Annual Prizes & Awards reception celebrates award-winning students

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law gathered virtually for the 32nd annual Prizes & Awards reception on November 23 as hundreds of individual awards were presented to JD and graduate students.

Each year, the Faculty of Law awards more than $1.3 million to students through scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries.

In addition to celebrating the Faculty’s award-winning students, the reception also recognized the generosity of donors and alumni who make the prizes and awards program possible.

Several new awards were presented for the first time this year, including the Scotiabank Program for Law Students scholarship, the Family Bar Diversity and Equality Award in Law, the Golden Bearrister Alumni Award and the Law Class of 1986 scholarship.

Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor is a three-year degree program with a reputation of providing students with a strong foundation in the law plus an array of opportunities for them to specialize in particular areas of interest. A four-year Juris Doctor/Masters of Business dual-degree program is also offered with the Faculty of Business.

2020 Application Deadline: December 1

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Master of Laws

The Master of Laws is a one-year research degree program which enables law students, lawyers and academics from related disciplines to hone legal expertise and conduct advanced research.

2021 Application Deadline: December 1

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three-year research degree program that attracts aspiring legal academics who have already completed a postgraduate degree in law.

2021 Application Deadline: December 1

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