The James H. Bocking Memorial Award

The James H. Bocking Memorial Award was established by the CBA Competition Law Section (the "Section") in memory of the late James H. Bocking (1947-1999), former Assistant Deputy Director of Investigation and Research at the Competition Bureau, to recognize his contribution to Canadian competition law and policy during many years as an official of the Bureau.

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Criteria & Eligibility

The award is presented annually for the best scholarly paper submitted to the Section on a subject directly relating to Canadian competition law or policy. The papers should specifically address competition law and policy, rather than a more general law or economics topic. All full time students or lawyers within three years of their call to the Bar as of June 30, 2017, are eligible to enter. Only one award will be granted to the chosen paper, regardless of the number of authors, and all authors must meet the above eligibility criteria.

Submission and Selection Process

  • Papers must be submitted with a completed application form.
  • The author's name should not appear on the paper itself, but should instead be submitted under separate cover letter setting forth the author's full name, address, school or employer, daytime telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.
  • The paper should be a maximum of 40 pages, double spaced, in length.
  • Submissions may be sent by mail, fax, or email.
  • The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018. Any entries received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The recipient of the award will be selected by a jury.

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Contact:

Augusta Acquah
Liaison Officer - CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
500-865 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5S8
Phone: (613) 237-2925 ext. 143 or
Toll Free: (800) 267-8860
E-mail: cbacompetitionlaw@cba.org

Deadline for submissions

June 30, 2018

The James H. Bocking Memorial Fund

The award is made possible by the James H. Bocking Memorial Fund established by the Section and consisting of contributions from family, friends, colleagues, law firms, business organizations and government agencies. The fund is used exclusively for the purpose of financing the award and incidental expenses relating thereto.

Award

The award consists of a monetary prize of $2,500, as well as a complimentary registration for the Section's Annual Fall Conference at which time the award will be presented. The Section pays travel and accommodation expenses (within reason) incurred by the recipient (or by one of the recipients in the case of a joint paper) in connection with his or her participation in the Conference at which the award is presented.

Past Winners

  • 2017 - Corinne Xu (Toronto, ON)
  • 2015 - Duy D. Pham (Washington, DC)
  • 2014 - David M. Feldman (Toronto, ON)
  • 2013 - Thomas Mathews (Québec, QC)
  • 2012 - Grant Bishop (Toronto, ON)
  • 2011 - Daniel Michaels (Toronto, ON)
  • 2010 - Aaron Levenstadt (Toronto, ON) and Robert Mysicka (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2009 - Brian Donnelly (Toronto, ON)
  • 2008 - Paul-Erik Veel (Toronto, ON)
  • 2006 - Katherine Rivington (Toronto, ON)
  • 2005 - Alex Cameron (Ottawa, ON) and Robert Tomkowicz (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2003 - Ryan Morris (Toronto, ON)
  • 2001 and  2002 - Christophe Masse (Outremont, QC)
  • 2000 - Arlan Gates (Toronto, ON)