarize material. If plagiarism is detected in your work, you will be immediately disqualified.

    • The passion you show for pursuing a career in law.

    • Make sure you research the subject carefully. Remember that bankruptcy laws vary by state.

    In order to be eligible, you must be a resident of the United States. We are open to applicants of all academic levels and to applicants of all ages. You may also be a full-time or part-time student in order to qualify. We don’t require a minimum GPA for you to qualify for this scholarship.

    Submissions should be sent via mail or email to:

    Pew Law Center, PLLC
    1811 South Alma School Road, Suite 260
    Mesa, AZ 85210

    Email:jj@pewlaw.com

    Privacy Policy

    By submitting a scholarship application, the applicant automatically grants Pew Law Center, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, law school or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on pewlaw.com or in other marketing communications in the event he or she wins. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

    User Communications

    When you send email communications to Pew Law Center, the law firm, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Pew Law Center, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

    Link: Website

  • Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award

    Offered by: International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)

    Value: 2 @ $2,500.00 2500

    Deadline: June 30, 2018 20180630

    Description:

    The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) will award prizes of $2,500 for each of the two best research papers written by J.D. students of accredited or international equivalent law schools as part of their class work during the 2017-2018 school year. The awards will be announced during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas in October 2018.

    The awards honor the memory of Shannon Bybee, one of IAGA’s founders, who had a distinguished career as a gaming attorney, Nevada regulator, industry executive, and pioneer in the field of education in casino operations and gaming law. Inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame in 2002 because of his significant contributions to responsible gaming, Bybee also played an important role in the development of problem gambling regulations and advocacy.

    To be eligible for the 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award, submitted papers must:

    • Be prepared as part of a J.D. student’s class work at an accredited or international equivalent law school during the 2017 – 2018 school year;
    • Be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on June 30, 2018 to Jennifer Roberts, 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award Committee Co-Chair, by mail to her attention at the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 456041, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-6041 or by email atjennifer.roberts@unlv.edu;
    • Be accompanied by written confirmation from a law school instructor that the paper was written under the direction of that instructor;
    • At the time of submission, not have been published or selected for publication in any academic, legal, or gaming industry journal or periodical;
    • Be accompanied by a written and signed confirmation that if the paper is selected for the 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award, IAGA may publish the paper in an IAGA-sponsored publication and post the paper online via the official IAGA web site; and
    • Be written on a topic that either enhances the understanding of gaming law or recommends a beneficial change in gaming law.

    Submitted papers may be of any length, but it is recommended they be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, exclusive of footnoting. The criteria for evaluation of the papers are:

    • Importance to the field of gaming, to gaming regulators and practitioners, and to the study of gaming law;
    • Quality of presentation, including clarity, completeness, logic, economy, precision, emphasis, grammar, usage, punctuation, and flow; and
    • Depth and breadth of research and analysis as reflected in text and footnotes.

    The Director of the 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award is Peter Bernhard, former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Co-Chairs of the Shannon Bybee Scholarship Committee are Tom Auriemma, gaming industry consultant and adjunct faculty at Rutgers Law School – Newark, and Jennifer Roberts, Associate Director of the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation and adjunct professor of gaming law at both UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. They are joined by committee members Ken Oettle, senior counsel at Sills Cummis & Gross PC in New Jersey, and Maren Parry, gaming attorney with Ballard Spahr in Las Vegas.

    For additional information on the 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award Call for Entries, please contact Jennifer Roberts at 702-895-2653 or Jennifer.roberts@unlv.edu.

    Associate Director of the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation and adjunct professor of gaming law at both UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. They are joined by committee members Ken Oettle, senior counsel at Sills Cummis & Gross in New Jersey, and Maren Parry, gaming attorney with Ballard Spahr in Las Vegas.

    For additional information on the 2018 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award Call for Entries, please contact Jennifer Roberts at 702-895-2653 orJennifer.roberts@unlv.edu

    Link: Website

  • Shim Law Scholarship

    Offered by: Shim Law

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: June 30, 2018 20180630

    Description:

    At Shim Law, we value diversity and how different individuals can come together to form a mutual success. Our firm is made up of talented and brilliant people from all over the world who have brought together their skills to create one of the most diverse firms in Calgary.

    We wanted to convey how important immigration and multiculturalism is to us, which is why we created the Shim Law Scholarship.

    Below are 2 topics about Immigration Law.

    How you present your information to us will be up to you.

    We cannot wait to see your creative submissions!

    The best submission that answers one of the topics below will receive $1,000 and get your article published.

    Eligibility Requirements

    The Shim Law Scholarship was intended to create more awareness about the importance of Immigration in Canada. We look forward to how you present this information to us! Below are some some requirements that you must meet to participate for the Shim Law Scholarship.

    • Applicants must submit a creative and informative piece regarding 1 of the 2 topics above

    • We are flexible on what you do as long as it can informatively address the questions - if you have any concerns or inquiries about the way you present it to us, please email wchan@shimlaw.ca

    • Application deadline is June 30, 2018 at 12:00 am. any submission after this will not be accepted.

    • Please show proof of enrollment when submitting your scholarship application. This scholarship is open to students in:

    • Any Canadian University/College enrolled during the years of 2017-2018

    • Any University/College Program

    • Any Years of Study

    • The winner will be based on how creative and informative they answer the topics above. It will be reviewed by our team at Shim Law.

    All submissions will have a chance of getting published on our official website or other legal publications. We want to share your great ideas and it may benefit you in the future!

    Application Instructions

    Please submit your applications to wchan@shimlaw.ca and include:

    • Your contact information:

    • Name, phone number & mailing address

    • Proff of enrollment at a Canadian University for the years2017-2018

    • Your creative and informative piece as an attachment to my email

    • Have your subject line as "Shim Law Scholarship 2018"

    We will send you a confirmation email that your application has been successfully received.

    Award Summary

    Award Name: Shim Law Scholarship 2018

    Award Value: $1,000

    Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Eligibility: Open to any student enrolled in a Canadian University or College attending any post-secondary program.

    Winner Notification

    The winner of the scholarship will be posted on this webpage after June 30, 2018 - It will take approximately 4 weeks after the submission deadline to contact our winning submission.

    We look forward to reviewing every application and best of luck!

    Link: Website

  • Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

    Offered by: Notre Dame Law School

    Value: $2,500 2500

    Deadline: April 28, 2017, 5:00pm 20170428

    Description:

    All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. The competition is open to all law students at US and Canadian law schools.

    Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.

    Entries must be original, unpublished work.

    See website for complete details.

    Link: Website

  • Stephen Tatrallyay Memorial Prize

    Offered by: Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (“CCCL”)

    Value: $1000 1000

    Deadline: January 15, 2018 20180115

    Description:

    Stephen Tatrallyay Memorial Award is given by the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers ("CCCL") to a law student selected by the CCCL in its sole and absolute discretion based on the criteria below. The late Stephen Tatrallyay was one of the leading construction lawyers in Canada and a past President and Founding Fellow of the CCCL. Stephen was well known for his consistent contributions to the body of literature in the area of construction law. This Award was created in memory of Stephen and to encourage law students to prepare and submit a paper for consideration by the CCCL.

    The law student with the successful submission will:

    1. Receive a $1,000 Award;

    2. Have their paper published in the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction

      Lawyers which has been published annually since 2007; and

    3. Be featured in the Articles section of the CCCL website.

    Criteria

    The paper submitted must be:

    1. by a student who is pursuing a law degree at a Canadian University;

    2. on any current issue of interest to construction law practitioners and topical to the

      practice of construction law in Canada;

    3. no less than 1,400 words;

    4. not subject to any restriction on publication;

    5. well written with original and innovative thought and based on thorough research;

    6. of sufficient scholarly quality for publication by the College.

    To be eligible for consideration the author of the paper must be prepared to confirm in writing that the entirety of the work is original and to must agree to transfer copyright in the paper to the Journal publisher. Submission of a paper for consideration is a representation that the student agrees to these terms.

    CCCL reserves the right not to award the prize to any person.

    The Award

    1. The CCCL, through its Executive shall, at its sole and absolute discretion, determine if any submission meets the criteria and then select the successful submission to be awarded the J. Stephen Tatrallyay Memorial Award (if any). CCCL cannot be compelled to disclose any submission received or its evaluation of those submissions.

    2. Any law student with a submission deserving of an honorable mention may be offered the opportunity to have their paper published in the CCCL Journal.

    3. The CCCL through its executive expects to select a winner of the Award by March 31, 2018.

    Due Date for Submissions

    Submissions are to be delivered electronically no later thanJanuary 15, 2018 to Brian Samuels,

    CCCL Publications Chair, atbrian@samuelslawcorp.com.

    Submissions will be deemed to be received in confidence.

    Link: Email

  • The Honourable G. I. Smith Memorial Trust

    Offered by: G. I. Smith Memorial Trust

    Value: $2500.00 2500

    Deadline: December 8, 2017 20171208

    Description:

    Call for Student Papers

    To Become the IEL Hartrick Scholar for 2018

    The IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition: The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law announces its 2018 Hartrick Scholar writing competition. All eligible students are invited to participate.

    Eligible Students and Topics: Students enrolled in law school anywhere in the world as of December 2017, and seeking a first degree in law, such as a juris doctor, LL. B. or an equivalent, are eligible to submit an article for consideration in the IEL Hartrick Scholar competition. The general subject for this year’s competition is any topic related to energy development. This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.

    The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for a law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission guidelines. The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem worthy of recognition.

    Submission Guidelines: The article must be submitted electronically to the Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee, at the address listed below, on or before December 8, 2017. The article should not exceed 8,000 words including

    footnotes (this approximates 40 double-spaced pages of text and footnotes or 25 printed pages). Footnotes should be in Blue Book format and placed at the bottom of the page where the footnoted text appears. The article should be submitted in pdf format accompanied by a cover email message that contains the following information: (1) your name; (2) the title of your article; (3) the law school where you are currently enrolled; (4) your year at law school (in 2017-18); (5) your mailing address; (6) your telephone number, preferably cell phone; and (7) your email address. The article should NOT contain your name, law school, or any other identifying information. The winning paper will be published in the 69th Annual Proceedings of the Institute on Oil & Gas Law; therefore if the article has been published elsewhere, the submission must include permission to publish the article from the original publisher.

    Selection of the 2018 Hartrick Scholar: The Hartrick Scholar selected by the Judging Committee will be notified on February 1, 2018.

    The Scholar will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute for Energy Law’s 69th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference to be held February 15-16, 2018, in Houston, Texas. The Hartrick Scholar will also be recognized for his or her work at the IEL’s Annual Law School Symposium, held in the spring of 2018. Selection as the Hartrick Scholar includes, in addition to the $2,500 cash award, reimbursement of the cost of travel to attend the Conference in Houston and the Law School Symposium.

    Submit Articles To:

    Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee
    ATTN: Vickie Adams
    Institute for Energy Law
    Using these email addresses:vadams@cailaw.org

    For Questions Contact:
    Vickie Adams
    Institute for Energy Law
    vadams@cailaw.org
    (972) 244-3421

    Link: Email

  • Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship

    Offered by: Timothy J. Ryan & Associates

    Value: $1,000.00 1000

    Deadline: December 31, 2017 20171231

    Description:

    Our personal injury lawyers hold a strong belief that helping needy students continue their education is the responsibility of successful law firms and legal organizations. Having practiced law for over 30 years, attorney Timothy J. Ryan has placed great value on his own education, making difficult sacrifices on his path to and beyond California’s courts. If you are a student intending to do the same, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates wants to help.

    Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has a long history of providing community services through fundraisers and events, and we are now very proud to provide students aspiring to become lawyers with much-needed help through the Timothy J. Ryan & Associates Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity will be awarded to one law student each year and will be distributed based upon verifiable merit.

    Please make sure to carefully review the scholarship eligibility requirements and applicant process below. Those planning to submit must remember to include:

    • Your last name as well as your first,
    • Email address,
    • Phone number including area code and,
    • Mailing address with your scholarship application submission.

    The award recipient will receive the scholarship money 30-90 days after the deadline date. If you plan on participating, please note that your participation is also an agreement that you are giving Timothy J. Ryan & Associates full consent to contact you by mail, phone, and email. Also, if you win, you are providing your consent to use your first and last name, university law school or college identification as well as your submitted law essay on our website and for any promotional purposes we would like, without any further compensation or payment to you. If you have a preferred photo, please send it in with your law scholarship submission. The winner will be personally responsible for payment of any taxes due to the receipt of the law scholarship.

    2017 Law Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Total Award: $1,000

    Scholarship Submission Deadline: Must be received by December 31, 2017

    This law scholarship is available to any and all law or university students who are currently attending and enrolled at a law school accredited by their state or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University.

    Application Instructions

    Please complete a written essay, providing answers to the questions provided as well as provide proof of current attendance (transcripts work) at a college or university. Your answers should be 1,000 to 5,000 words, although no word count is required.

    Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:

    Email:
    scholarship@tjryanlaw.com

    Mail:

    Timothy J. Ryan & Associates
    8072 Warner Avenue
    Huntington Beach, California 92647

    Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:

    • Your last and first name, address where you can receive mail, as well as contact details including your phone number and email address.
    • Current academic status statement and evidence that you are currently attending law school or an accredited college as set forth above. You current undergraduate or law school transcript can be submitted as evidence. By submitting you are giving us full consent to confirm your attendance and enrollment by contacting the college or University.
    • Your essay as a Word document.

    2017 Essay Question

    An employer hired a driver to operate a delivery van. Before the employer allowed the driver to operate the van, the employer checked the driver’s prior employers, required the driver to undergo a physical examination by a licensed doctor, and provided the driver with extensive training in car safety. Frank, the medical doctor who examined the driver, discovered that the driver had a sleeping disorder that caused the driver to randomly fall asleep and that the driver had on multiple occasions fallen asleep while driving. The driver pleaded with Frank not to tell the employer about the sleeping disorder. Frank agreed, and omitted this information from the driver’s physical examination form that he sent to the employer. Frank also sent a letter to the employer assuring him that the driver was medically fit to be a delivery driver. The employer then provided the driver with a daily route and paid him a weekly salary. While the driver was making deliveries for the employer, the delivery van left the road and struck a pedestrian, who suffered severe injuries as a result. The pedestrian filed a lawsuit for the damages as a result of the serious injuries sustained in the car accident against the driver, the employer, and Frank the doctor.

    1. Can the pedestrian prevail under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur concerning Driver’s alleged negligence? Discuss.
    2. What arguments will the pedestrian make in support of his negligence claims, what defenses can be raised, and who is likely to win in a lawsuit filed by the pedestrian against: a. The employer? Discuss. b. Frank the doctor? Discuss.

    Privacy Policy and User Communications

    Privacy Policy: By submitting a law scholarship application, the applicant automatically provides Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, all representatives and/or agents all permissions to post the applicant’s name, school, image (if submitted) and winning essay on www.tjryanlaw.com or other marketing materials in the event he or she wins. We are also accepting permission to call and/or send you info pertaining to your application.

    User Communications – When you send email communications to Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Timothy J. Ryan & Associates, its agents and representatives will never knowingly sell or otherwise transfer your info other than in accordance with terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this law scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and regular attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

    Link: Website

  • Trandafir Writing Competition

    Offered by: Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program

    Value: $2,000.00 2000

    Deadline: February 1 ????0201

    Description:

    Each year, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, conducts an annual world affairs student writing competition. The competition is open to law students and to graduate students in all disciplines. Below are details about this year's competition. Interested students are asked to review the Official Rules carefully before submitting entries.

    Topic:

    Any contemporary international business or economic concern.

    Award:

    Publication and a $2,000 cash prize.

    Publication:

    The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.

    Eligibility:

    All students currently enrolled in law or graduate degree programs.

    Deadline:

    Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems must receive all essays no later than March 3, 2017.

    Rules:

    1. All essays must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2" x 11" paper, with a 1" margin on all sides.

    2. There is no minimum page requirement. The essay must not exceed 50 pages, including footnotes.

    3. Citations should follow rules published in THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).

    4. For electronic submissions, attach your essay (MS Word 97 or higher) to an e-mail message that includes your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of the school you attend, and the title of your essay. No personal identification information should appear on your essay.

    5. For submissions by mail, provide a cover letter that includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the name of the school you attend, and the title of your essay. No personal identification information should appear on your essay.

    6. No essay shall be eligible which has been published or has an outstanding commitment for publication.

    7. All essays must be the work of an individual. Collaboration with others (other than the usual law review or seminar supervision) is prohibited.

    8. The judging panel will be comprised of TLCP editors and University of Iowa College of Law faculty. The panel reserves the right to make no award if a worthy article is not submitted.

    Submit to:

    Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
    Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
    The University of Iowa College of Law
    Boyd Law Building
    185 Iowa City, IA 52242-1113
    United States of America

    or

    E-Mail: law-trandafir@uiowa.edu

    Link: Website

  • Trinity College Law Review and King’s Student Law Review Joint Edition Call for Submissions

    Offered by: Trinity College Law Review

    Value: Variable

    Deadline: Variable

    Description:

    The Trinity College Law Review is now accepting submissions for Volume XXIII of the print edition and the TCLR Online, our online companion to the print edition. The Editorial Board accepts papers in English, French, German or Irish. We accept submissions from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate law students on any area of law. To submit, please ensure you have read the submission guidelines, then proceed to complete the submission form below.

    Submission Guidelines for Volume XXIII

    The Deadline for Submissions to Volume XXIII is January 17th 2020 at 17:00.

    English articles should be no longer than 10,000 words. French, German, and Irish articles should be no longer than 5,000 words. Case notes should be a maximum of 3,000 words. All word counts are exclusive of footnotes. The Editorial Board may consider longer scripts at its discretion. Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts according to the OSCOLA Ireland system of legal citation. The editorial process will be collaborative, with any edits made with the cooperation of the authors. Article selection and editing procedures are summarised in the Author's Guide.

    Submission Guidelines for the TCLR Online

    Submissions for publication in the TCLR Online will be accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. The TCLR Online welcomes case comments and contributions of generally no more than 1,500 words that grapple with current or niche issues in Irish, EU or International Law, and therefore merit prompt publication. The Editorial Board may consider longer scripts at its discretion.

    Competitions and Prizes

    The Gernot Biehler Casenote Competition. This competition was founded in honour of Dr. Gernot Biehler, a young but distinguished fellow of Trinity College, Dublin and lecturer in international law and conflicts of laws, who died aged 48. Dr. Biehler was a keen supporter of the work of the Law Review. The competition is open to first and second year undergraduate students from all universities who submit a case note of 3,000 words or less and is subject to all other submission and deadline requirements mentioned above. The prize shall be €250.

    The Reddy Charlton Prize for the Best Article. The author of the best article will receive a cash prize of €500 from Reddy Charlton solicitors.

    The Matheson Prize for the Best Commercial Law Article. The author of the best article on a topic of commercial or company law will win a €250 cash prize sponsored by Matheson.

    The A&L Goodbody Prize for the Best IT/IP Law Article. The author of the best article on a topic of Intellectual Property or IT law will receive a cash prize of €250 sponsored by A&L Goodbody.

    The Conor Ringland Prize for the Best Social Justice Article. The author of the best article on a topic of human rights or social justice will receive a cash prize of €250 from the Trinity Free Legal Advice Centre and the TCLR.

    The Best French Language Article. The author of the best article written in French will win an internship in the Conseil Constitutionnel. Runner-up internships in the Cour de Cassation and Conseil d’Etat are available. Please note that only non-native French speakers are eligible to win these prizes. A previous winner gave an insight into her experience :

    "[T]he Conseil Constitutionnel (...) was a great experience. I spent much of my time preparing a research paper on the comparative role of judges in common law and civil law countries ahead of a Francophone judicial conference (…) the simple fact of going into to the Conseil Constitutionnel every day exposed me to the workings of the court and there were opportunities to attend talks and meet a couple of the judges. I would highly encourage people to apply.”

    The Arthur Cox Foundation Irish Language Prize. The author of the best article written in Irish will win a €250 cash prize sponsored by the Arthur Cox Foundation.

    The Arthur Cox Secondary School Writing Competition. This competition is open to secondary school students all over the country. Students in Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year are encouraged to enter by sending an essay of no more than 1,000 words (excluding references) to lawreview.trinitycollege@gmail.com on one of a number of topics which will be posted at a later date.

    Entries should be submitted as an attached document to the email and will be assessed on the quality of the writer's ideas, structure and critical analysis of the legal issue at hand. The winner will receive a cash prize of €150. Deadline for submissions: Monday 24th February 2020 at 17:00.

    The Arthur Cox Alternative Perspectives Competition. This competition is open to non-law students in Trinity College, Dublin and consists of a cash prize of €250. Papers should be no more than 1,000 words excluding footnotes, for publication in the TCLR Online exclusively, on one of the assigned topics. The 2020 Competition is currently open and submissions will close on Monday the 24th of March 2020 at 17:00. All submissions should be emailed to lawreview.trinitycollege@gmail.com. The topics for the 2020 Competition will be posted at a later date.

    Link: Website

  • University College Dublin Law Review, Call for Submissions

    Offered by: University College Dublin Law Review

    Value: €500 500

    Deadline: March 30, 2018 20180330

    Description:

    THE UCD LAW REVIEW IS CURRENTLY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

    The deadline for submission to Volume 18 is the 30 March 2018

    The UCD Law Review is Ireland’s leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis, with guidance provided by our academic advisors. Our aim is to feature articles on a variety of legal topics, written by students as well as those in academia and in practice.

    The Board welcomes contributions on a broad range of contemporary legal issues, as well as articles addressing legal history. We are particularly interested in articles from our international colleagues. Previous publications have included contributions from authors in Ireland, the U.K., North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, a prize of €500 will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article.

    Articles for consideration for inclusion in the 18th Volume are to be submitted in word format to ucdlawreviewsubmissions@ucd.ie by the 30th March 2018. The email should contain the Author’s name, year of study or graduation, and contact details. The selection process is entirely anonymous so please do not include any indications of identity in the article.

    The Board will consider articles as they are submitted and offers may be made prior to the deadline. Late submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the Editor. Further details, including information on submissions and the editorial process, may be found at www.ucdlawreview.eu.

    Link: Website

  • YYC Employment Law Group Essay Scholarship

    Offered by: YYC Employment Law Group

    Value: $2500 2500

    Deadline: August 31, 2019 20190831

    Description:

    YYC Employment Law Group is a Calgary-based employee-side boutique law firm dedicated to providing legal advice and representation to employees of any kind in any workplace-related legal issue.

    At YYC Employment Law Group, we understand how important a strong legal education is to those who are interested in practicing employment law. We also understand how expensive getting a law degree can be. With that in mind, YYC Employment Law Group is offering a $2,500 CAD scholarship to a Canadian resident entering their third year of the JD program in the Faculty of Law.

    Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

    Winner Announced: September 15, 2019

    The $2,500 CAD scholarship is being offered to a law student who can demonstrate excellence in employment law and superior academic achievement in their journey to becoming an employment lawyer.

    The practice of employment law, and particularly employee-side employment law, is crucial in today’s non-unionized labour market. As advocates for the vulnerable and often marginalized, employee-side employment lawyers provide a necessary level of protection against the inequalities inherent in the master-servant relationship, workplace exploitation in various forms, and harassment, bullying and discrimination. We are admittedly biased, but we think it’s one of the most important practice areas within the legal profession.

    WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: A written submission regarding the reasons underlying your passion for employment law and, specifically, why the protection of employees under the law is still necessary in 2019.

    Applicants should submit a 1,000-word essay (maximum) surrounding a relevant employment law topic of their choosing (i.e. human rights, wrongful dismissal, etc.) and why strong legal advocacy is required for the continued protection of employees. Emphasis can be given to personal anecdotes, case law and/or academic and scholarly literature.

    Requirements to Apply

    • You must be a Canadian resident entering the third year (3L) of the JD program in the Faculty of Law;
    • You must be able to demonstrate superior academic achievement with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 in your legal studies; and
    • You must be able to demonstrate excellence with the grade of B+ or higher in employment law coursework .

    Application Process

    • Submit an essay not to exceed 1,000 words to scholarship@yycemploymentlawgrp.com in either .doc or .pdf format.
    • We encourage creativity, but please do not use vulgarity or profanity.
    • Please do not use real names of employees, employers or businesses in your essay, unless they’re otherwise publicly available in reported case law decisions.
    • Your essay should showcase your passion for and understanding of employment law, as well as demonstrate excellent grammar.
    • Once submitted, entries cannot be returned or edited and only one entry per applicant.

    Selection Process

    • All entries must be received by midnight August 31, 2019.
    • The winner will be announced no later than September 15, 2019
    • The winner will need to provide proof of current enrolment in the JD program in the Faculty of Law and proof of cGPA.
    • Winners will be notified by email. If the winner does not reply within 14 days, a new winner will be selected.
    • Any questions should be submitted to scholarship@yycemploymentlawgrp.com

    Apply Here

    Submit your essay to Scholarships.

    Link: Website

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