Robert F. Reid Scholarship (OTSS) (741220102434)



Robert F. Reid Scholarship


This fund was created by Martin Teplitsky to honour Robert F. Reid.

Robert F. Reid was born and raised in Stratford, Ontario. After a stint in the RCAF, he entered law school and was called to the bar in 1949. He taught Administrative Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and was assistant secretary to the Law Society of Upper Canada. He practised primarily in the area of Securities Law at Day, Wilson, Thomson Rogers and finally at Reid Perry. He wrote articles on Administrative Law, his earliest published work being found at 1958, 1 Canadian Bar Journal, 57. After his call to the Bench in 1974, Mr. Reid continued to speak and write principally on Administrative Law topics. In his 16 year judicial career, 548 of his judgments were reported most in either the Ontario Reports or the Dominion Law Reports. After his retirement from the bench in 1990, Mr. Reid joined Teplitsky, Colson as counsel. He became the Indian Claims Commission’s Legal and Meditation Advisor and mediated numerous land claims. He was also busy as an arbitrator of commercial disputes. Mr. Reid continued to write articles and speak on Administrative Law subjects. His expertise in this area was widely recognized. He predicted long in advance both the trend to deference and the contraction of tests on judicial review to correctness and reasonableness.

The founder of this fund wishes to thank the Government of Ontario who helped create this fund through their generous matching contribution.


To provide financial support to students entering the first year of 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 entering full-time in the first year of the English-language JD Program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of 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. demonstrate academic excellence;

5. demonstrate an interest in social justice issues.


Value of the award: Minimum $2,000

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: JD

Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application Deadline: May 1


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through, and should include:

1. the Financial Questionnaire; and
2. a brief statement demonstrating the applicant’s interest in social justice issues


[1] OTSS: Ontario Trust Student Support

[2] OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program