Student Awards

We are pleased to offer student awards. All student papers submitted to the Indigenous Law Journal are automatically considered for our publication awards. The purpose of our award program is to encourage student scholarship, innovation and creativity. The Indigenous Law Journal currently has two student awards which are available due to the generosity of our sponsors, as described below.

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Best Student Submission Award

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP sponsors an award of $400 for the best student submission to the ILJ. The award is available to students from any school, and is given out to the student submission that the Senior Editorial Board of the journal feels is the best amongst its peers. Criteria that are considered include, but are not limited to, writing style, novelty of topic, novelty of approach and depth of research. The purpose of this award is to encourage student scholarship and recognize outstanding achievement.

Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP Most Promising Student Paper Award

Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP sponsors an award of $400 for the most promising student paper. The award is available to students from any school, and is given out to the student submission that the Senior Editorial Board of the journal judges to be the most promising. The purpose of this award is to recognize the potential and encourage the further development of the most promising paper. This award will be assessed on criteria including, but not limited to, writing style, novelty of topic, novelty of approach, depth of research and the amount of work required to bring the paper to a publishable standard. This unique award is given in two parts. The first half is awarded when the winner is initially selected by the Senior Editorial Board of the journal. The second half of the award is given when the author re-submits the article for the following editorial cycle. The purpose of the award is to encourage and provide means for an author to continue to work on and develop his or her paper.

More Information

Currently, we do not offer awards or fellowships for submissions from faculty, judges or practitioners.

All awards and fellowships are given at the discretion of the Indigenous Law Journal. If you have any questions about the awards or fellowships, please contact us at indiglaw.journal@utoronto.ca