Martin Mason Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law (742200305193)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

NAME OF ANNUAL FUND

Martin Mason Memorial Prize

in Constitutional law

INTRODUCTION

The Martin Mason Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law was created by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Ottawa) in honour of Martin W. Mason, a former partner and outstanding litigator who joined the firm as an articling student in 1987 and became managing partner in Ottawa in 2002. Mr. Mason had a passion for university teaching and taught at several universities before beginning to teach Constitutional Law II at the University of Ottawa in 1997. He continued to teach this course until his untimely death on June 18, 2011. During this time it is estimated that Mr. Mason taught constitutional law to more than 1000 students and generated in excess of $100,000 in financial aid for the University of Ottawa law students. He is sincerely missed by his academic colleagues.

PURPOSE OF FUND

Award a prize to the student with the highest grade in the mandatory upper year course Constitutional Law II (CML2313).

PRIZE DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must:

1. be registered as a full-time student in the JD program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section; and

2. have received the highest grade in the mandatory upper year course Constitutional Law II (CML2313).

Value of the award: $1,000

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required. The prize will be awarded automatically.