Edward Barry McDougall Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Law

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This scholarship was established in memory of Barry McDougall, BA, LLB, by his family to enable one Polish law graduate per year to travel to Canada to earn a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Common and Civil Law at the University of Ottawa.  An expert in energy law, Barry McDougall dedicated a great deal of his professional and personal life toward making Canadian law accessible to people in Eastern and Central Europe.

Number of Annual Awards

One (commencing in September)

Value of Award

  • travel costs;
  • full tuition;
  • health insurance;
  • accommodations and meals;
  • books;
  • miscellaneous expenses.

Level of Scholarship

Graduate Level (LL.M. degree in Common and Civil Law)

Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant must:

  1. be admitted as a full-time student to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa;
  2. hold a Magister in Law from a university in Poland before beginning studies at the University of Ottawa and have a minimum average of B (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study; 
  3. be fluent in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS or CANTEST);
  4. submit a proposal detailing the research that he or she will undertake during his or her program at the University of Ottawa. 

Application Procedure

Before applying to the scholarship, applicants must submit a complete application for admission to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa by March 1, 2015.  Visit llmphd.uottawa.ca for more information.

Scholarship applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applicants will require a uOttawa Infoweb account to access Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Infoweb login information will be provided to applicants once they complete their application for admission.

Scholarship applications made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries should include: 

  1. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
  2. the applicant’s research proposal (max. 5 pages);
  3. one letter of support from an academic source;
  4. a personal statement of why you are applying.

Note: The Faculty of Law will take the applicant’s official transcripts covering all previous university studies and English or French proficiency test scores from their admission file.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2015

Applications and Information

For more information on the admissions process or the scholarship application procedure, please contact Ms. Florence Downing at llmphd@uottawa.ca.  

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