Edward Barry McDougall Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Law

Edward “Barry” McDougall was an expert in energy law and served as a volunteer board member with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) promoting the Association’s Eastern and Central European legal programs to young lawyers. Barry and his wife, Anne, travelled with the CBA professional development team to Eastern Europe each summer. Each September when they returned home, they would host all the interns. The McDougall’s grew close to many of the young interns and would invite them and their families into their home to celebrate special events and holidays. These relationships often continued after the families had returned to Eastern Europe.

After a six year battle with cancer, Barry passed away in 1999. In 2000, Anne McDougall, and their three children—Drew, Catherine and Elizabeth—decided to establish the Edward Barry McDougall Memorial Scholarship at the University of Ottawa to celebrate his extraordinary accomplishments and to continue sharing his deep passion for teaching young Polish lawyers the intricacies of Canadian law.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be admitted as a full-time student to the LL.M. program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa;
  2. hold a Magister in Law from a university in Poland before beginning studies at the University of Ottawa and have a minimum average of B (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study;
  3. be fluent in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency; and
  4. submit a proposal detailing the research that they will undertake during their program at the University of Ottawa

Note: The awarding of the scholarship is conditional to meeting all the criteria listed above. The recipient is expected to remain at the University of Ottawa for a full year (fall, winter and summer semesters). Should they discontinue their studies at the University of Ottawa before the end of the year, all future installments of the scholarship will be suspended.

Value of Award

$40,000, which is disbursed for travel costs, tuition, books, health insurance, accommodations and meals and some miscellaneous.

Number of Annual Awards


Frequency of the award:


Level of Scholarship

Graduate (LL.M. at the University of Ottawa)

Application Procedure

Before applying to the scholarship, applicants must submit, by March 1, a complete application for admission to the LL.M. program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. Visit llmphd.uottawa.ca for more information.

Once the application for admission is complete, the application to the scholarship must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries. Applicants will require a University of Ottawa Infoweb account to access Online Scholarships and Bursaries. Infoweb login information will be provided to applicants as they complete their application for admission.

The scholarship application should include:

  1. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
  2. the applicant’s research proposal (max. 5 pages);
  3. one letter of support from an academic source; and
  4. a personal statement from the applicant detailing why he/she is applying to the scholarship.

 Note: The Faculty of Law will take the applicant’s official transcripts covering all previous university studies and English or French proficiency test scores from their admission file.

Application Deadline

March 1

Application Contact

For more information on the admissions process or the scholarship application procedure, please contact the Graduate Studies in Law office at: llmphd@uottawa.ca

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