Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries

Alumni Association, Toronto Chapter, Bursary in Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who has demonstrated the potential for involvement in alumni related activities.  Applicants must also have a satisfactory academic standing and financial need.  This bursary was established in 2007 by the Toronto Chapter of the University of Windsor Alumni Association.  This bursary is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Ivana Baldelli Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student from Northern Ontario with financial need.  Academic standing may be taken into consideration.  Ivana Baldelli ’88 established this scholarship in 2006.  This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Bartlet & Richardes LLP Centennial Award for Academic Excellence
A $1,500 award will be presented to the graduating student with the highest cumulative academic average in the JD Program. This award was established in celebration of the centennial year of the Bartlet & Richardes LLP law firm which was founded in 1887.  No application required.

Robert W. Beattie Entrance Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student with financial need.  The recipient of this scholarship must have a strong undergraduate background in English Literature with either an English Major or have completed multiple courses including a course in Chaucer or Shakespeare.  This Scholarship was established in 2010 by W. Jason Hanson ’80 in honour of his law school roommate Robert Beattie ’80.  This scholarship is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Bereskin & Parr LLP Prize in Industrial and Intellectual Property
A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the highest standing in any Industrial and Intellectual Property course at the University of Windsor.  No application required.

Berrill and Farmer Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student in either the JD or the Canadian & American Dual JD Program.  The recipient will have a record of satisfactory academic performance, financial need and demonstrated a strong commitment to community service.  Also, the recipient must have completed at least two undergraduate courses in philosophy and/or political science.  Peter Farmer and Fraser Berrill both graduates from the class of 1974 established this bursary in 2005.  Apply on-line.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Award (Blake’s Scholar)
A $5,000 award will be presented to a student in the top 10% of the Law I class.   The recipient must show financial need.  Additionally, membership in a historically disadvantaged group, community involvement, extra-curricular activities at the Law School will also be considered. This award is renewable if the student places in the top 20% of their Law II class.  This award was established in 1999.  Applications are by invitation only.

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP Entrance Scholarships
Two $1,250 scholarships will be presented to students entering Law I of the JD Program. Students are selected on the basis of academic performance. Community service may also be taken into consideration.  This scholarship was established by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP.  No application required.

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize
A $500 prize will be presented to the graduating student achieving the highest standing in subjects falling within the corporate/commercial study of law (e.g. Business Associations, Commercial Law, Corporate Topics, Commercial Topics, Taxation, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Finance). No application required.

Board of Governors Medals
This Medal will be presented to a student from each Faculty with the highest cumulative average of all non-graduating students in the preceding session (September-May). The recipient must have First Class Honours standing.  No application required.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Professional Excellence Award
A $1,500 award will be presented to a Law I student who demonstrates academic excellence together with a commitment to professional and service excellence by consistently expanding his/her knowledge of the law, demonstrating the highest standards of integrity, offering innovative ideas, taking a collaborative approach, and contributing to the community.  This award will be used to support the recipient during his/her second year of study at Windsor Law.  This prize was established by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in 2007.  Applications are by invitation only to students with a GPA of 78% or higher.

Raymond E. Brown Alumni Prize in the Law of Torts
A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the highest grade in Torts.  This prize was established in 1989 in recognition of the contribution made by Professor Raymond E. Brown to the faculty and to the professional development of its students.  No application required.

Canadian & American Dual JD Program Entrance Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship will be presented to the top student entering the Canadian & American Dual JD Program. No application required.

Canadian & American Dual JD Program Excellence Award
Two $8,000 awards will be presented to a Law I and a Law II that have achieved outstanding academic performance.  The recipient must reregister in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program.  No application required.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Centennial Prize in Constitutional Law
A $500 prize will be presented to an upper year student with the highest combined average in two courses, to be selected by the Dean (one course in Constitutional Law, Human Rights or Civil Liberties, and the other course in Advocacy, Trial Advocacy or Constitutional Litigation).  Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP established this prize in recognition of the founding of the firm in 1888.  No application required.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Centennial Prize in Practice Skills
A $500 prize will be presented on the recommendation of the Dean, to an upper year student who, through course work, clinical education or extracurricular activities exhibits exceptional ability in the understanding and pursuit of skills essential to a legal practitioner, such as drafting, legal writing, advocacy, research, interviewing, counseling, mediation, negotiation, legal ethics and professional responsibility.  Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP established this prize in recognition of the founding of the firm in 1888.  No application required.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP MBA/JD Prize
A $750 prize will be presented to the first-year student with the highest average in the MBA/JD Program.  This prize was established in 2010 by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.  No application required.

CCH Prize for Legal Writing
A $500 prize will be presented to the student achieving the highest grade in Legal Writing and Research.  This prize was established by CCH Canadian Limited.  No application required.

Charles J. Clark Scholarship in Law
The interest from the trust will be presented to three upper year students who have maintained academic excellence and demonstrated involvement in community and volunteer activities. The Rotary Club of Windsor and the University of Windsor established this award in 1995. Apply on-line.

Chippewas of Mnjikaning/McCarthy Tétrault Aboriginal Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to an Aboriginal student based on financial need, academic excellence and commitment to the Aboriginal community. Applicants must also submit “Letters of Support” documenting their involvement in the Aboriginal Community.  The Mnjikaning First Nation and McCarthy Tétrault LLP established this scholarship in 2002. Apply on-line.

CIBPA Law Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student based on academic excellence (minimum of a GPA of 80%) and financial need.  This Scholarship was established by the Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association.  This Scholarship is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Class of 1982 Leadership Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who has demonstrated leadership within the Law School, University of Windsor, or community at large.  The successful recipient must demonstrate satisfactory academic standing and have financial need.  This Award was established in 2008 by the Class of 1982 to mark the 25th Anniversary of their graduation from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.  This Award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Class of 1989 Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student with satisfactory standing and financial need.  This bursary was established in 2009 by the Class of 1989 for their 20th Reunion.  This bursary is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Class of 1997 Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities and contribution to the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor and the community at large.  A minimum average of 70% is required.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Class of 2001 Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year law student with financial need.  This Award was established in 2001 by the Class of 2001 to mark the 10th Anniversary of their graduation from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.  This Award is subject to OTSS requirements. Apply on-line.

Cory Family Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student registered in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program with financial need.  This Award was established in 2010 by The Honourable Justice Peter Cory. This bursary is subject to OTSS requirements.   .

Philip J. Courey Sr. Annual Bursaries
Two $500 bursaries will be presented to upper year students on the basis of financial need. These bursaries were established in 1983 by Mary Anne Dancey as a Christmas gift for her father.  Apply on-line.

Criminal Lawyers’ Association Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship will be presented to an upper year student based on financial need and academic merit.  The recipient must be registered in an upper year criminal law course.  This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Ontario in 2005.  Apply on-line.

The Honourable Justice Anthony E. Cusinato Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year law student with financial need and extracurricular involvement.  The recipient must have received a minimum of 77% in Contracts during Law I.  This Scholarship was established by the Cusinato family, with the lead gift made by Curtis Cusinato ’91, to recognize the occasion of Justice Cusinato’s retirement from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in March 2011.  This Scholarship is subject to OTSS requirement.  Apply on-line.

Paul De Francesca Real Estate Award
A $500 award will be presented to a deserving upper year student interested in real estate law.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and a satisfactory academic standing.  This award was established in 2008 by Paul De Francesca ’98 of the De Francesca Law Office.  Apply on-line.

Dean’s Achievement Award for Non-traditional Advocacy Skills
A $500 award will be presented to an upper year student who exemplifies excellence in non-traditional advocacy skills during a regional, national and/or international mooting competition.  The Faculty of Law established this award in 2004 by the Faculty of Law.  No application required.

Dean’s Achievement Award for Traditional Advocacy Skills
A $500 award will be presented to an upper-year student who has exemplified excellence in advocacy in a national moot competition. The recipient must be a member of the Arnup Cup Mock Trial, Corporate Securities Moot, Gale Cup Moot, Jessup International Law Moot, Laskin Moot, Niagara International Law Moot or the Wilson Moot. The successful candidate will also have his/her name added to a plaque. The Students’ Law Society administers this award. No application required.

Delos Rogest Davis, K.C., Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law III student who best exemplifies the ideals of Delos Rogest Davis, especially through their community involvement and contribution. This award was established in 1969 in memory of Delos Rogest Davis, K.C., the first black lawyer in Canada, who was called to the Upper Canada Bar in 1887.  An external Committee participated in choosing the recipient of this award.  Apply on-line.

Dentons Canada LLP Award in Advanced Taxation
A $300 award will be presented to the student with the highest standing in Advanced Income Taxation.  This award was established by Dentons Canada LLP (formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP).  No application required.

R. Lawrence DeShield Memorial Award in Municipal Law Studies
Interest from the trust will be presented to the graduating law student with the highest cumulative average in no fewer than two of the Municipal Law cluster of courses. These include Municipal Law, Land Use Planning and Advanced Municipal/Planning/Environmental Law.  The Dean may designate others from time to time. This award was established by Wira Hamiwka DeShield, family, friends and associates of J. Lawrence DeShield ‘76, in his memory, and is designed to encourage interest and greater proficiency in Municipal Law.  No application required.

R. Lawrence DeShield Entrance Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust account will be presented to a student in Law I who has demonstrated financial need as well as a strong academic performance.  This scholarship was established in 2005 by Wira DeShield Vendrasco.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Essex Law Association Centennial Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to the student standing first in Law I.  This scholarship was established by the Essex Law Association in 1971.  No application required.

Faculty of Law Community Service Award in Memory of Reinhart Lehman
Interest from the trust will be presented to the graduating student who has contributed significantly to the community at large while studying in the Faculty of Law. This award was established in 1981 by Mr. and Mrs. George Lehman.  No application required.

Faculty of Law, Canadian & American Dual JD Program Award
Numerous awards will be presented to students in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program.  These awards are based on financial need and academic standing.  These awards were established in 2002 by the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.  Apply on-line.

Fasken Martineau LLP Achievement in Contract Law Award
A $300 award will be presented to the Law I student with the highest grade in Contract Law.  Fasken, Martineau, DuMoulin LLP established this award in 1999.  No application required.

Fasken Martineau LLP Achievement in Law Award
A $500 award will be presented to the student who has achieved superior academic standing in the first year of Law and has demonstrated qualities of leadership and good citizenship through contribution to the community. This award was established in 1999 by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.  No application required.

Michael Fleishman Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who demonstrates a commitment to community service, fairness and social justice.  Applicants must show financial need and preference will be given to students with a disability.  This bursary was established in 2010 by friends of Michael Fleishman ’77 to honour his memory and countless contributions to government legal service.  The lead donation came from the Association of Law Officers of the Crown in memory of their colleague and friend.  This bursary is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Ron Fritz Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to the graduating student with the highest cumulative average, providing that the student has completed a minimum of two years of study at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. This award was established by Ron Fritz ‘71, the Board of Governors Gold Medalist in the Law School’s first graduating class.  No application required.

Alvin D. From Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student registered in Transfer of Land (Real Estate Transactions) with financial need.  This award was established in 1985 in memory of Alvin D. From, Q.C.  Apply on-line.

Alvin D. From Memorial Scholarship in Civil Procedure
Interest from the trust will be presented to the student standing highest in the Civil Procedure course. Alvin D. From, Q.C., was the first Master of the Supreme Court of Ontario at Windsor.  This scholarship was established by Alvin From’s friends and colleagues in 1985.  No application required.

Barbara Gesell-Ferreira Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law II student who best exemplified integrity, dedication, vitality, and extracurricular involvement during their first year as well as financial need. This award was established in memory of the accomplishments of Barbara Gesell-Ferreira who passed away during her first year of law study in 1999. Applicants must be nominated by a peer.  Apply on-line.

Alex Fraser and Eva Shumer Goldberg Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student entering Law III, on the basis of overall academic standing and contribution to the extracurricular, academic and social life of the faculty. This scholarship was established by friends of Mr. Goldberg to honour his memory.  No application required.

Gowlings Prize in Civil Trial Advocacy
A $300 prize will be presented to the student with the highest grade in Civil Trial Advocacy.  This prize was established by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.  No application required.

Gowlings Prize in Securities Regulation
A $300 prize will be presented to the student with the highest grade in Securities Regulation.  This prize was established by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.  No application required.

Graduating Law Student Prize in Access to Justice Award
A $500 prize will be presented to a student with a minimum of a 73% average, who best exemplifies a commitment to access to justice throughout his/her three years of study at Windsor Law.  The recipient must be involved in the university and/or the community at large.  Participation in equality-seeking initiatives and dedication to social justice will also be considered.  Preference will be given to student continuing on to articles or employment in a social justice setting.  This prize was established in 2010 by Professors Bill Bogart and Jasminka Kalajdzic and sponsored by Raong Phalavong '06 from 2013.  Recipients must be nominated by a professor, clinic lawyer or clinic director.  No application required.

Dr. M. Daria Haust & E. Judy Haust Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student with financial need.  Preference will be given to a female student raising a child/children while attending law school.  This bursary was established by Bill Haust ’82 to honour his mother, Daria, and his wife, Judy, on Mother’s Day 2010.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Brad Hodgson Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student that participates extensively both in student government and other extracurricular activities, demonstrates leadership, energy and commitment to the full range of law school opportunities.  A minimum GPA of 9.5 is required. This award was established in 1999 in memory of Brad Hodgson ’88, former President of the Students’ Law Society. Apply on-line.

Rodney Hull, Q.C., L.S.M. Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need who is registered in a course in Estate Law.  This Bursary was established in 2010 by Hull and Hull LLP and Charles B. Wagner ’83 in memory of, and in tribute to, Rodney Hull, Q.C., L.S.M.  This Bursary is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Ron W. Ianni Entrance Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust account will be presented to a student in Law I who has demonstrated financial need as well as a strong academic performance. Friends of Dr. Ianni established this award in 1998. This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Ron W. Ianni/University of Windsor Alumni Scholarship in Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student entering Law III who has achieved at or near top standing in Public International Law and has a demonstrated financial need. The Toronto Chapter/University of Windsor Alumni established this award in 1998.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on- line.

Igor Kaplan Memorial Award
A $1,000 award will be presented to a Law I student who has exemplified the traditions of the law in scholarship commitment and integrity. This award was established in 1981 by Aird & Berlis LLP as a memorial to the late Igor Kaplan, Q.C.  No application required.

Indigenous Law Awards
A $1,000 award will be presented to an upper year student able to demonstrate good intellectual understanding of a subject related to Indigenous issues (Aboriginal Law, Aboriginal Moot or a Supervised Research paper) and/or contribution to indigenous issues.  Academic standing may be taken into consideration.  The award was established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.  Apply on-line.

Honourable Julius Alexander Isaac Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to two Law I students of African descent, based on financial need, community service and a demonstrated promise of academic excellence.  The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers established this scholarship in 2003 to honour Julius Alexander Isaac, former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada.  Apply on-line.

Ivana Baldelli Bursary in Memory of The Honourable Justice T. David Marshall
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need and participation in the Northwest Territories clerkship program.  This bursary was established in 2010 by Ivala Baldelli ’88 in memory of the Honourable Justice T. David Marshall, who greatly influenced her career.  This bursary is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Sockley Kamin Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law III student with financial need who has shown outstanding academic achievement in both family and criminal law.  Extra-curricular involvement will be taken into consideration.  This bursary was established in 2011 by the children of Sockley Kamin in honour of their father, a Windsor lawyer who practiced from 1941 until shortly before his death in 1999, interrupted only by his service overseas as a navigator with the RCAF.  This Bursary is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Kellerman Family Bursaries
Interest from the trust will be presented to two upper year students.  One bursary will be presented to a student who demonstrates interest and achievement in Securities Law while a second bursary will be presented to a student who demonstrates interest and achievement in Municipal and/or Land Use Planning.  The successful recipients must demonstrate satisfactory academic standing and financial need.  These bursaries were established in 2007 by Jay Kellerman ’86 to honour his father Al Kellerman, formerly the City Solicitor for the City of Windsor.  These bursaries are subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Koskie & Minsky LLP Prize in Labour Arbitration
A $300 prize will be presented to the student achieving the highest grade in Labour Arbitration.  Koskie & Minsky LLP established this award in 1988.  No application required.

Justice Harry S. LaForme Entrance Bursary for Aboriginal Law Students
A $500 bursary will be presented to all Aboriginal students entering Law I upon the successful completion of the Native Law Program at the University of Saskatchewan.  This bursary was established in 2007 to recognize the appointment of Justice LaForme to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  Justice LaForme is the first Aboriginal Person appointed to an appellate court in Canada.  No application required.

Law Foundation of Ontario/Law Alumni Access to Legal Education Bursaries
Numerous $1,000 bursaries will be presented to students registered in the JD Program, to enhance their access to a legal education at the Faculty of Law.  These bursaries are based on financial need and academic achievement. The Law Foundation of Ontario and the Faculty of Law alumni established these bursaries in 2002.  Apply on-line.

Law School Alumni Bursaries
Three $400 bursaries will be presented to upper year student on the basis of financial need. An average of 67% or more is a prerequisite for consideration. These bursaries were established from the generous contributions made by the law school’s alumni towards the development of the faculty and its students. Apply on-line.

Law Society of Upper Canada Education Equity Award
A $2,000 award will be presented to an upper year student in good academic standing. Applicants must be a member of a visible minority group, an Aboriginal person, a gay or lesbian person or a person with a disability. Applicants must also exhibit financial need and demonstrate a commitment to advancing equity for disadvantaged groups in the community. LexisNexis established this award in 1994.  Apply on-line.

Laura Louise Legge, Q.C. Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student with financial need.  Academic standing may be taken into consideration.  This bursary was established in 2010 by Rosemary Legris ’78 in honour of her friend and mentor, in life and law, Laura Louise Legge, Q.C.  This Bursary is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

E. Bruce Leonard Prize
A $1,500 prize will be presented to an upper year student with the highest mark in the Windsor Law course which contains the largest component of the laws of bankruptcy and insolvency. This award was established in 2002 by the Insolvency Institute of Canada to honour E. Bruce Leonard, a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.  No application required.

Kenneth Alvin Lockett Memorial Award
A $250 award will be presented in the memory of Kenneth A. Lockett, a successful businessman, philanthropist and friend who personified the meaning of the word “friendship”. His untold acts of unconditional kindness have left his imprint of love on so many. The award is to be presented to a Law III student on the basis of financial need, service to the community and personal qualities, including adherence to high personal and ethical standards, civility, humility and generosity of spirit. Lori Marzinotto and Vassili Spyropoulos established this award in 2002 to honour Mr. Lockett’s memory.  Applicants must be nominated by a peer.  Appy on-line.

Judge Bruce J.S. MacDonald Awards in Criminal Advocacy
Interest from the trust will be presented to two students in Criminal Advocacy who exemplify the high ethical and scholarly standards required for effective Criminal Advocacy. This award was established in 1999 in memory of Don L. Fraser, an outstanding criminal lawyer. Apply on-line.

Malo Family Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law II student with superior academic standing and financial need.  This award was established in 2011 by Adele Malo ’86.  This award is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Rae Marcus Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a mature student, preferably female, entering Law I at the Faculty of Law, on the basis of academic standing and financial need. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Rae Marcus ‘85.  Apply on-line.

John McAuliffe Memorial Award
Interest from this trust will be presented to the graduating student with the highest cumulative average from the Faculty of Law. The recipient must have completed at least two full years of study at the University of Windsor. This award was established in 1999 by the Study Seminar for Financial Analysts, through Dr. Edward Rosenbaum, to honour the memory of John McAuliffe, former Vice-President Academic and Professor of Law at the University of Windsor.  No application required.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP Prize
Two $500 prizes will be presented to a Law I or II student who in the opinion of the teaching faculty, merit special recognition for academic achievement.  McCarthy Tétrault LLP established this award in 1978.  No application required.

Brian E. McIntyre, Q.C. Memorial Award in Criminal Justice
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who demonstrates commitment to and general proficiency in criminal justice. In addition, financial need and community, athletic and/or cultural activities within the university or community at large will also be considered. This award was established in 1986 by friends and colleagues in memory of Brian E. McIntyre, Q.C., and Crown Attorney in Essex County 1977- 1985. Apply on-line.

Judge Joseph P. McMahon Award in Access to Justice
Interest from the trust will be presented to the student with the highest grade in Access to Justice.  This award was established jointly by the Windsor Police Association and the Board of Commissioners of Police for the City of Windsor and made in honour of a distinguished jurist who earned the respect of the Windsor Police Force and Community of Windsor during nine years of service as member and chair of the Police Commission.  No application required.

McTague Law Firm LLP Awards
Two $500 awards will be presented.  The first award will be presented to a Law III student who has demonstrated excellence in Labour and/or Employment Law.  The second award will be presented to a Law III student who has demonstrated excellence in Business Law.  McTague Law Firm LLP established these awards in 2005.  No application required.

McTague Law Firm LLP Entrance Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student based on financial need and academic merit.  McTague Law Firm LLP established this scholarship in 2004.  This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Jennifer Mercanti Entrance Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student with financial need.  This bursary was established in 2009.  It was previously named the Class of 2000 and 2001 Entrance Bursary and renamed in 2012 by Jennifer Mercanti ’00.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Teresa Merlo Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be divided equally among students who achieve the highest standing in the third year of engineering, entering fourth year, and in the second year of law, entering third year.  This award was established in memory of Teresa Merlo by her children.  No application required.

Joseph Micallef Memorial Award in Family Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who is distinguished by conduct, has an interest in the area of Family Law and academic standing in Family Law studies.  Mousseau, DeLuca Law Firm, classmates of the late Joseph Micallef ’84 and his colleagues in the practice of Family Law established this award in his memory.  No application required.

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone LLP Award
A $300 and $200 award will be presented to students standing first and second respectively in Law III.  These awards were established by Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone LLP.  No application required.

Miller Thomson LLP Bursaries
Two $250 bursaries will be presented to upper year students on the basis of academic standing, financial need and participation in extracurricular activities of a scholastic nature.  These bursaries were established by Miller Thomson LLP established this award in 1989.  Apply on-line.

Miller Thomson LLP National Entrance Scholarship
A $2,500 scholarship will be presented to a student entering Law I.  Applicants must have had high academic achievement in their final year of undergraduate/graduate studies, financial need, extracurricular/community involvement.  Miller Thomson LLP established this scholarship in 2003. This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Justice Harry Momotiuk Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student on the basis of financial need.  This bursary was established in 2009 by Karen Momotiuk ’96 to honour the occasion of her father, Justice Harry Momotiuk’s retirement after 35 years of service to the Ontario Court of Justice.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Frank Montello Q.C. Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law II student on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to residents from Essex County.  This bursary was established to honour Frank Montello, Q.C. on the occasion of his retirement in 1999. Apply on-line.

Morris D. Baker Scholarship in Honour of Armando DeLuca
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law III student with financial need and a demonstrated academic excellence.  The recipient must also have an interest in Land Use Planning and/or Municipal Law.  The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation established this award in 2004 to honour Armando DeLuca.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

John Mountain Law Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student that demonstrates commitment to advancing equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need.  This award was established in 2011 by John Mountain ’86.  This scholarship is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.  Starts 2015/2016

Max N. Mousseau, Q.C., Memorial Award in Municipal Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to the student standing first in Municipal Law.  Armando F. DeLuca, Robert P. Hilbers, Richard A. Dinham, Douglas W. Phillips and Thomas R. Porter established this award in 1988, in memory of their partner, Max N. Mousseau, Q.C.  No application required.

Newton Rowell Scholarship
Three $2,500 scholarships will be presented to students entering Law I on the basis of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service. This scholarship was established in 1992 by the Honourable Henry N. R. Jackman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in honour of his grandfather, Newton Rowell, a public servant, lawyer and judge. No application required.

Madam Justice Mary Jo Nolan Award in Family Law
A $1,500 award will be presented to an upper year law student with financial need that is registered in the Family Law or Advanced Family Law course.  This award was established in 2014 by the friends, family and colleagues of Madam Justice Nolan to recognize the occasion of her retirement from the Ontario Court of Justice on July 31, 2014.  Apply on-line.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Award
A $5,000 award will be presented to a Law I student based on academic excellence, contribution to the academic life of the law school, and a demonstrated ability to work well with other.  This award will be used to support the recipient during his/her second year of study at Windsor Law.  This award was established by the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in 1997.  Applications are by invitation only to students with a GPA of 80% or higher.

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Prize
A $300 prize will be presented to the upper year student who submits the best paper in fulfillment of the written requirement for a seminar course or in the context of a supervised study course. The papers must be of publishable quality. They will be judged on the basis of the depth of research, organization, originality of thesis and contribution to the development of legal knowledge.  This prize was established by the firm of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.  No application required.

Gary D. Peacock Memorial Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need and academic merit.  This scholarship was established in 2008 by the partners and staff at McCague Peacock Borlack McInnis & Lloyd LLP in memory of their late partner Gary D. Peacock ’74.  This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirement.  Apply on-line.

Franco Pizzimenti Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to two Law I students on the basis of financial need, a demonstrated work ethic and service to the community.  These scholarships were established in 2005 by Frank Pizzimenti Jr. ‘85 to honour his father’s memory.  Applicants must also submit a Personal Statement to the Associate Dean’s Office. This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

John H. Rodd, K.C., Award in Legal Profession
A $300 award will be presented to the student with the highest grade in Legal Profession.  This award was established in 1979 by John Whiteside.  No application required.

E. Lindsay Rogin Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a law student who has demonstrated outstanding feminist contribution and/or achievement, and financial need.  This award was established by the Honourable Justice Steven Rogin ’71 and his daughters Jillian Rogin ’08 and Whitney Rogin in honour of E. Lindsay Rogin.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Harold John Ross Memorial Entrance Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student based on financial need.  Academic standing may be taken into consideration.   This award was established in 2003 by Nancy Ross ’05 and dedicated to her husband, Harold, after his passing in 2005.  Harold was a wonderful man who supported and admired Windsor Law.   This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Mary Anne Sanderson Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need who has shown outstanding ability in advocacy. The award was established by the law firm of Lerner & Associates LLP, to honour its partner, Mary Anne Sanderson ‘74, a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, on her call to the Bench of the Ontario Court (General Division). This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Saul Pazner & Nathan Cheifetz Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student registered in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program with financial need.  This scholarship was established in 2009 by Stephen Cheifetz ’80 and Barbara Pazner Cheifetz in memory of their fathers Saul Pazner and Nathan Cheifetz.  This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Seymour Howard Schott Memorial Bursary
A $1,000 bursary will be presented to a law student in good standing based on financial need. This bursary was established in 2002.  Apply on-line.

Scotiabank Awards
Two $500 awards will be presented to upper year students. One prize will be presented to the student achieving the highest standing in the course related to Trusts, and the other prize will be presented to the student achieving the highest standing in the course related to Wills.  No application required.

Naudia Marina Seebaran Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law II student who participates in the life of the law school by way of their involvement in at least three clubs/societies/clinics. A satisfactory average and financial need are prerequisites for consideration. Naudia passed away during her third year of law school after a courageous battle with cancer. She lit up the law school with her beautiful smile and love for life. Naudia was passionate about the law school and was involved in many clubs. Family and friends of Naudia Seebaran established this award in 2002.  Apply on-line.

Samia Rose Shaheen Memorial Award in Legal Writing
Interest from the trust will be presented to the Law I student team achieving the highest mark on the first year moot Factum.  One award will be given for each legal writing instructor.  This award was established in memory of Samia Rose Shaheen ‘98, who died in Miami, Florida after a brief illness.  No application required.

Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour, Employment and Administrative Law
A $500 prize will be presented to Law II student achieving academic excellence in the following areas of study: labour law, employment law and administrative law.  This prize was established by Sherrard Kuzz LLP in 2002.  No application required.

Michael Steinmetz Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to the graduating student who has exemplified the Access to Justice tradition of the Faculty of Law by overcoming personal disadvantages in the achievement of a legal education. This award was established in 1989 by the estate of Michael Steinmetz ‘81.  No application required.

Stephen C. Roberts Award in Memory of Benjamin H. Yuffy
A $500 award will be presented to an upper year Canadian & American Dual JD Program student on the basis of financial need as well as demonstrated characteristics such as compassion, family values, a sense of humour, integrity, professional conduct and a commitment to helping others. Stephen Roberts ’80 established this award in 1994 to honour the late Benjamin H. Yuffy. Apply on- line.

Stitt Feld Handy Group Award in Access to Justice
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student in the Access to Justice course, who demonstrates financial need. This award was established by Stitt Feld Handy Group in 1997.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Sutts Strosberg LLP Award in Labour Law
Two $150 awards will be presented to the students with the highest grade in Labour Law.  This award was established by Sutts Strosberg LLP in 1973.  No application required.

Student Leadership Bursaries
A $500 bursary will be presented to each member of the Students’ Law Society executive.  These Bursaries were established in 2010 by Windsor Law and Windsor Law Alumni.  No application required.

Heather Lynne Swift Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need. The recipient must also demonstrate a combination of academic achievement and athletic involvement with preference given to students on a Windsor Lancer team.  This award was established in 2004 by Heather’s family and friends.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Honourable Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award
A $500 award will be presented to a student entering Law II or Law III who has demonstrated those qualities for which Justice Walter S. Tarnopolsky, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, was known and esteemed, namely respect for and commitment to equality and human rights, service to the community, civility and generosity of spirit. This award was established by the Class of 1971.  Apply on-line.

Jean Teillet Award in Access to Justice
A $1,500 award will be presented to a Law I student who has demonstrated a commitment to the ideals of access to justice through superior performance in the Access to Justice course including meaningful participation in the small group sessions.  Personal or professional experience demonstrating a commitment to the ideals of Access to Justice may also be taking into consideration.  This Award was established in 2007 to honour Jean Teillet a regular contributor to the Access to Justice course and one of Canada’s leading human rights lawyers.  Ms. Teillet was a professional dancer who transferred her artistic discipline and commitment to the study of law, Métis and Aboriginal rights advocacy, and constitutional litigation.  No application required.

Torkin Manes LLP Award
A $1,000 award will be presented to the upper year student distinguished by combined academic achievement and service to the community. The names of recipients are to be placed upon a permanent plaque to commemorate their achievement. Apply on-line.

J.S.D. Tory Writing Awards
Two $500 prizes will be presented to the law students who have contributed the best articles for publication in the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.  This award was established by Torys LLP in 1989.  These awards are administered by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.

University of Windsor Law Entrance Award
Four $500 awards will be presented to students entering Law I with superior admissions qualifications. No application required.

Robert J. Van Kessel Memorial Writing Prize
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student.  Applicants must submit a 2500 (minimum) word paper on either a Commercial Litigation or Corporate Litigation topic.  Submissions must be received by the Associate Dean’s Office no later than January 30th.  Representatives of the donor will review all eligible submissions and recommend winner.  This Prize was established in 2014 by friends, family and colleagues of the late Robert J. Van Kessel ’87.

Paul Vesa Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student who best exemplifies Paul’s tremendous love of life, community involvement and deep commitment to the administration of justice.  Applicants must also show financial need.  This bursary was established in 2008 by the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association and the Canadian Association of Crown Counsel in memory of their colleague and friend, Paul Vesa ’81.  This bursary is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Rose Voyvodic Memorial Award for Student Involvement in Legal Assistance of Windsor
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student registered in the Legal Assistance of Windsor program.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and scholastic achievement.  This Award was established by Allan Vinni ’00 in memory of Professor Rose Voyvodic ’82 who at the time of her death was the Academic Director to Legal Assistance of Windsor.  This Award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Rose Voyvodic Memorial Bursary
Interest from the trust will be presented to two upper year students who exhibits a commitment to social justice and the cause of the disadvantaged.  Financial need will be taken into consideration.  This bursary was established in 2007 in memory of Professor Rose Voyvodic, class of 1982, who dedicated her career to the pursuit of social justice and to the Faculty of Law’s clinical programs.  This bursary is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Dorothy Waddicor Memorial Award in Dispute Resolution
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student in the Dispute Resolution course that demonstrates financial need.  This award was established by Stitt Feld Handy Group in 1995.  The award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Dorothy Waddicor Memorial Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a student in the JD Program who has a satisfactory academic standing and demonstrates financial need. This award was established by Stitt Feld Handy Group and friends of Dorothy Waddicor in 2002.  Apply on-line.

Michael A. Wadsworth, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law I student based on financial need, academic standing and involvement in sports.  This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Stitt Feld Handy Group in memory of Michael A. Wadsworth, Q.C. This award is subject to OSOTF requirements. Apply on-line.

Joel Wargon Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to the law student that achieves the highest grade in Immigration Law and Procedure. This award was established in 1997 by friends and family of Joel Wargon ‘97.  No application required.

Waterloo Region Law Association Entrance Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship will be presented to a student entering the JD Program based on academic excellence, financial need, extra-curricular involvement and/or volunteer work.  Preference will be given to students with a connection to the Region of Waterloo.  This award was established in 2005.  Apply on-line.

Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traore Leadership Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year law student with financial need.  The successful recipient will also exhibit leadership qualities and have demonstrated involvement in the Black community, First Nations community, University community, and/or the community at large.  This Scholarship was conceived of in 2003 and created in 2010 by friends of Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traore, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.  This Scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Sharon White-Ducharme Memorial Award
Interest from the trust will be presented to a female student with financial need who has shown a commitment to the community with preference given to students interested in child and family law.  Family and friends of Sharon White-Ducharme ’90 established this award in 2004.  This award is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Dr. John W. Whiteside – McTague Law Firm LLP Scholarship
Interest from the trust will be presented to a Law III student with financial need and displays a high degree of ethical and professional standards.  Preference will be given to applicants with an articling position in Windsor or Essex County.  This scholarship was established in 2010 by McTague Law Firm in memory of Dr. John W. Whiteside, OOnt, L.S.M.  Dr. Whiteside was a veteran who served in The Queen’s Navy and a partner with McTague Law Firm.  He participated in the development of Assumption University of Windsor and served on the University’s Board of Governors.  He was a professor in the University of Windsor Law School and served as Associate Dean.  Dr. Whiteside was past chair of the Windsor Police Commission.  He was awarded the Order of Ontario, a honourary Doctor of Civil Law and was the recipient of the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal.  In addition to applying on-line, applicants must submit a letter from their law firm confirming their articling position.  This scholarship is subject to OSOTF requirements.  Apply on-line.

Dr. John Whiteside Prize in Professional Ethics and Conduct
Interest from the trust will be presented to the student who, in the eyes of his/her colleagues, exemplifies characteristics of integrity, competence and professional conduct in academic and extracurricular activities. Recipients must show an interest in and commitment to the ideals of professionalism expected of lawyers in their obligations to the community, courts, clients, the profession, other lawyers and themselves. This prize was established in 1982 by a group of Queen’s Counsels in the Essex County Law Association.  No application required.

Whiteside Awards
Six graduating students receive a plaque in recognition for their contribution to the law school, the legal profession and the community at large. Also taken into consideration are their service to society, commitment to the provision of services that enhance the quality of life and access to justice. The Students’ Law Society established this award in 1980 upon the retirement of Professor John Whiteside. This award is administered by the Students’ Law Society.

Frank W. Wilson and Marion Claire Wilson Memorial Scholarship in Constitutional Law
Interest from the trust will be presented to an upper year student with the highest standing in those subjects falling in the constitutional law area (e.g., Constitutional Law, Canadian Federalism, Civil Liberties). In order to be eligible, a student must have completed at least one senior-level constitutional law course and preference will be given to students who have enrolled in the largest number of senior level courses. This scholarship was established in 1988 in memory of Frank W. Wilson and Marion Claire Wilson.  No application required.

Windsor Law Aboriginal Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be presented to each student upon the completion of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan.  This scholarship is renewable for each year of study at Windsor Law.  This scholarship was established in 2014 by Windsor Law. * Starts in Sepember 2014

Windsor Law Book Bursary
Bursaries will be presented to law students with financial need.  Applicants GPA may be taken into consideration.  Thsi bursary was established in 2013 by Windsor Law Alumni.  Apply on-line.

Windsor Law Class of 1981 Scholarship
Interest from trust will be presented to an upper year student with financial need and a demonstrated contribution to the life of the law school.  The recipient must have a minimum of a 73% average.  This Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Class of 1981in honour of their 30th Reunion.  This scholarship is subject to OTSS requirements.  Apply on-line.

Windsor Law LGBT Award
A $500 award will be presented to a law student that demonstrates commitment to advancing equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need.  This award was established in 2011 by John Mountain ’86.  This award will be funded until 2014 when it will be replaced by the Windsor Law LGBT Scholarship.  Apply on-line.

Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Prize
A $200 prize will be presented to the student registered with any faculty at the University of Windsor submitting the best article for publication in the Review. Selection is to be made by the editors of the Review. This prize was established by John McLaren, former dean of the Faculty of Law.  This award is administered by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.

Windsor University Faculty Association Scholarship Fund
Ten entrance scholarships valued at $1,200 each, to be presented - one for each undergraduate Faculty and one 'at large'.  Eligible students must be residents of Essex, Kent or Lambton counties, who have not received a concurrent award greater than $2000.  Candidates entering First Year University must have an average of at least 80%; candidates entering the Faculties of Law and Education must have an "A" average.  No application required.

ZSA and National Post Award in Honour of Lorraine Shalhoub
Interest from the trust will support two awards for students registered in the Canadian & American Dual JD Program.  The first award will be presented to an upper year student that demonstrates academic and service excellence through innovative ideas, taking a collaborative approach to issues and who is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of integrity, competence and professional conduct in academic and extra-curricular activities.  Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated an interest in business or corporate law.  The second award will be presented to an upper year student who exhibits the same characteristics as the first award but also demonstrates financial need in accordance with OTSS requirements.  This award was established in 2010 by the National Post and ZSA in honour of Lorraine Shalhoub ’86 upon her being named Canadian General Counsel of the Year.  Apply on-line.

Zuber Moot Factum Award
One prize donated by CCH Canada Limited (the Canadian Family Law Guide) and one prize donated by Canada Law Book Limited (a $100 book prize) are presented  to the students who have submitted the best written factum in the Zuber Moot Court Competition held in November.  This award is administered by the Students’ Law Society.

Thomas Zuber Mooting Trophy and PrizesA trophy and prizes will be presented to four students achieving the best performance in the senior mooting competition, the Zuber Moot Court Competition. This award is administered by the Students’ Law Society.