The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History administers
two awards. The deadline for each of these awards for 2021 is May 31,
2021. The details follow.
Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Legal History
The R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Legal History was created in 2007, on
the occasion of the retirement as Chief Justice of Ontario of the Hon. R.
Roy McMurtry. It honours the contribution to Canadian legal history of
Roy McMurtry, Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Ontario, founder of
the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and for many years the
The fellowship of $16,000 is to support graduate (preferably doctoral)
students or those with a recently completed doctorate, to conduct
research in Canadian legal history, for one year. Scholars working on any
topic in the field of Canadian legal history are eligible. Applicants
should be in a graduate programme at an Ontario University or, if they
have a completed doctorate, be affiliated with an Ontario University.
The fellowship may be held concurrently with other awards for graduate
study. Eligibility is not limited to history and law programmes; persons
in cognate disciplines such as criminology or political science may
apply, provided the subject of the research they will conduct as a
McMurtry fellow is Canadian legal history. The selection committee may
take financial need into consideration. Applications will be assessed by
a committee appointed by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Those interested in the 2021-2022 fellowship should apply
by sending a full c.v. and a statement of the research they would conduct
as a McMurtry fellow to Amanda Campbell, McMurtry Fellowship Selection
Committee, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, Osgoode Hall, 130
Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2N6, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.
Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History
The Peter Oliver Prize in Canadian Legal History was established by the
Society in 2006 in honour of Professor Peter Oliver, the Society's
founding editor-in-chief. The prize is awarded annually for published
work (journal article, book chapter, book) in Canadian legal history
written by a student.
Students in any discipline at any stage of their careers are eligible.
The Society takes a broad view of legal history, one that includes work
in socio-legal history, legal culture, etc., as well as work on the
history of legal institutions, legal personnel, and substantive law.
Students may self-nominate their published work, and faculty members are
also encouraged to nominate student work of which they are aware. Those
nominating their own work should send a copy of it to the Society.
The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Prize, to be awarded for work
published in 2020, is May 31, 2021.
Please send nominations to Amanda Campbell, Osgoode Society for Canadian
Legal History, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2N6, or
Editor-in-Chief, The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History