Michael S. Teitelbaum/Hughes Amys LLP Scholarship in Civil Litigation (OTSS) (742220102066)



Michael S. Teitelbaum/Hughes Amys LLP

Scholarship in Civil Litigation


Michael S. Teitelbaum, a Senior Partner at Hughes Amys LLP, in Toronto, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Civil Litigation. Michael has endowed this scholarship in loving honour and memory of his mother, Sarah Shirley Teitelbaum, who, following the passing of Michael's father, Bernard Teitelbaum, when Michael was 14 years old, dedicated herself to supporting Michael in achieving his professional aspirations.

Michael has also endowed this scholarship in appreciation of the education and training he received at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and with thanks for the support he has received from his colleagues and friends at Hughes Amys LLP, (particularly Wendell S. Wigle, Q.C.), the firm at which he has practiced since his call to the Ontario Bar.

Michael hopes that this scholarship will assist the worthy recipients in achieving academic and professional excellence, and in reaching their goals and dreams. The donor thanks the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through its generous matching contributions.


To provide financial support to students in the English-language JD Program of the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section whose education would otherwise be compromised.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be registered as a full-time student in the second or third year of the English JD Program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa;

2. be an Ontario resident, as per OSAP [2] rules;

3. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa;

4. be in good academic standing; and

5. demonstrate a genuine interest in Civil Litigation, including Tort and Insurance law. Relevant, although not exclusive indicators of such interest include having completed or having enrolled to take courses in Tort law and Insurance law or having competed in one of the external moot court competitions sponsored by the Faculty.

Value of the Award: Variable

Number of Awards: One

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: JD

Application Contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline: October 31


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through https://scholarships.uottawa.ca, and should include the Financial Questionnaire.


[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program