Funded opportunities

The Peter A. Allard School of Law offers students the opportunity to extend their education outside of the classroom through participation in internships, conferences and other enrichment opportunities. In addition to the information below, students should also review opportunities posted on the Law Career Services job posting site.

George F. Curtis Fund to Attend Student Conferences

The George F. Curtis Student Endowment Fund was created to honour the law school founding dean’s outstanding contribution to legal education in British Columbia. Income generated by the fund is used to partially fund conferences organized by JD law students and to help JD law students attend academic events related to their studies.

A call for applications is solicited twice an academic year (generally in October and January).

Please note that because the Curtis Fund is small, we are not usually able to provide full funding. If possible, students should demonstrate that they can obtain the remainder of the conference costs from other sources. Most students that receive funding will only receive in the range of ~$50-$300 that may be applied against any conference fee, accommodation or travel expenses. Please note that certain expenses will not be covered including food, membership fees and parking.

This fund is not available for participation in moots or other competitive events.  Students who wish to enter such an event as an Allard School of Law entrant should contact the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

Requests from students who are presenting a paper or poster, or actively participating in a conference, will be prioritised when weighing applications.

Application Information (Applications are due Friday, October 18, 2019 at noon)

Dean’s Public Interest Fellowship

JD students participating in international or domestic public interest fellowships sponsored by non-profit or governmental organizations who receive no more than incidental or nominal compensation from that organization are eligible to apply for financial support from the law school for up to $2,000 per student. Applications are solicited in term 2 each year.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter written by the student describing the public interest program and how it connects to the student's educational program.
  2. A sponsorship letter from the non-profit or governmental organization indicating that the student has been selected to participate in a public interest program and describing the funding/compensation offered to the student.
  3. A budget estimating the costs associated with participating in the public interest fellowship and any other possible sources of financial support
Application Information for Summer 2018
  • Application Information posted on the CSO Symplicity site. Applications are due March 15, 2018
  • Questions: Contact Tracy Wachmann, Public Interest Coordinator