Law Department Awards

Please read the instructions carefully to confirm whether an application is required.

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.

Students may be considered for the following bursaries by completing the general bursary application. Only one application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

Bursaries Requiring Nomination

Law students at the University of Victoria may apply for general UVic bursaries (application above). To apply for any of the bursaries specifically targeted for Law students, go to the Faculty of Law website, and surf your way to Admissions, Registration and Finances. All the eligibility criteria and award descriptions are also located on the UVic Faculty of Law website.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed below.

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Law department.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

Acheson Whitley Sweeney and Foley Prize in Torts

Value: $300 | Number: 1 

A prize of $300, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the first year Torts course.

Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the Faculty of Law.

Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student completing the second year of the J.D. program who has achieved high academic standing and who has demonstrated the qualities required for the practice of law.

Allan Higenbottam Prize*

Value: Prize | Number: 1

The prize is awarded to the student in the Faculty of Law who receives the highest standing in the Law, Legislation and Policy course. The endowment for this prize was provided by the Province of British Columbia in memory of the late G. Allan Higenbottam, former Legislative Counsel of British Columbia.

Allison Osler Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding Indigenous women entering the Faculty of Law.

First disbursement will be 2018.

Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made to a Faculty of Law student who is in their second or subsequent year of studies. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of his or her time and effort in lending support and assistance to the well being of individuals within the Law School, of the Law School as a whole and or of people within the community at large.

Nomination forms are available from and must be submitted to the Law School by January 31. The award is made on recommendation of the Faculty of Law in consultation with the Law School´s Selection Committee.

Annie Cadby Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship, established by Louis F. Lindholm, is awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in the introductory course on Constitutional Law offered by the Faculty of Law.

Bennett Jones LLP Alumni Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who have demonstrated academic excellence. Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Betty and Gilbert Scholarship in Law

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded to an outstanding student beginning year two or three of the Law program in the Faculty of Law.

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Blake, Cassels and Graydon Limited Liability Partnership Award in Corporate and Commercial Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

The law firm of Blake, Cassels and Graydon sponsors the Blake, Cassels and Graydon Award in Corporate and Commercial Law. The award, in an amount not less than $1,000, is awarded to the law student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the areas of corporate and commercial law at the Faculty of Law.

In recommending a student for the award, the Faculty will take into account the performance of the student in Contract Law, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Securities Regulation, and Business Associations.

Blake, Cassels and Graydon Limited Liability Partnership First Year Achievement Prize

Value: $1,250 | Number: 1

A prize in the amount of $1,250 is awarded to a student who, in the opinion of the Faculty of Law, has shown excellence in first year studies and who has contributed to extracurricular service in the Faculty of Law.  Nominations for the service component of the prize will be supplied by the Law Students' Society.

Blakes Scholars Scholarship Award

Value: $5,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student entering second year in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated academic excellence in the first year of law studies. Additional criteria may include financial need, membership in a historically disadvantaged group as outlined by the relevant human rights legislation in the Province of British Columbia, involvement in the community, extra-curricular activities at the University or at the Law School, and whether a student has multiple responsibilities and limited support.

If a student maintains a grade point average of 6.25 or higher, the scholarship is automatically renewed for the third year of law studies.

Bonnie Bryan Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded to students who have completed second year in the Faculty of Law. Preference is given to female students who are active in social justice issues relating to women or in furthering the place of women in the legal profession.

Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award

Value: $3,000 | Number: 2 

Two awards of $3,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Law who have completed first year and have a commitment to professional or service excellence by consistently expanding their knowledge of the law, demonstrating the highest standards of integrity, offering innovative ideas, taking a collaborative approach and contributing to the community.

British Columbia Superior Court Judges Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or two scholarships are awarded on the basis of general academic proficiency to students in the Faculty of Law who have completed the first or second year and are proceeding to the next higher year. This award is established by the members of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Carfra Lawton LLP Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 is given to a student in the Faculty of Law who has completed course work in Insurance Law or Civil Procedure and demonstrates an aptitude for or interest in practicing law in either of those areas.

Carolyn E. and Robert J. McCormick Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship

Value: $9,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $9,000 is awarded to an Aboriginal undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

CBA Financial Corp. Law School Achievement Award

Value: Varies | Number: 1

This award is given to the runner up each year for the CBA BC Branch Award.

CBA BC Branch Entrance Award

Value: $4,000 | Number: 1

An award in the amount of $4,000 is given to a student entering UVic Faculty of Law who has best shown a strong commitment to the ideals served by the Canadian Bar Association, which include promotion of Justice and/or law reform, through his or her exemplary public or community service, as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities at educational institutions, volunteer work with community or charitable organizations, or any kind of public service activities. Membership in the Canadian Bar Association is not a requirement for eligibility to receive this Award; however, it may be a factor taken into account by the Selection Committee in choosing the successful candidate.

The Selection Committee of the CBA will determine the recipient.

Chief Michael A. Underwood Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a native student who has completed second year of the J.D. program and has contributed to the life of the Faculty of Law and the native community.

Chris Considine Prize in Evidence

Value: $600 | Number: 1

A prize of $600 is awarded to the student standing first in the Evidence course in the Faculty of Law.

Christopher S. Johnson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a second or third year aboriginal student in the Faculty of Law. Preference is given to a student who is enrolled in the Law Centre program or has shown interest in criminal law and who has worked or is still working in aboriginal communities or other community organizations.

Christopher P. Kehler Memorial Prize in Family Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to one student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in a Family Law course, or an Advanced Family Law course.

Class of 1981 Entrance Scholarship in Honour of Anne Fraser*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program.

Clifford S. Watt Memorial Book Prize

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize to honour the memory of Clifford S. Watt, former Chief Legislative Counsel of the Province of British Columbia, is awarded to a first year student in the Faculty of Law who demonstrates academic excellence in LAW 104, Law, Legislation and Policy.

Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia Award in Criminal Law Honouring Mr. Justice John Bouck

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

An award of $1,000 is given to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated academic excellence in the first year Criminal Law Course.

Cook Roberts LLP Scholarship in Business Associations

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 or such higher value as the donor may determine is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Business Associations course and who has participated substantially in extra-curricular activities in the Faculty of Law.

Cook Roberts LLP Scholarship in Civil Procedure

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 or such higher value as the donor may determine is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Civil Procedure course and who has participated substantially in extra-curricular activities.

Crabtree Family Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One entrance scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program. Preference will be given to an Indigenous student born in Canada.

Crease Harman and Company Scholarship in Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to the student who stands highest in the second year of the J.D. Program. The scholarship was established by the Victoria Law Firm of Crease Harman and Company in honour of D.M. Gordon, Q.C. 

David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

The Advocate, which is the journal of the legal profession in British Columbia, awards a prize totalling $3,000 to one or more students in the Faculty of Law who write and submit a paper which, in the opinion of a Committee of the Faculty designated for this purpose, best exemplifies the presentation of a legal subject in a literate and persuasive manner.

The selection will be made from among papers submitted in nomination by members of the Faculty or by students themselves.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Prize in Administrative Law

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A prize of $500, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the Administrative Law course.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Prize in Environmental Law

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A prize of $500, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the Environmental Law course.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student who has completed the first year program in the Faculty of Law with high academic standing.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Shield and Book Prize

Value: $200 | Number: 2

Two book prizes of $200 each are awarded to students who made the best submission, oral or written, in the annual Mock Trial competition in the Faculty of Law. The names of the recipients will be engraved on a shield and the prize is awarded to the recipients for the purchase of a legal book of their choice.

Donna Greschner Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One entrance scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program.  Preference will be given to a student with a degree in biological or physical sciences.

DuMoulin Black LLP Prize in Security Regulations

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A prize of $1,000 is awarded to the J.D. student who has achieved the highest academic standing in the Security Regulations course in the Faculty of Law. Nomination of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Edna and Bernard Nash Memorial Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student with a university degree in Education or Psychology. Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Eloise Spitzer Scholarship for Indigenous Women

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an Indigenous, female student in her 2nd or 3rd year of the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has persevered through challenging circumstances. Eligible students must be in good academic standing.  Nomination of student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Emily Goodbrand Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

The purpose of this gift shall be to provide an annual scholarship in memory of Emily Goodbrand, of an amount no less than $1,000 (one thousand dollars). The scholarship shall be awarded to a student entering the LL.B program at the Faculty of Law who demonstrates academic achievement and a commitment to social justice.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed below.

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Law department.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

Faculty of Law Access Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

Two or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the Faculty of Law who demonstrate academic excellence and community service. Preference will be given to students in financial need.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2,000 | Number: 2

Two scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the JD program who have demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative in the community and/or an interest in business through academic pursuits.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP First Year Law Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student who has completed the first year of the JD program in the Faculty of Law.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Indigenous Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student entering the JD program who self-identifies as Indigenous and has demonstrated community involvement. Preference will be given to a student with high academic achievement.

Founders Cttee Grad Award in Law in Honour of A Cox H Gow and Robert Hutchinson

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

The Victoria Bar Association has endowed the Founders Committee Graduation Award in honour of Allan Cox, Hamish Gow and the Honourable Bob Hutchinson who, with Murray Fraser, were members of the organizing committee for the Law School at the University of Victoria.  The award is given to a graduating student who is articling in Victoria, and who has made an outstanding contribution to the educational experience of his or her fellow students, and has demonstrated a commitment to public service and relations with the profession during their time at the Faculty of Law. Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

G. Allan Higenbottam Prize in Legal and Legislative Drafting*

Value: Prize | Number: 1

The prize is awarded to the student in the Faculty of Law who, in the opinion of the Faculty, has demonstrated excellence in legal and legislative drafting in an upper year course. The Prize has been established to commemorate the memory of the late G. Allan Higenbottam, former Legislative Counsel of the Province of British Columbia. The endowment for the Prize has been provided by the family of the late G. Allan Higenbottam.

Gina Quijano Unsung Hero Award

Value: Varies | Number: 

This award is given to a graduating student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated a commitment to community service, has contributed to the life of the law school, and above all has remained an “unsung hero”. Selection of the candidate is at the discretion of the Dean and Associate Dean of Students in the Faculty of Law.

Gowling WLG Prize in Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made to a student in intellectual property and/or technology law courses.

Guild, Yule and Company Advocacy Scholarship

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student entering second year in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in academic studies and who shows outstanding potential as an advocate in first year law.

Guild, Yule and Company Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in academic studies and who shows evidence of an interest in advocacy. The entrance scholarship is awarded upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Law in consultation with the donor.

Harper Grey LLP Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship of $2,500, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law achieving high standing who is proceeding to the next year of study.

Harper Grey LLP Prize in Insurance Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize of $500, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the Insurance Law course.

Heather Raven Leadership Award

Value: Varies | Number: 1

This award is given to one second year student in the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated leadership, academic excellence and a commitment to community service. The award is established by the Law Foundation of BC and the Faculty of Law in honour of Heather Raven.

Henning Faust Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

Awarded to an outstanding student entering the J.D. program in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated the highest in academic excellence during his or her studies. In reflection of the life of the extraordinary individual for whom this scholarship is named, consideration in the selection process may also be given to the student's record of contributions to the community, achievement in extra-curricular activities, and accomplishments in athletic pursuits.

Honourable J.G. Ruttan Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the Faculty of Law. Preference is given to students who demonstrate involvement in one or more of the following areas: community service, athletics and the performing or creative arts.

Innis Christie Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering the Faculty of Law JD program. Preference will be given to a student who either is from or has a connection to Atlantic Canada or has an expressed interest in employment/labour law. In the case where there is no applicant that meets one of these criteria the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Faculty of Law.

JFK Law Corporation Prize in Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governance

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A prize of $1,000 is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governance course in the Faculty of Law.

Jim Ellis International Law Mooting Award

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

The award shall be made to the students in the Faculty of Law who have demonstrated excellence in preparing and arguing International Law Moots. The award is made to the students who represent the Faculty of Law in an International Law Moot Court Competition. Funds associated with this award will be used to defray the expenses connected with the competition including expenses incurred by the students attending the competition.

The names of the recipients will be engraved on a plaque that will be located in the Begbie Building to commemorate the award. Selection of the recipients of this award will be made by the Faculty of Law.

J. Lyle Wilson Book Prize in Law*

Value: Prize | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to the Law student who stands highest in the course in Administrative Law. The award is in honour of J.L. Wilson, formerly solicitor of the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority on Vancouver Island.

John and Dora Wight Scholarship in Law*

Value: Varies | Number: 2

Two scholarships are awarded to students who have completed first year law and have demonstrated all round proficiency in legal studies.

John McAlpine Prize in Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize of not less than $750 is awarded to the student standing first in the Civil Liberties and Human Rights course in the Faculty of Law.

J.S.D Tory Prize for Advocacy

Value: Varies | Number: 1

The law firm of Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington has established the J.S.D. Tory Prize for Advocacy. The prize, in an amount not less than $1,000 is awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the Faculty, is the most outstanding student in the Advocacy program at the Faculty of Law. In determining the recipient of the award, the Faculty shall have regard to the student's performance in the Legal Mooting Course, the Advocacy course, the Clinical Legal Education program, and in inter-scholastic mooting competitions.

Keith B. Jobson Award

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is presented to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated leadership, community interest or academic excellence in respect to aboriginal issues.

Lars Alfred Lindholm Memorial Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship, established by Louis F. Lindholm, is awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in the Labour Law course offered by the Faculty of Law.

Law Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more scholarships are awarded in an amount no less than $1,000 each. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student entering the J.D. Program in the Faculty of Law who demonstrates academic achievement.

Law Foundation/David Strong Leadership in Legal Studies

Value: Varies | Number: Varies 

One or more awards are given to students completing first or second year in the Faculty of Law, who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and who, in the opinion of the faculty, have made a special contribution to the academic mission of the faculty through their intellectual enthusiasm, and participation or leadership in the faculty’s intellectual and scholarly life.

Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Award

Value: $5,000 | Number: 6

Six awards of $5,000 are given to continuing second year or graduating third year students enrolled in the J.D. program who have demonstrated commitment to public interest, combined with high academic achievement.

Lawson Lundell Law Prize in Business Associations

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A prize of $300, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in each of the two sections of the Business Associations course offered by the Faculty of Law, who has demonstrated excellence in the course. In the event that only one section of the course is offered in an academic year, two students in the same section may be selected. If more than two sections are established in any given year, a student in each section, sharing on a pro-rated basis, may be selected.

Lawson Lundell LLP Entrance Scholarship

Value: $15,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship in the sum of $15,000 is awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student who is a resident of Western Canada and who has demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative in the community or through academic pursuits. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Lawson Lundell LLP Prize in Administrative Law Process*

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A prize of $1,500 is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Administrative Law Process course in the Faculty of Law. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Lawson Lundell LLP Prize in Secured Transactions*

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A prize in the sum of $1,500 is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Secured Transactions course in the Faculty of Law. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Lawson Lundell Prize in Securities Regulation

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

A prize in the sum of $1,500 is awarded to a student who has achieved high academic standing in the Securities Regulations course in the Faculty of Law, or in a year when the course is not offered, the prize may be awarded to a student who has completed a paper on a related topic. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Louis F. Lindholm, Q.C. Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One entrance scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence.  Preference will be given to a student who is a resident of British Columbia.  Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed below.

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Law department.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

Maclean Scholarship in Legal History and Criminal Law

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Up to three scholarships or prizes are awarded to students in the Faculty of Law who have demonstrated high academic achievement in research and writing on the subjects of legal history or criminal law and procedure.

MacIsaac and Company Prize in Community Law - Legal Aid Clinic (Law 350A)

Value: $300 | Number: 1

A prize of $300, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the Community Law Legal Aid Clinic course conducted at the Law Centre.

Mark Krasnick Leadership Award*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more awards are given to third or fourth year First Nations students in the Faculty of Human & Social Development, the Faculty of Law or the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, who demonstrates leadership in either the First Nations community or within the Faculty. Preference will be given to a British Columbia resident.

Martlet Chapter Iode Scholarship in Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to the female student with the highest standing in the second year of the J.D. Program. The scholarship was established by the Martlet Chapter of the IODE.

McCarthy Tetrault Prize in Contracts

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A prize of $1,000 is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the first year course on Contracts.

McCarthyTetrault Prize in Property

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A prize of $1,000 is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the first year course on Property.

McCarthy Tetrault Scholarship in Memory of John Finlay

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $1,000 in total is awarded to students in the Faculty of Law for outstanding performance in a legal skills, ethics or advocacy course or in the mooting program.

Miller Thomson LLP National Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law who exhibits the highest qualities of community service, student leadership and academic excellence.

Mulligan Tam Pearson Criminal Law Scholarship

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a student entering second year in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for criminal law.

Murray and Anne Fraser Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering first year in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated leadership ability while at the University of Victoria or prior to admission to the University.

Nash and Company Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Nomination of the student recipient will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Nash and Company Scholarship in Evidence

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Law who demonstrates academic excellence in the Evidence course.

Nash and Company Scholarship in Torts

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $500 is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Law who demonstrates academic excellence in the Torts course.

Norton Rose Fulbright Entrance Scholarship

Value: $15,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $15,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program and who has shown entrepreneurial initiative or a commitment to community service or philanthropy.

Applicants must submit a maximum 750 word cover letter outlining their qualifications for this scholarship together with a current resume to the Faculty of Law by June 30.

Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt Prize in Contracts and Property

Value: Varies | Number: 1

An award is made to a first year student who achieves the highest overall grade in first year contracts and property courses.

Oyen, Wiggs, Green and Mutala Prize in Intellectual Property

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize of $625, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the Intellectual Property course in the Faculty of Law.

Pamela Murray, Q.C. Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship, established in the memory of Pamela Murray, Q.C., is awarded to a female student entering the first year of the Bachelor of Laws program who has an outstanding academic record and who has shown by previous service to the community that she will likely make a significant contribution to the Faculty of Law.

Pemberton Holmes Entrance Scholarship in Honour of Davine Burton*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One entrance scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student who has shown continued athletic commitment to the sport of rugby and has demonstrated a strong desire to continue to be involved in the sport of rugby as a player, coach or in another capacity.  Preference may also be given to a student associated with the Vikes Rugby program, either as a current player or a Vikes alumnus. If an entering student does not satisfy the aforementioned criteria, the scholarship may be renewed for the previous year’s recipient. Nomination of the student recipient and renewal decisions will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Professor Maneesha Beckha Award in Animals, Culture and the Law

Value: $300 | Number: 1

An award of $300 is given to one or more undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in the Animals, Culture and the Law course and have either demonstrated academic excellence or produced an excellent essay in the course.

Professor Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in Advanced Taxation*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the Advanced Taxation course.

Professor Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in International Business and Trade Law*

Value: $400 | Number: 1

A prize of $400, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the International Business and Trade Law course.

Professor Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in International Law*

Value: Prize | Number: 1

A prize is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law achieving the highest standing in the course in International Law.

Rehana A. Meghani Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program. Preference will be given to a student who has a demonstrated passion for working in international relations, human rights and/or social justice fields, and has demonstrated commitment to public service and volunteerism.

Ronald F. MacIsaac Prize

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A prize of $500 is awarded to a law student presenting the best paper on social justice, counselling/assisting abused children or environmental law.

Ronald S. Nairne Memorial Award*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

The Ronald S. Nairne Memorial Award is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has attained academic standing in the year and whose contributions to the curriculum or extracurricular activities of the Faculty of Law, which have been based on his or her career experience prior to enrolling in the Faculty, have enhanced the quality of life and the academic experience of both students and faculty members.

Royal Trust Prize in Trusts

Value: $500 | Number: 1

A prize of $500, or such higher value as the donor may determine, is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the Trusts course.

Applications from students are not required for scholarships listed below.

Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Law department.

These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals, and prizes.

ScotiaTrust - Donovan and Maryla Waters Award in Trust and Estate Planning

Value: $1,500 | Number: 1

An award of $1,500 or more is made to a student in second or third year in the Faculty of Law who has achieved excellence in the area of Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning.

Sheridan Scott Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the J.D. program in the Faculty of Law.

Sheridan Scott Telecommunications Hall of Fame Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who have demonstrated academic excellence. Preference may be given to a student who has demonstrated interest in the areas of economics or telecommunications through academic or extra-curricular pursuits. Nomination of the student recipients will be made by the Faculty of Law.

Suzanne and Gerry Roufs Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students in the Faculty of Law.

Terry J. Wuester Graduation Award in Law*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

In recognition of academic excellence, an award is presented annually to the graduate who has obtained the highest marks over the course of J.D. study at the Faculty of Law.

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Scholarship in Employment Law

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding JD student who has achieved the top grade in the Employment Law course. In a year when the course is not offered, the prize may be awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the Labour Law course, or completed a paper or project on a topic related to Employment Law.

Thorsteinssons Prize in Taxation

Value: $1,000 | Number: 1

A course prize totalling $1,000 is awarded to the student obtaining the highest grade in each teaching section of the basic course in Taxation offered in the Faculty of Law.

Victoria Estate Planning Council Douglas Gray Book Prize*

Value: Book | Number: 1

A book prize is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated excellence in the course on wills and estates. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in wills drafting exercises.

Victoria Foundation Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One annual entrance scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the Faculty of Law J.D. program who has demonstrated academic excellence. Preference may be given to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to community involvement through volunteerism. Selection of the suitable recipient will be at the discretion of the Faculty of Law.

William R. McIntyre Medal

Value: Varies | Number: 1

The William McIntyre Medal is presented annually to a member of the graduating class who, in the opinion of the Faculty, has exhibited the highest qualities of community service, student leadership and academic excellence over the course of the LL.B. program in the Faculty.  The medal recognizes the very special relationship that the Faculty of Law has enjoyed with the Honourable William R. McIntyre, who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989.

Winona Wood Native Women's Student Scholarship in Law*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding native women students entering the Faculty of Law.

Wootton Scholarship in Law*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed, with high academic standing, the first or second year program in Law. The recipient shall have demonstrated proficiency in composition and legal research.

The scholarship was endowed in 1976 by the Honourable Robert A. Wootton, former Justice of the Supreme Court of B.C., to honour members of the legal profession of his own family.