Thursday, August 29, 2019

Private Law faculty at U of T Law
Private Law faculty at U of T Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the establishment of the Private Law Writing Prize.

The University of Toronto is widely acknowledged as among the world's leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of private law.  It is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage of private legal relations from diverse theoretical perspectives.

The Private Law Writing Prize is awarded for the best student paper on a topic in private law. The competition is open to J.D. students currently enrolled at the University of Toronto. The prize will be awarded usually at the end of the academic year in May. Prize-winning papers will be published on the U of T Law’s law and philosophy webpage. Prize-winning papers will also be awarded an honorarium of $250.

To be eligible for consideration, the paper must be written during the current academic year in conjunction with a course or directed research project at the Faculty of Law.  Students should include a brief abstract along with he paper. Papers must not exceed 30 pages, double-spaced (Times New Roman, 12 point font). Papers must be submitted to Larissa Katz at by April 24, 2020.