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Automatic Awards for Faculty of Law Students

The following awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.


Students currently registered at Queen's will be automatically considered for the following awards. Most of these awards are based on academics.


Aird and Berlis LLP Award for Overall Academic Achievement

Established by Aird & Berlis LLP and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to full-time students who have completed the first year of studies in the Faculty of Law. 

C. Thomas Asplund Memorial Award in Legal Ethics

Established by colleagues, students and friends in memory of the late C. Thomas Asplund who taught in the Faculty of Law from 1968 to 1990, and awarded annually to a second or third year student for outstanding work in the area of legal ethics.

Baker and McKenzie Award

The Baker and McKenzie Award in labour law is presented and funded by the Baker and McKenzie Foundation. It is awarded annually to a student in second or third year law who submits a course paper in labour law which is judged to be the best paper by a student in that subject area.

Bayne Sellar Boxall Award

Funded by the law firm of Bayne Sellar Boxall and awarded annually to the graduating student with the best overall performance in criminal law courses.

Bereskin and Parr Prize in Patent Law

Funded by the law firm of Bereskin and Parr, and awarded annually to the student with the highest ranking in Patent Law.

Robert Wallace Best Exchange Award

The terms for this award are cross listed with automatic awards, Students Studying on Exchange or at the BISC.

Brown and Partners LLP Scholarship

Established in January 2010 by Brown & Partners LLP and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the highest ranking J.D. or combined program J.D. law student in Insurance law in the Faculty of Law.  Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

Canada Law Book Company Book Prize in Conflicts

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Canada Law Book Company Book Prize in International Law

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Canada Law Book Company Book Prize in Torts

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Cassels Brock and Blackwell Insolvency Prize

Established in May 2005 by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP to honour E. Bruce Leonard, a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Founder of The Insolvency Institute of Canada and The International Insolvency Institute, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to an upper year student in the Faculty of Law who has demonstrated academic excellence in the subject area of bankruptcy and insolvency.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize in Corporation and Taxation

An award is made annually by the law firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP to the students exhibiting the highest proficiency in the areas of Business Associations and Taxation.

Dentons Canada LLP Award

The Dentons Canada LLP Award is a gift of that law firm to be awarded annually to a student in second year who submits what is judged to be the best substantial paper during that academic year.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Civil Procedure

Established in April 2012 by the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and awarded to students in the J.D. program or combined program in the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic excellence in Civil Procedure.  Selection will be made by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Public Law

Established in April 2012 by the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and awarded to students in the J.D. program or combined program in the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic excellence in Public Law.  Selection will be made by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Torts

Established in April 2012 by the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and awarded to students in the J.D. program or combined program in the Faculty of Law on the basis of academic excellence in Torts.  Selection will be made by the Faculty of Law Awards Committee.

Feminist Jurisprudence Award

Established by the family and friends of Sharon Cohen, a graduate of Law '88. Awarded annually for outstanding achievement and participation in feminist jurisprudence.

Alexandra and Mary Fraser Memorial Scholarship

Established by Donald Fraser, LL.B. '62, in memory of his wife, Mary, and his daughter, Alexandra, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a student in the Faculty of Law enrolled in the second year of the four-year joint MIR/J.D. Cooperative Combined Degree Program offered by the School of Industrial Relations and the Faculty of Law at Queen's University. If, in any given year, there is no suitable second-year candidate, the scholarship may be presented to a student in the third or fourth year of the Law component of the Joint MIR/LL.B. Cooperative Degree Program.

Gavel Award

The Gavel Award is given annually by the Queen's Law Students' Society to the third year student who, on the determination of the student body, has contributed most to student affairs during the three years of law school

Heenan Blaikie LLP Scholarship

Established in January 2012 by the law firm Heenan Blaikie LLP, to foster excellence in legal writing. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to an upper-year J.D. or combined J.D. program student registered in an upper-year course in Legal Writing and Written Advocacy.

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Award

Funded by the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, and awarded annually to the second or third year law student with the highest standing in Secured Transactions and Insolvency.

Law '66 Book Prize in Contracts

The 1966 Graduating Class in Law has established an annual prize awarded to the student with the highest standing in Contracts and who has received no other prize.

George Norman Leipnik Award in International Legal Studies

Established by the estate of Agnes Lorimer Leipnik in honour of her son, George Norman Leipnik, Arts '70, and awarded annually for outstanding achievement in a course in the area of international legal studies.

George Norman Leipnik Award in Professional Responsibility and Skills Training

Established by the estate of Agnes Lorimer Leipnik in honour of her son, George Norman Leipnik, Arts '70, and awarded annually for outstanding achievement in a course in the area of professional responsibility and skills training.

R. W. Leonard Scholarship in Law

Established in May 2014 by the estate of Reuben Wells Leonard and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student who achieves Dean's Scholar standing at the end of first year of the J.D. program  in the Faculty of Law. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee in the Faculty of Law.

Reuben Wells Leonard Prizes

Awards are made annually to second year students exhibiting the greatest degree of proficiency in individual courses, as designated by the Faculty.

McCarthy Tetrault Prizes

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Dr. Stanley Harwood McCuaig Scholarship

Established by the McLean McCuaig Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia in honour of Stanley Harwood McCuaig, C.M., Q.C., B.A., LL.D. (Queen's), of Edmonton, Alberta. Awards are made annually for high standing in courses in Property Law, Business Associations and Commercial Law.

McDougall-Watson Memorial Awards

Established in 1990 by Queen's Legal Aid in memory of the contributions made by C. William McDougall (Law '77) and David Watson (Law '87). C. William McDougall was a lawyer with Queen's Legal Aid who died in a car accident shortly after his retirement. David Watson was a caseworker with Queen's Legal Aid who died suddenly in 1989. The awards are presented annually to a deserving student in each caseworker group to recognize excellence in file management, commitment to the objectives of Queen's Legal Aid and sheer hard work. In acknowledging the contributions of C. William McDougall and David Watson, the awards recognize and celebrate the spirit of co-operation which exists between the lawyers and caseworkers in Queen's Legal Aid, a spirit which is fundamental to the work and health of the organization.

H. George McKenzie, QC Scholarship in Taxation

Established in April 2014 by Felesky Flynn LLP in memory of H. George McKenzie, QC, Law 1969.  Awarded to students in the J.D. program or combined J.D. program on the basis of academic excellence in the field of taxation, including courses in taxation, tax policy, corporate taxation or international taxation.  Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

McMillan LLP Award in Contracts

Established by the Toronto law firm of that name and awarded annually to a student with the highest standing in Contracts.

P. E. Newbury Prize in Family Law

The estate of Mrs. P.E. Newbury has provided an annual award to a student exhibiting outstanding achievement in Family Law. The award was established by Mrs. P.E. Newbury as a grateful parent, in recognition of the excellence of Queen's University.

Ogilvy Renault Award

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Williams S. O'Hara Prize in Criminal Law

Established by Mr. L.H. Tepper Q.C., a Kingston lawyer, in memory of a gold medalist of Dalhousie University Faculty of Law, whose brief career as a member of the Kingston Bar showed great promise.  Awarded annually to the student of the first obtaining the highest standing in Criminal Law.

Osgoode Society Legal History Book Prize

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award.

Piasetzki Nenniger Kvas LLP Scholarship in IP Law

Established in March 2013 by James Nenniger, BSc 1979, LLB 1982, Gregory Piasetzki, LLB 1980, and Christopher  J. Kvas, on behalf of Piasetzki Nenniger Kvas LLP. Awarded  to an upper-year student registered in the Juris Doctor or combined Juris Doctor degree program  on the basis of academic excellence in upper-year courses related to the fields of intellectual property  or technology law. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

Queen's Law Students' Society Millennium Award

Established by the Queen's Law Students' Society and awarded annually to the second year student who, in the determination of the student body, contributed to and participated in the events and activities that defined the second year class.

K. Venkata Raman Memorial Scholarship in International Economic Law

Established in September 2009 to honour K. Venkata Raman, professor in the Faculty of Law, with a gift commitment from David Kerzner, (LL.B. '90) and Barry Appleton, (LL.B. '89). Awarded to students in any year of the J.D. program on the basis of academic excellence in a course related to international economic law. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Faculty of Law.

Robinson Ryan Awards

Established in 1975 to honour Professors Stuart Ryan and Lyman Robinson, who contributed greatly to QLSLAS through their time, energy and interest. Awards are made to Caseworkers currently in their final year of law school who, through their continued interest and participation during law school, have most significantly contributed to achievement and development of the goals of the clinic.

Professor H. R. S. Ryan Prize in Evidence

A book prize established by the 1968 graduating class to honour Professor Ryan of the Faculty of Law. It is awarded to the student with the highest standing in Evidence.

David Sabbath Scholarship

Established in 1958 and last revised in May 2014 by the estate of J.L. Sabbath in memory of his son David Sabbath and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student who achieves Dean's Scholar standing at the end of first year of the J.D. program  in the Faculty of Law. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee in the Faculty of Law.

Samworth Advocacy Prize

Established in October 2006 by The Advocates' Society in honour of its 2002-2003 president, Philippa Samworth, B.A. 1974, LL.B. 1977. Presented to a second or third year student with high academic standing in a Competitive Moot course and in an Advocacy course in the Faculty of Law. The Advocates' Society will supplement this prize with free tuition to a basic civil or criminal advocacy skills course offered by The Advocates' Society in various locations around the province, to be taken by the student either during their articling period or in their first year of practice. Taking this course is not a condition of receiving this prize.

Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour Law, Employment Law and Administrative Law

Established by the firm of Sherrard Kuzz LLP and awarded annually to a second-year student on the basis of academic excellence in at least two, but preferably three, of the following areas of study: labour law, employment law, and administrative law.

Dan Soberman Awards

Established in 1994 to honour Professor Dan Soberman, the second Dean of Queen's Faculty of Law, who made a successful application to the Law Society of Upper Canada to create Queen's Legal Aid as a volunteer student organization and who has always been a strong supporter of the clinic. Awards are made to Caseworkers currently in their second year of law school who have demonstrated excellent file work and who have generously given their time to assist other Caseworkers.

Spirit Award

The Spirit Award is given annually by the Queen's Law Students' Society to the third year student who, on the determination of the student body, has best and most contributed to the spirit of the law school.

Stringer, Brisbin, Humphrey Prize in Labour Law

Funded by the law firm of Stringer, Brisbin, Humphrey, and awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in Labour Law.

Torys Prize in Business Law

Established in January 2005 by the law firm of Torys LLP, and awarded annually to a student who obtains the highest standing in the Applied Business Law Seminar, or if not offered in a year, an alternative course in Business Law.

John Deakin Buckley Walton Scholarship in Administrative Law

Established in October 2004 by a bequest from the estate of John Deakin Buckley Walton, Arts 1945, and awarded to the second or third year student in the Faculty of Law, who has the highest standing in Administrative Law.

WeirFoulds LLP Award in Remedies

Contact the Faculty of Law regarding the terms of this award. 

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