Ottawa, August 10, 2020 - Students in the French Common Law Certificate Program at the University of Ottawa now have access to ten bursaries worth $3,000 each. The bursaries have been made available through a new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program, administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The CCLF offers law students the unique opportunity to obtain a French Common Law Certificate from the University of Ottawa as part of their JD at the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Calgary.
According to Professor Caroline Magnan, Director of the CCLF, "This robust scholarship program is important, as it will encourage even more bilingual students to take courses in common law in French, thereby allowing them to gain access to jobs across Canada where bilingualism is important or even essential, and enabling them help improve access to justice in both official languages."
“The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan has been proud to partner with the University of Ottawa since 2016 to offer the CCLF to our JD students. We applaud the announcement of these new bursaries and hope it encourages all bilingual students to consider this unique learning opportunity which can ultimately lead to enhanced career opportunities,” said Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law at USask.
“This is thrilling news,” said Ian Holloway, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. “The partnership we enjoy with the University of Ottawa is extremely important. It represents a truly Canadian approach to legal education, and these scholarships will help make this program more accessible to our students.”
To apply and view the eligibility criteria, please see the online form here .
About the ACUFC
The Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) brings together 22 colleges and universities of the Canadian Francophonie. Our vision: increase access to postsecondary education in French, thus creating an effective continuum of French-language education, from early childhood to postsecondary studies.
Audrey LaBrie, Project Manager
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section