Legal Research Awards for Students of Memorial University

The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador annually offers up to seven Legal Research Awards valued at $750.00 (seven hundred and fifty dollars) each to students at Memorial University. The awards are for outstanding research papers on one or more legal issues, or topics treated in a legal context.


Undergraduate students will receive a minimum of 2 (two) and graduate students will receive 1 (one) or more of the 7 (seven) awards available annually. Preference will be given for one of the seven awards for outstanding research paper to an undergraduate student in their first year of studies. This student must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, the first year introductory course LWSO 1000: Law, Democracy and Social Justice when his/her paper in this course is submitted for consideration.


Legal Research Awards Terms & Conditions


The Law Foundation may publish a photo and awards presentation press release in its Annual Report, Legal Research Awards Publication and newspapers.


The Foundation reserves the right to publish all or any of the term papers, whether selected for Awards or not, in a format conducive to being made available to Queen Elizabeth II Library and various Law Libraries, including on the Law Foundation’s website. The annual volumes and 1997/2001 Consolidated Volume have been sent to the Reference Section of Canadian University Faculties of Law, the National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Law Libraries of Supreme and Provincial Courts, Department of Justice, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, Queen Elizabeth II Library, the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies and Departmental Libraries, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and public libraries in the province.


1996/1997 – 2015/2016 Awards Recipients and Research Papers


Legal Research Awards Publication 2013/2014

Legal Research Awards Publication 2014/2015

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