Pace Law Firm Scholarship

At Pace Law Firm we know that the legal system relies on the brightest legal minds, bringing ideas that
will improve the quality of justice and justice delivery. Fresh thinking is essential to inclusive and
tolerant laws, and the evolution of a world class system of personal injury laws. It is our aim with the annual Pace Law
Firm Scholarship to encourage the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

We have been strong proponents that justice must be available to everyone, not just to those who can
pay for it. The same is true for legal education. Financial status is not a determinant of intellectual
ability. For that reason we are awarding one student $1000 for bringing a fresh perspective to the
problems personal injury law firms face today. Our hope: one day these students will go on to make a real and tangible
difference in the lives of others and shape the future of society.

The Pace Law Firm Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, aptitude and an appreciation for
how laws interact with real world scenarios. Reading law at university and understanding a practical
application are equally important, but different disciplines. Still in their early stages of education, we are
looking for students who are showing promise on both these fronts.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in any law program or post-secondary legal program
beginning Fall 2017 or later. The application will be judged for their academic excellence, initiative, real
world impact and the ability to express ideas.

Applications are to be sent to

Scholarship: $1000 for one student

Conditions for eligibility: Students must be citizens of Canada or the United States of America; those with permanent resident status in Canada or the USA can also apply. Students must be enrolled in a law program that commenced Fall 2017 or later.

Criteria: Applications will be judged on the basis of academic performance, participation in moot courts, initiative in legal aid programs and on the basis of a 2000 word essay.

Application form: Please fill out the form below. All fields are mandatory. Incorrect information or insufficient information can result in the application not being considered.

Topic: Does the deductible in injury lawsuits deny justice for victims?

Essay: The 2000 word essay is prerequisite for consideration in the scholarship. Applicants are free to consider topics related to legal developments, jurisprudence or other practical considerations for lawyers within the bounds of the topic provided. Ideas must be substantiated with relevant decisions and statutory provisions. Submissions will be evaluated by practicing personal injury lawyers.

Transcript: Please provide your most recent transcripts. If you have received transcripts for your law program, these must be included as well.

Proof of residence: A certified copy of ID showing your citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada or the United States must be included with your application.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted till 30 November 2019. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Announcement: The winners of the scholarship will be announced once all applications have been assessed by the judging panel. Awardees will be informed no later than 1 February 2020.

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