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The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies annually awards two scholarships for the LLM degree at the University of Cambridge, England. The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarships cover full tuition at the University of Cambridge, a monthly living allowance, the Immigration Health Surcharge, and one return airfare, subject to any other awards received by the successful candidate.

Candidates who have been awarded a law degree from a three or four-year program at a faculty of law in a Canadian university in the four years before the candidate will commence his or her studies at the University of Cambridge are eligible for these scholarships.

An applicant must be accepted into the University of Cambridge and a Cambridge College for the LLM in order to receive this scholarship, although such acceptance need not be confirmed at the time of the application for the scholarship nor at the time that the Institute provides the candidate with notice that he or she has been selected to receive the scholarship.


Applications must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. A personal statement indicating why the applicant wishes to undertake graduate studies in law at the University of Cambridge and why the applicant is suited to undertake such studies;
  3. A copy of transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies, for studies in law and for a Bar Admissions Course, as applicable; and
  4. A maximum of three letters of reference.

Applications may be submitted by mail or electronic mail and must be received no later than December 31, 2022, to:

Anne Thomas, Vice-President and Secretary
Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
P.O.Box 43538, Leaside Post Office
1601 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4G8
Telephone: 416-429-3292

Candidates must also apply directly to the University of Cambridge. Additional information about the University’s application process and deadline is available at

Applications for the scholarship are considered by a selection committee appointed annually by the Institute. The selection committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship in the event that no applicants are considered to be qualified. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2023.