Law

Aparna Roppel Graduate Scholarship

Established in 2019 by Mark Roppel, BCL 1988, LLB 1988.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to one or more outstanding graduate students. First preference will be given to students who are residents of mainland China entering a Master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Law; second preference will be given to graduate students in the Faculty of Law pursuing studies related to China. In the absence of such candidate(s), may be awarded by the University to students who are residents of mainland China entering any graduate program at McGill University. May be renewable.
Value Doctoral students: up to $35,000 per year; Master's students: up to $12,500 each.

Last update: 12 Mar. 2020


Arnold Fradkin Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011 by the late Freda Fradkin in honour of her nephew, Arnold Fradkin, B.C.L. 1968.

Eligibility For outstanding students in the Faculty of Law with a demonstrated interest in Human Rights Law. Awarded by the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic merit and need.
Value Varies

Aubrey Senez Fellowship

Bequeathed by Aubrey Senez.

Eligibility Awarded to a student entering a graduate program in the Faculty of Law, specializing in international business law. Preference is given to students from Montreal’s South Shore.
Value Minimum $10,000; renewable

Chief Justice R.A. Greenshields Memorial Scholarships for Graduate Studies

Bequeathed by the late Mrs. R.A.E. Greenshields in memory of her husband, the late Chief Justice Greenshields, B.A., B.C.L., D.C.L. and LL.B.

Eligibility These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students, Canadian or foreign, entering the first year of graduate studies in the Faculty of Law. The thesis scholarships are awarded to outstanding students, Canadian or foreign, who are registered in the Master's program, who have already commenced work on their thesis, and who are in need of funds to aid with the expenses of their thesis research.
Value $5,000
Application Scholarships: none; on the basis of the candidate's application for admission to graduate studies in Law. Thesis scholarships: students will be contacted by the Faculty of Law.

Clive V. Allen Fellowship in International Business Law

Established in 1999 through a substantial contribution by Nortel Networks Corporation on the retirement of Clive V. Allen, B.A. 1956, B.C.L. 1959, following 25 years of service as Nortel's Chief Legal Officer, and subsequent generous contributions by Mr. Allen and some of his friends in the legal community.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a student entering the first or second year of graduate studies in law, preference being given to doctoral students and/or students specializing in international business law.
Estimated value $10,000

Edwin Botsford Busteed Scholarship

Eligibility Awarded to an applicant chosen by the Faculty who desires to carry out graduate research on some subject connected with the laws of Quebec and approved by the Faculty. The scholarship can be used to supplement funds for graduate studies already received from other sources.
Value $5,400
Application Candidates should make an application through the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Law.

Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance

Established in 2008 by the Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship Trust for graduate students engaged in research on the pursuit of peace and security in outer space through law, policy and global governance.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the basis of Academic Merit, to a graduating student who wishes to pursue further studies in law or a related discipline. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and have made a distinctive contribution to the profession of law or the wider community.
Value Up to $25,000 for LL.M. students and up to $35,000 per year for D.C.L. students at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill's Faculty of Law
Application Applicants must submit an Arsenault Fellowship application to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Law by the deadline for application for admission to the LL.M. or D.C.L. program. For detailed application process, please visit: https://www.mcgill.ca/law-admissions/graduates/financial/arsenault

Last update: 28 Jan. 2014


Gualtieri-Doran Award

Established in 1999 by Dr. Domenico John Doran in memory of his aunt Rosa Bianca Gualtieri, B.A. 1948, B.C.L. 1951, and his sister, Cheryl Rosa Teresa Doran, LL.B/B.C.L. 1984, who practised law together.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the basis of Academic Merit, to a graduating student who wishes to pursue further studies in law or a related discipline. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and have made a distinctive contribution to the profession of law or the wider community.
Value $1,750

H. Patrick Glenn Graduate Essay Prize

Eligibility Awarded annually by the Faculty of Law in memory of Professor H. Patrick Glenn. Awarded on the recommendation of the Institute of Comparative Law to a graduate student in the first year of residence in the Institute.
Value Varies

Last update: 10 Nov. 2016


John and Edmund Day Award for Graduate Studies in Law

Established in 1996 by a generous bequest by Isabelle Day in memory of her grandfather, Edmund Thomas Day and great grandfather, John James Day, both graduates of the Faculty of Law.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to a graduate student in Law.
Value $2,000 - $5,000

John W. Cook, K.C. Prize

Eligibility Awarded annually to an outstanding member of the graduating class in Law on the basis of high academic standing throughout the program, participation in Faculty activities and possible postgraduate intentions. Candidates may indicate their eligibility for this award through the Student Affairs Office.
Value $2,500

Jose Bogolasky Memorial Prize in International Air Law

Eligibility Awarded on the recommendation of the Institute of Air and Space Law to the student or students in the Masters or Diploma program in the Institute of Air and Space Law achieving the highest standing in public international air law.
Value $100

Justice James K-Hugessen Fellowships for the Study of Disabilities and the Law

Established in 2009 by the Hon. James K-Hugessen.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty who are conducting research in the area of disabilities and the law.
Value Varies

Last update: 28 Jan. 2014


Li Ka Shing Doctoral Fellowship

Established in 2013 by the Li Ka Shing Foundation for a meritorious student or students from Shantou University registered in full-time D. C.L. studies at McGill University.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law upon enrolment in the D. C.L. program and and may be renewed twice, provided that the student remains in good standing in the D.C.L. program.
Value Varies

Last update: 20 Nov. 2014


Macdonald Graduate Fellowships

Two Macdonald Graduate Fellowships, founded by the will of the late Sir William Macdonald.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to two meritorious students, admitted to one of the Faculty's thesis graduate programs, in order to enable such students to pursue graduate studies in law at McGill. Preference will be given to students intending to study at the Doctoral level. In the case of a Doctoral student who receives the fellowship, it may be renewed for a second year subject to the student maintaining good standing in the program and obtaining a highly satisfactory progress report on the thesis.
Value $10,000 each

Last update: 29 Jan. 2014


Macdonald Travelling Scholarship (for McGill Law Graduates Pursuing Graduate Studies Elsewhere)

The Macdonald Travelling Scholarship, founded by the will of the late Sir William Macdonald.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to one or more members of the graduating class, or of a recent class, with a distinguished academic record in the Faculty, to enable such student or students to pursue graduate studies in law. Preference is to be given to students who wish to pursue their graduate studies in a language other than their mother tongue, and preference is also to be given to students intending to study in a francophone institution.
Value $20,000

Nicolas Mateesco Matte Fellowship

Established in 2013 by alumni, friends, family, and faculty, in honour of Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte. Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte was the Director of the Institute of Air & Space Law from 1975 to 1989.

Eligibility For outstanding graduate students in the Institute of Air & Space Law. Awarded by the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic merit.
Value Varies

Nicholas Mateesco Matte Prize

Founded in 1978 by Dr. Nicholas M. Matte, O.C., Q.C.

Eligibility An annual prize of $350 awarded to an Institute of Air and Space Law student obtaining the highest mark in the course "Space Law and Institutions."
Value $350

Established in 2005 by David O'Brien, B.C.L.1965.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to outstanding graduate students studying in the area of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Value  $25,000; renewable once at the Master's level and twice at the Doctoral level
Application Applicants must submit an O'Brien Fellowship application to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Law by the deadline for application for admission to the LL.M. or D.C.L. program. For detailed application process, please visit: https://www.mcgill.ca/law-admissions/graduates/financial/obrien.

Last update: 29 Jan. 2014


Philippe Lette Fellowships in Comparative Law

Established in 2009 by Philippe Lette, B.C.L. 1968.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research in the area of comparative law.
Value Varies

Last update: 29 Jan. 2014


Pilarczyk Graduate Award in Law

Established in 2005 by Ian C. Pilarczyk, B.A. 1992, LL.M. 1997, D.C.L. 2004, for an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Law.

Eligibility Awarded on the basis of merit by the Faculty of Law. Preference will be given to LL.M. or D.C.L. students in the general concentration of Legal History.
Value Varies

Last update: 26 Jan. 2017


All students in the Master’s program are enrolled in a common course: Legal Research & Methodology (CMPL 610). The purpose of the course is to prepare and accompany the graduate students on their major research endeavor which forms a central part of the graduate program.  The coordinator or this program shall hold the Research Initiative position, and shall be known as the Pilarczyk Fellow. Under the supervision and with the collaboration of the professor responsible for this course (usually the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies), the Pilarczyk Fellow prepares and develops the course outline, syllabus and materials. The Pilarczyk Fellow meets all students on a weekly basis in class and also arranges individual sessions with students to provide feedback and answer questions. See also Teaching Fellowship.

Eligibility DCL student selected by Associate Dean on application.  Preference given to those having taken Legal Education Seminar and having participated in the Teaching Mentorship program.
Value $10,000 (with additional $5,000 from Teaching Fellow, subject to being lowered depending on internal and external awards)
Application Internal application following call for applications

Professor Masao Sekiguchi Fellowships in Air and Space Law

Established in 2008 by Mrs. Teruko Sekiguchi in honour of her husband, Professor Masao Sekiguchi (1934-2004), LL.M. 1982, a graduate of the Institute of Air and Space Law.

Eligibility Successful applicants to the LL.M. programs offered by the Institute of Air and Space Law are eligible to be selected as Sekiguchi Fellows by the Graduate Admissions Committee. Fellowships will be offered in the course of the admissions process administered by the Faculty of Law and the University.
Value Varies; determined by the Graduate Law Admissions Office

Rathlyn Foundation Fellowship in Law

Established in 2009 by the Rathlyn Foundation.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to outstanding students in the LL.M. or D.C.L. programs conducting research in the area of human rights with a preference to students interested in disability and law policy.
Value Varies

Last update: 20 Dec. 2013


Robert E. Morrow, QC, Fellowships

Established in 1999 by friends and colleagues of Robert E. Morrow, QC, B.C.L. 1947.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law to outstanding students entering the first year of graduate studies in the Institute of Air and Space Law.
Value Minimum $5,000

Setsuko Ushioda-Aoki Prize

Established in 2001 by Dr. Setsuko Ushioda-Aoki, D.C.L. 1993.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic merit to a graduate student in the LL.M. program at the institute of Air and Space Law.

Value

$500

Spiegel Sohmer Taxation Scholarship

Eligibility Awarded to a member of the graduating class or of a recent class on the basis of distinction in the field of Taxation throughout the program and interest in the study of Taxation as a legal discipline, including possible post-graduate intentions. Candidates may indicate their eligibility for this award through the Undergraduate Student Office.
Value $1,400

STEP Canada Award in Equity/Estate/Trusts

Established in 2017 by STEP Canada.

Eligibility Awarded by the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic excellence to the top student (or split between more than one student in the event of equal academic performance) enrolled in one of the following courses: LAWG 504 Death and Property or PRV4 548 Administration of the Property of Another or PRV4 549 Equity and Trusts, or any combination thereof.
Value Maximum $1,000

Last update: 11 Sep. 2017


Teaching Fellowship

Under the supervision and with the collaboration of a professor, who remains responsible for a given course, the Teaching Fellow contributes significantly to the course design, instruction and evaluation.  Designed to give DCL students in-depth teaching experience, the Fellow will take a leadership role in: designing a course plan or syllabus; selecting course readings and learning materials; developing class plans and classroom activities/learning exercises; imagining possibilities for effectively integrating technology in the classroom for the course concerned; conceiving of methods of evaluation; engaging in student evaluation and feedback; holding office hours and meetings with students.

Eligibility DCL student selected by Associate Dean on application.  Preference given to those having taken Legal Education Seminar and having participated in the Teaching Mentorship program.
Value $15,000 (Subject to being lowered depending on internal and external awards)
Application Internal application following call for applications.

Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship

Eligibility Awarded annually to a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law designated by the Dean of the Faculty; preference being given to a graduate who is a Canadian citizen intending to reside in Canada upon completion of his/her studies. The Fellowship is to be used for a graduate to follow a program of studies in law at a university approved by the Dean of the Faculty, other than at a university in Québec.
Value $12,000
Application Candidates should make an application for this Fellowship through the Undergraduate Student Office.

Wainwright Scholarship for Law

Bequeathed by the late Arnold Wainwright, QC, B.A., B.C.L., D.C.L.

Eligibility Awarded to outstanding students, Canadian or foreign, entering the first year of graduate studies at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, and intending to work on subjects of interest to, or pertaining to, the civil law tradition, or to students proceeding from the LL.M. to the D.C.L. program. Non-renewable.
Value $10,000

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