Home Accessibility    Home    Branches    Join/Renew    CBA PracticeLink    Contact    Français       

CBA.org Home
About Advocacy Events Interest Areas
Membership Prof. Develop. Publications Public/Media Member Resources
NEERLS Law School Essay Contest
NEERLS Law School Essay Contest
Back to Awards

The Law School Essay Contest has been established by the CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section (NEERLS) of the Canadian Bar Association to promote and reward interest in environmental, energy and resources law topics in Canadian law schools



The David Estrin Prize

This award has been established in honour of David Estrin, a pioneer of environmental law in Canada. Mr. Estrin’s 30-year career spans the evolution of environmental law in Canada. A founding member of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, he has advised government agencies, corporations and institutions, assisted in policy development and drafting of legislation in Ontario, Alberta and Canada, and appeared before provincial and federal courts. A partner at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, he has written six books, including the definitive text Business Guide to Environmental Law, and taught in management programs and universities (Waterloo, Western, Ottawa, York, Ryerson and Humber College).

The prize is donated by the CBA NEERLS’ Law School Essay Contest – David Estrin Prize Fund.  The David Estrin Prize is supported by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP as Foundation Sponsor, and by members of the environmental, energy and natural resources law community.

The David Estrin Prize, consists of a monetary prize of $500 as well as paid registration, airfare, and accommodations for NEERLS’ Annual PD Conference where the prize will be presented. The winning essay will be published in NEERLS' electronic newsletter, Eco-bulletin.

Criteria and Eligibility

Papers must be submitted with a completed application form.

The prize is presented annually for the best scholarly paper submitted to the Section on a subject directly related to environmental, energy or resources law in Canada.

Authors must be registered and attending the faculty of law of a Canadian university as of February 29, 2016.

Only papers with one author will be accepted.

Submission and Selection Process

Please consult our Guidelines for Authors.

All papers must be received by CBA no later than February 29, 2016. The Executive of NEERLS will select a jury of three or more persons to evaluate essays submitted and to select the best scholarly essay.



Guidelines for Authors (.pdf)


Deadline for Applications:

February 29, 2016Contact


Jennifer McKenzie
Liaison Officer,
CBA Sections & Forums
Canadian Bar Association

  Copyright © The Canadian Bar Association Privacy Policy    Terms of Use & Disclaimer