Three Faculty of Law Graduate Students Earn CIGI Scholarships

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015

Freedom Kai Phillips, Felicia Uchenna Ugwu and Sileshi Hirko of the Faculty of Law’s Graduate Studies in Law program, have each won graduate scholarships from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) through its International Law Research Program.

CIGI has awarded 26 graduate scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year, recognizing outstanding PhD, SJD and LLM students who are conducting research related to the think tank’s International Law Research Program (ILRP).  The one-year Graduate Scholarships in International Law are valued at $24,000 for PhD and SJD students and $16,000 for LLM students, and include a period of residency at the award-winning CIGI Campus.  Mr. Phillips was awarded his scholarship in the LLM category, while Ms. Ugwu and Mr. Hirko will each receive their scholarships in the PhD category.

The recipient graduate students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other, as well as researchers with CIGI’s international law, global economy, and global security & politics programs, and faculty members at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

The International Law Research Program at CIGI is a 10-year initiative, jointly funded by CIGI and Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The program focuses on international economic law, international intellectual property law and international environmental law.

Click here for the full list of recipients.

Congratulations to Mr. Phillips, Ms. Ugwu and Mr. Hirko.

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