Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Scholarships

  • October 10, 2017

From The Honourable Robert J. Sharpe, President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies 

Each year, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies awards three scholarships for graduate studies in law. We award two Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarships for the LL.M. degree at the University of Cambridge, and a French Language Scholarship for graduate legal study in the French language at a French speaking university in Europe. These scholarships provide recent graduates from Canadian law schools with an excellent opportunity to pursue graduate studies abroad.

I enclose detailed information regarding these scholarships.

The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship 

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies annually awards two scholarships for the LL.M. degree at the University of Cambridge, England. The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarships cover full tuition at the University of Cambridge, a monthly living allowance, and return airfare, subject to any other awards received by the successful candidate.  

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates who have been awarded a law degree from a three or four-year program at a faculty of law in a Canadian university in the four years before the candidate will commence his or her studies at the University of Cambridge are eligible for these scholarships.

An applicant must be accepted into the University of Cambridge and a Cambridge College for the LL.M. in order to receive this Scholarship, although such acceptance need not be confirmed at the time of the application for the Scholarship nor at the time that the Institute provides the candidate with notice that he or she has been selected to receive the Scholarship. 

APPLICATIONS

Applications must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. A personal statement indicating why the applicant wishes to undertake graduate studies in law at the University of Cambridge and why the applicant is suited to undertake such studies;
  3. A copy of transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies, for studies in law and for a Bar Admissions Course, as applicable; and
  4. A maximum of three letters of reference.

French Language Scholarship

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies French language Scholarship ordinarily covers the full amount of the tuition fees payable by the recipient to a French-language European university and includes an allowance to cover a portion of living expenses and reasonable travel expenses to and from the European university, subject to any other awards received by the successful candidate. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies shall determine each year the maximum amount of the scholarship, up to an amount of $20,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year, and in so doing will take into account the tuition fees as well as the anticipated living expenses and travel expenses of the successful candidate.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies annually awards a scholarship for graduate studies in law toward a second cycle or third cycle diploma (the equivalent of a Master's or Doctoral degree from a Canadian university), at a European university for a program of study that is conducted principally in the French language, to a person who has, in the four years before the candidate will commence the proposed studies been awarded a bachelor's degree in law from a Canadian university.

An applicant must be accepted into a French-language European university for graduate studies in law in order to receive this Scholarship, although such acceptance need not be confirmed at the time of the application for the Scholarship or at the time that the Institute provides the candidate with notice that he or she has been selected to receive the Scholarship.

APPLICATIONS

Applications must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. A personal statement indicating why the applicant wishes to undertake graduate studies in law and why the applicant is suited to undertake such studies, as well as an undertaking that the proposed program study is conducted principally in the French language;
  3. A copy of transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies, for studies in law or for a Bar Admission Course, as applicable;
  4. A maximum of three letters of reference; and
  5. A statement of tuition fees and anticipated living and travel expenses

Applications must be submitted by mail or email and must be received no later than December 31, 2017, to: 

Lynn Morrison, Executive Secretary
Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
P.O.Box 43538, Leaside Post Office
1601 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4G8
Telephone:416-429-3292
Fax:416-429-9805
Email: info@canadian-institute.com
Website: www.canadian-institute.com

Please note that the deadline for applications to the University of Cambridge for the LLM course in 2018-19 is 15 November 2017 and the deadline for both scholarship applications to CIALS for the 2018-19 academic year is 31 December 2017.

The Honourable Robert J. Sharpe
President