Construction and Infrastructure – The Atrium Law Student Essay Contest

The Construction and Infrastructure Law Section has established a law school essay competition related to general topics in Canadian construction and infrastructure law. The objectives of the competition are to promote and reward interest in construction and infrastructure law topics in Canadian law schools, and to promote participation by Canadian law students in Construction and Infrastructure Law Section activities.

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Criteria & Eligibility

Submission & Selection Process

Papers must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Papers must be 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 the field of Canadian construction and infrastructure law, public policy, or public affairs related to Canadian construction and infrastructure law affairs.
  • Papers must be appropriately referenced; all commonly used referencing methods in the legal field will be accepted.
  • Papers may be written in English or in 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 Papers must be the author's own original, unpublished work.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. 
  • The author's names must not appear on the paper itself, but must be sent under separate cover.
  • A short abstract (max 150 words) and author biography (max 150 words) must also be submitted. 
  • The recipient of the award will be selected by a Section-appointed jury.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2019

Any entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

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Contact

Paul Glover
Liaison Officer - CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
Phone: (613) 237-2925, ext. 159
Toll Free: (800) 267-8860
E-mail: cbaconstructionlaw@cba.org

Award

  • 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 National Construction and Infrastructure 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 National Construction and Infrastructure Law Section webpage.