Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship – , Canada

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Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship is not available for the graduate programs of the Faculties of Law at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria as the Law Foundation makes separate grants to the Graduate Fellowship programs at these universities.

Value :  Up to five Awards of $13,750 each.

Eligibility for Graduate Fellowship :

Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia; graduates of a British Columbia law school; or members of the British Columbia Bar. In order to be eligible, applicants must devote themselves primarily to their full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area.

Terms of fellowship :

The Graduate Fellowships are available for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. If a recipient’s program of study extends beyond one year, he/she may apply for a second Fellowship in the next year’s competition.

An award of a Fellowship for the first year of study does not constitute a commitment for further funding. Please note that there is a simplified process for students wishing to apply for a second or subsequent Fellowship. (See Simplified Process for Re-Applications)

Reporting :

It is a condition of the Fellowship that a recipient submit two (2) reports to the Law Foundation : an interim report on the program of study following the first term; and a final report, within three (3) months of the end of the academic year on the program of study undertaken, the results obtained and the future career plans of the recipient.

Selection Process :

Applications will be assessed by the Fellowships and Research Committee composed of a minimum of three Governors of the Law Foundation and one representative from each of the law faculties of the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia.

In assessing applications, the Committee will consider not only a candidate’s academic achievements but the likelihood of furtherance of the objectives of the Law Foundation and the possible benefits to the public of British Columbia from making an award to a candidate.

In assessing this likelihood, the Committee will take into consideration a candidate’s :

  1. academic achievements;
  2. leadership qualities;
  3. involvement in community activities;
  4. proposed course of study;

Application deadline for Graduate Fellowship : January 7, 2011