CBA Health Law Student Essay Contest

  • May 30, 2017

The CBA Health Law Section has established a law student essay contest related to general topics in Canadian health law. The objectives of the competition are to promote and reward interest in health law topics in Canadian law schools and to promote participation by law students in the Section.

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CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY

An award is presented annually for the best scholarly paper or article received by the submission date on a subject relating to Canadian health law. All full-time university students currently enrolled at a Canadian law school at either an undergraduate or graduate level are eligible to enter.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Papers must be at least 12 pages and no more than 30 pages in length, including references.
  • Papers must be double spaced using Times New Roman, font size 12.
  • Papers must address a theme of significance in Canadian health law or justice, public policy or public affairs related to same.
  • Papers must be appropriately referenced; all referencing methods in the legal field will be accepted.
  • Papers may be written in English or French.
  • Papers must be researched and written by one author. Papers must be the author’s own original, unpublished work.
  • Papers that are submitted for a law school course are eligible.
  • Papers must be submitted with a separate cover page with author name and identifying information. The author’s name and identifying information must not appear on the paper itself.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2018. Any entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

PLAGIARISM POLICY

Submissions must not infringe the intellectual property rights of others, and must not plagiarize another’s work. Plagiarism is deliberately presenting the ideas, expression of ideas, or work of others as one’s own. Plagiarism includes reproducing or paraphrasing portions of someone else’s published or unpublished material, regardless of the source, and presenting these as one’s own without proper citation or reference to the original source. The CBA reserves the right to assess all submissions for content that potentially infringes on or plagiarizes the work of another, and will disqualify any candidate that submits such content.

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Contact:

Crystal Lam
Liaison Officer - CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
Phone: (613) 237-2925 x 133 or
Toll Free: (800) 267-8860
E-mail: CBAHealthLaw@cba.org

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Papers will be evaluated by a jury of 3-5 members appointed by the CBA Heath Law Section Executive. Papers will be reviewed for quality of content, impact and readability.
  • Papers will be rejected if they fail to adhere to any of the submission guidelines.
  • All submissions will be acknowledged and all candidates will receive notification of contest results.

AWARD

  • The CBA Health Law Section gratefully acknowledges the support of the competition sponsor, Carbert Waite LLP – Calgary, Alta.
  • During the Section’s biennial PD conference, the award consists of a cash prize of $500, a complimentary registration to the PD conference (valued at up to $355.00), the presentation of an award certificate at the PD conference, and posting of the winner’s paper on the CBA Health Law Section webpage.
  • During the Section’s non-conference year, the award consists of a cash prize of $500, an award certificate (both of which will be mailed to the winner), and posting of the winner’s paper on the CBA Health Law Section webpage.

AWARD WINNER