Two Osgoode students receive $10,000 fellowships

Sultana Yusufali and Zara Merali of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School have each received a $10,000 award as part of a $1-million national research fellowship program established in February by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP to support legal research in Canada over the next five years.

A total of 20 grants worth $10,000 each were awarded to law students who had completed their first year. Fellowship recipients were chosen by the law schools based on their academic achievements. The recipients participated in research projects ranging from “The Impact of the Internet on Securities Regulation in Canada: Protecting Investors On-Line”, to “The Public Health Mandate and the Privacy of Health Information”.

“I am extremely pleased with the talented group of individuals who participated in this year’s program, and extend my congratulations to all of the recipients,” said Kenneth Bagshaw, Chair of BLG’s Professional Committee, which oversees the program. “At BLG, we strive for professional excellence in the advice and service that we provide to our clients. BLG Research Fellowship recipients are conducting legal research at the highest levels and are demonstrating the same kind of dedication to excellence.”

Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Patrick Monahan said, “Osgoode is grateful to Borden Ladner Gervais for the BLG Research Fellowships, which have allowed two of our faculty and two of our students to undertake meaningful research and make original contributions to discussions about two important research topics: the connection between the economy, gender and citizenship, and corporate governance.”

BLG Research Fellowships were awarded to 20 law students at 14 law schools across the country to undertake legal research initiatives under the direction of prominent faculty members.