About Us

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The Law Foundation provides grants for the following objects:

a) legal education and legal research;

b) law reform;

c) assist in funding the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission as established under the Legal Aid Act;

d) the establishment, operation and maintenance of a legal referral service for the residents of the province;

e) the establishment, operation and maintenance of law libraries; and

f) the provision of scholarships for studies in matters relevant to law.


Any organization or individual can apply by completing an application form with prescribed guidelines, provided the project is law-related and falls within the statutory objects.


The Law Foundation is a member of the Association of Canadian Law Foundations (ACLF).


The History of IOLTA in North America video, under ‘Other Related Links’, is “Presented by American Bar Association Commission on IOLTA, National Association of IOLTA Programs, Florida Bar Foundation, Law Foundation of British Columbia and Law Foundation of Alberta”.


The following are among the many programs which are sponsored by the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Legal Research Awards for Students of Memorial University

  An additional award is provided to Queen Elizabeth II Library for legal research materials and resources.


Law School Entrance Scholarships

  These scholarships, valued at $5,000.00, are tenable for first year studies at any Canadian Law School recognized by the Scholarships Board.


• Other Scholarships

  The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador contributed to the following scholarships (information available from the universities):


The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Centennial Law School Scholarships at University of New Brunswick


The Hon. John C. Crosbie Weldon Tradition Scholarship in Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University


Reginald H. Brown, Q.C., Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University


• The Law Foundation is heritage partner for the History of Law and the Courts on the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website at Memorial University.


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