About the Law Foundation
The Law Foundation, established in February, 1980, provides grants to advance public understanding of the law and access to legal services.
Grants for Legal Objectives
The Law Foundation provides grants for the following objectives:(a) legal education and legal research;
(b) law reform;
(c) assist in funding the Legal Aid Commission as established under the Legal Aid Act;
(d) establishment, operation and maintenance of a legal referral service for the residents of the province;
(e) establishment, operation and maintenance of law libraries; and,
(f) provision of scholarships for studies in matters relevant to law.
Any organization or individual can apply by completing an application form with prescribed guidelines, provided the project is law-related and falls within the statutory objects.
The following are among the many programs which are sponsored by the Law Foundation:
High School Legal Essay Annual Competition for students. The students' school libraries also receive matching cash prizes for legal research materials and resources;
Legal Research Awards for Students of Memorial University. An additional award is provided to Queen Elizabeth II Library for legal research materials and resources; and,
Scholarships tenable at Canadian Law Schools.
Updated July, 2005, March 2011.