Carleton has a very generous undergraduate scholarship and bursary program. Current and prospective students can find out more about available awards and bursaries through the Awards and Financial Aid Office. In addition to the awards and bursaries available from the central office, the below awards are specific to the programs offered by the Department of Law and Legal Studies.

Department of Law and Legal Studies Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Awards
Undergraduate Bursaries
Graduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards

Captus Press Award for Introductory Law Courses

Awarded annually for excellence in introductory law courses to the student proceeding from Second to Third Year who has achieved the highest continuing grade point average in any five of LAWS 1000, LAWS 2201, LAWS 2202, LAWS 2301, LAWS 2302, LAWS 2501 and LAWS 2502, as calculated at the end of the student’s Second Year. No application for this award is required.

Communications Law Prize

Awarded annually for excellence in communications law. No application for this award is required.

DiSabato Scholarship in Law and Legal Studies

Awarded annually to one or more outstanding students entering or proceeding from one year to another in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. No application for this award is required.

King McShane Award in Civil Liberties

Awarded annually to the undergraduate student who has attained the best overall average in the study of civil liberties law. No application for this award is required.

Sarah Metrick LL.B Scholarship in Introductory Law

Awarded annually for excellence in first and second year courses to one female and one male student in a Law Program who is proceeding from Second to Third year and who has achieved the highest overall cumulative grade point average as calculated at the end of the student’s second year. No application for this award is required.

Bank of Nova Scotia, Carleton University Branch, Award in Commercial Law

Awarded annually to a student with high standing in courses in the Commercial Law field. No application for this award is required.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Goldstein Book Award in Law

Awarded annually to a deserving Carleton University student in a Law program. No application for this award is required.

Osgoode Society Legal History Book Prize

Two books awarded annually to a student who merits special recognition for work in legal history. No application for this award is required.

Oxford University Press Award in Law

A prize of a copy of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Department of Law and Legal Studies, to a deserving student pursuing the study of law at Carleton.

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Bursaries

Madeleine Goyette Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually in alternating years to a student proceeding from third to fourth-year in the Political Science Honours program and a student proceeding from third to fourth-year in the Law Honours program. Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the OSAP Ontario Residency requirements. Apply through Awards and Financial Aid Office.

Richard M. Zubrycki Bursary

Awarded annually to a student, proceeding from second to third year, pursuing undergraduate studies in the Department of Law, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, or School of Social Work. Eligible recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP Ontario Residency requirements. Preference will be given to an aboriginal student. Apply through Awards and Financial Aid Office.

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Graduate Awards

Chet Mitchell Memorial Award in Law and Legal Studies

Established in 1991 by colleagues, family and friends in honour of the late Chet Mitchell, who was a professor in the Department of Law, this award is given annually to a deserving student enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Legal Studies. Application is not required. The recipient will be chosen each year on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Law.