Every year, a variety of organizations offer significant awards to students for writing essays on legal issues.

The external awards are advertised in Headnotes as they are announced, but they are also gathered together on this web page for convenient reference.

The awards are provided in the format in which they were received (PDF, Word, HTML). For more information about any award, contact Cathy Alzner at cathy.alzner@utoronto.ca (unless another contact person is provided).

NOTE: deadlines for these contests vary widely. Contests are kept in this list for reference after expiry because they may be repeated in future years.

External Prizes

(Some links may require login to e.Legal)

Internal Prizes

The Faculty of Law also awards several internal prizes for writing.

Note: these prizes are awarded based on nominations from faculty, with the exception of the private law prize. There is no application process.

(See also the Prizes and Awards page)