Our grants support and encourage legal writing that is of value to Canadian lawyers, notaries and judges in their day-to-day work in the law and in the administration of justice. Although most research grants are for $5,000, we award at least two grants of $10,000 each year.
- 1Research and writing that emphasizes the statement of existing rules of law, which is often called doctrinal research.
- 2Research that relates to the workings of the legal system.
- 3Research that relates to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics, and their relationship to rules of law.
- Criminal law
- Evidence and procedure
- Contracts (including general law of obligations)
- Constitutional (including equality)
- Administrative law (including political systems)
- Family law (including social status)
- Courts and administration of justice (including general review of cases)