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NEERLS Law School Essay Contest
NEERLS Law School Essay Contest
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The Law School Essay Contest has been established by the National 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

 

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Details

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 CLE Conference where the prize will be presented. The winning essay will be published in NEERLS' electronic newsletter, Eco-bulletin.

Criteria and Eligibility

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 28, 2014.

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 28, 2014. The Executive of NEERLS will select a jury of three or more persons to evaluate essays submitted and to select the best scholarly essay.

 

Application
Application

Guidelines for Authors (.pdf)

Deadline
Deadline

Deadline for Applications:

February 28, 2014Contact

Contact

Jennifer McKenzie
Liaison Officer,
National Sections & Conferences
Canadian Bar Association
jenniferm@cba.org

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