Two awards, detailed below. One requires application, the other nomination. Apply, encourage someone else, or tell your school about a woman who deserves nomination.
2012 Aird & Berlis LLP/WLAO Advocacy Award
In 2007, Aird & Berlis LLP and WLAO established an annual award to be granted to a female law student for her
efforts in an advocacy project advancing equality rights. This award will provide the recipient with resources and
guidance in launching her proposed project and includes a monetary award of $1000.00.
The recipient of the award will demonstrate the following characteristics:
• female registered, in good standing, at an Ontario faculty of law and studying for an LL.B, J.D. or LL.M.;
• enduring dedication, inspiring leadership and passionate advocacy for equality rights (such as, but not limited
to gender, sexual orientation, disability, refugee, aboriginal, minority and HIV/AIDS victim’s rights).
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of projects an applicant should have or have had an active
involvement in to be eligible for this award:
• volunteer work at a clinic, non-profit organization, government office or within the law school community;
• academic endeavors such as journals, articles, papers, theses, research or projects; and
• community outreach programs.
Applicants must submit the application form a project proposal and a letter of merit. More information, details and contacts on the form.
Applications must be received by April 20, 2012
2012 McCarthy Tétrault/WLAO Community Contribution Award (Nomination)
Since 2005 McCarthy Tétrault LLP and WLAO annually select one student to receive an award for Contribution to
Community. If there is a female student registered with your Law School who deserves this award, we invite
you to submit a nomination. (This probably means that if you know someone you think deserves this award, you should bring her to the attention of a member of your school’s senior staff or administration – SL)
Nomination form available here.
The recipient of the award will demonstrate the following qualifications and characteristics:
* female registered in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, and in good standing at an Ontario facultyof law, and studying for an L L.B or LL.M.;
* a record of significant contribution to the advancement of women studying law; and,
* a well-rounded student actively involved in, and committed to, her community.
The successful candidate will receive her award at a special dinner and have the opportunity to meet many
influential and successful women lawyers, legal educators, and judges. The recipient will also be invited to visit
the firm of McCarthy Tétrault LLP to speak with practicing lawyers in a business environment. The financial
aspect of the award is $1000.00.
Nomination forms must be received before April 20, 2012
H/T Ronda Bessner