All Schulich School of Law Awards Chief Justice Edmond Blanchard Bursary
An endowment created in memory of Chief Justice Edmond Blanchard.

Eligibility: The fund will be used to support one or more law student(s) enrolled in the JD Program. The recipient will be chosen based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing.
Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information
Application Deadline: Please contact the Schulich School of Law
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The James Spurr Health Law Bursary
To provide one or more annual bursaries to undergraduate student(s) in their second or third year of study whose focus of studies has been in the area of Health Law.

Eligibility: 2nd and 3rd year Law students, focus in the area of Health Law
Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information
Application Deadline: October 13
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John A. McLeish Bursary in Law
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support for a student or student(s) at the Schulich School of Law who have demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility: Demonstrated financial need.
Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information
Application Deadline: Please contact the Schulich School of Law
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Peter J. Dey Scholarship
In recognition of Peter J. Dey’s (’66) 11 years of dedicated and unselfish service to the Board of Goldcorp Inc.

Eligibility: Award to a 3rd year student enrolled in the Schulich School of Law Business Law Certificate program. Must have a demonstrated excellence, and a potential for future leadership in business law.
Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information
Application Deadline: Please contact the Schulich School of Law
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Patterson Law Bursary, In Memory of Douglas A. Caldwell
To provide an annual bursary to a full time law student in their second or third year of study who is from the Maritimes, significant activity in area of public and community affairs, sports, or arts and entertainment, demonstrated financial need, preference to mature, married students.

Eligibility: 2nd and 3rd year Law students from the Maritimes, significant activity in area of public and community affairs, sports, or arts and entertainment, demonstrated financial need, preference to mature, married students.
Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information
Application Deadline: October 13
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The Advocates’ Society Indigenous Law Award
This fund is created through the generosity of members of the Advocates’ Society. The award is intended to recognize Canadian students studying Aboriginal Law or alleviate financial difficulties for Canadian Indigenous students.

Eligibility: Successful completion of first or second year of Law School; demonstrated academic excellence or good academic standing with financial need. Preference will be given to Canadian Indigenous student or a Canadian student studying aboriginal law.
Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
Application Deadline: Mid October
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Mary Bailey Memorial Bursary
To be awarded annually to a law student in financial need, who has demonstrated an interest in Family Law.

Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
Application Deadline: mid-October
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Robert E. Bamford Memorial Award
The friends, colleagues and classmates of the late Robert E. Bamford, a graduate of the Class of 1975, have established this memorial prize in his honour. Robert Bamford was formerly the treasurer and president of the Dalhousie Law Students’ Society and, at the time of his death, was a doctoral student in law at the University of Edinburgh. The prize is awarded to the student who best combines academic excellence with a commitment to the Law School community.

Eligibility: Available to third year students in the Juris Doctor program at Dalhousie University.
Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information
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Robert Batt Memorial Award
Friends and associates of the late Robert John Batt (Class of 1936) have established a fund which provides a prize to the student who achieves excellent standing in the subject area of Constitutional Law.

Application Type: Automatic Consideration – No Application Required
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The Craig Bauer Memorial Bursary
Awarded to a 2nd year Law student who has demonstrated financial need, good academic standing and participates in at least one intramural sport.

Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
Application Deadline: mid-October
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The Eunice W. Beeson Memorial Prize
This prize is to be awarded at the discretion of the Faculty to the qualifying woman student in the Law School who seems worthy on the basis of her academic performance in the School, qualities of personality and character, and financial need. The prize was established by Mrs. Mary Beeson Mobley and friends in memory of Miss Eunice W. Beeson, the first professional Librarian in the Law School, Sir James Dunn Law Librarian and Associate Professor, 1959-66.

Application Type: Automatic Consideration – No Application Required
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Bereskin and Parr Prize
Awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in the Intellectual Property Law course.

Application Type: Automatic Consideration – No Application Required
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon Entrance Scholarship
The Toronto firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon sponsors an annual award for a first year student (or two students) who has shown both academic proficiency and financial need.

Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
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The Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize
The law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP sponsors an annual prize of $500 to the student who has attained the highest standing in Business Associations.

Application Type: Automatic Consideration – No Application Required
Application Deadline: mid-October
Value: $500
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Blakes Scholar
The scholarship at Dalhousie is part of a national scholarship program which the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has initiated at law schools across Canada. One second year student is eligible to be a “Blakes Scholar” in an academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to a second year student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the first year of his or her law studies. To be eligible, a student has obtained an academic standing in the top 10% of the first year law school class. Financial need, membership in an historically disadvantaged group as delineated by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, involvement in the community, extracurricular activities at Dalhousie, and the existence of multiple responsibilities and/or limited support, may also be considered in the selection of the Blakes Scholar. The scholarship is renewable in third year, provided that the recipient has an academic standing in the top 20% of the second year class.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information
Application Deadline: November 30
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The Est. Ethelind A. Bligh Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded to the student of the first year who, having made a high scholastic average, in the opinion of the Faculty shows the most promise of achieving high standards of professional and public service.

Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
Application Deadline: mid-October
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Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award
The law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais awards an annual prize in the amount of $2,500 to a student who has achieved academic excellence and has displayed qualities that reflect the Borden Ladner Gervais core values, which include integrity, excellence, teamwork and commitment. If more than one qualified student applies, it is possible that two smaller awards will be made in some years.

Eligibility: Available to students who have completed first year of the Juris Doctor program at Dalhousie University.
Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information
Value: $2,500
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BOYNECLARKE LLP Prize
The law firm of BOYNECLARKE LLP awards a prize annually in the amount of $1,000 to the student who has demonstrated excellence through a combination of academic achievement, participation and contribution to the law school and the broader community.

Eligibility: Available to students who have completed first year of the Juris Doctor program at Dalhousie University. Applicants must be permanent residents of Nova Scotia.
Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information
Value: $1,000
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Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizenship Prize in Law
The purpose of this prize is to honour the life and work of the late Thomas Burchell. This prize is to be awarded at the spring convocation and will be awarded to a graduating student who is voted by the graduating class as most supportive of fellow students during the course of their education.

Application Type: Automatic Consideration – No Application Required
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Canadian Bar Association (NS Branch) Scholarship
Through its more than 32,000 members the Canadian Bar Association is one of the Country’s most prestigious and rapidly growing national professional associations. The objectives of the Association are to promote the administration of justice, encourage a high standard of legal education and training; uphold the honour of the profession; advance the science of jurisprudence; and foster harmonious relations and co-operation among law societies, and bench, and members of the Association. An annual scholarship will be awarded to the student who has shown academic excellence by attaining a high scholastic average and who demonstrates, in the opinion of the faculty, the most promise of achieving the objects of the Association described above.

Application Type: See dal.ca/law/bursaries for more information
Application Deadline: mid-October
Value: $1,000
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