Morrow Essay Contest

The William Morrow Essay Contest is endowed by the Hon. Mr. Justice William Stevenson in memory of the late Mr. Justice William Morrow.


DEADLINE

The deadline for entries is January 9, 2018.


RULES 

  1. The essays should be on a topic of current legal interest. For purposes of the category of Law or Administration of Justice in the North, the North includes the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon Territory.

  2. The criteria used in judging will be (1) Originality, (2) Accuracy, and (3) Writing Style.

  3. Papers must be typed double-spaced and should comply with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed (McGill Guide). Maximum length of essays is 50 pages.

  4. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the faculties of law at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, excluding members of the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review who are responsible for judging the submissions. Articling students in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon Territory are also eligible to submit papers.

  5. Papers submitted for courses in Law School are eligible.

  6. The Editorial Board reserves the right to award an honourable mention to deserving entries.

  7. The Editorial Board reserves the right to award or not to award the prizes at their discretion.

  8. The Alberta Law Review reserves the right to first publication of the papers submitted. Previously published papers and papers concurrently submitted to other publications are not eligible for the contest. Only one paper per category may be submitted. 

  9. The author’s name should not appear on the paper. The author’s name, home address, and university or firm should be included in the email to which the contest submission is attached.

  10. Papers commissioned by another organization must be accompanied by written permission from that organization.

  11. Entries must be submitted as a Word document to:

William Morrow Essay Contest
Alberta Law Review
Email: info@albertalawreview.com


PRIZES

There are three categories in the contest:

General Essays

First Prize: $1,000.00
Second Prize: $500.00

Notes & Case Comments

First Prize: $500.00

Law or Administration of Justice in the North

First Prize: $500.00


PAST WINNERS

1983

ESSAY
1st - Bernanrd Funston
CASE COMMENTS
Marvis Berquist

1984

ESSAY
1st - Joyce Schlosser
2nd - Ron Sawchuk
CASE COMMENTS
Michael Bailey

1985

ESSAY
1st - Linda Long
2nd - Peter Wong
CASE COMMENTS
Kate Welsh

1986

ESSAY
1st - Allan Donovan
2nd - Joan Hampl
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

1987

ESSAY
1st - Peter Michalyshyn
2nd - David Venour
CASE COMMENTS
Marilyn Herrmann

1988

ESSAY
1st - Eeva Komulainen
2nd - Helen Ward
CASE COMMENTS
Dino Bottos

1989

ESSAY
1st - Tom Achtymichuk
2nd - Not Awarded
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

1990

ESSAY
1st - Timothy Pareis
2nd - Michael Tilleard
CASE COMMENTS
John Bilsland

1991

ESSAY
1st – Mark Rudoff
2nd – Judith Holmes
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

1992

ESSAY
1st – Sandra Peterson
2nd – Bryce Tingle
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

1993

ESSAY
1st – Scott More
2nd – Peter Barber
CASE COMMENTS
Craig Bell

1994

ESSAY
1st – Steven Penny
2nd – Janice Wright
CASE COMMENTS
Ian Dundas

1995

ESSAY
1st – Colleen Cebuliak
2nd – Rachel Colabella
CASE COMMENTS
Rob Warren

1996

ESSAY
1st – Elizabeth Halka
2nd – Elizabeth Seale
CASE COMMENTS
Roberta Fata

1997

ESSAY
1st – Anthony Cioni
2nd – Cassandra Haraba
CASE COMMENTS
Heather Steinke

1998

ESSAY
1st – Colin Feasby
2nd – Janice Wright
CASE COMMENTS
Jay Haughn

1999

ESSAY
1st – Naomi Nind
2nd – Gordon Van Vilet
CASE COMMENTS
Ken Ihas

2000

ESSAY
1st – Ayla Akgungor
2nd – Leah Teasdale
CASE COMMENTS
Ron Goltz

2001

ESSAY
1st – Susan Turner
2nd – Not Awarded
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2002

ESSAY
1st – Sonya Morgan
2nd – Mark Sawyer
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2003

ESSAY
1st – Laura Estep
2nd – Andrew Wallace
CASE COMMENTS
Lesley Akst

2004

ESSAY
1st – Fionna Moore
2nd – Charmane Sing
CASE COMMENTS
Alyn Johnson

2005

ESSAY
1st – Michael Solowan
2nd – Melodie Hope
CASE COMMENTS
Joshua Jantzi

2006

ESSAY
1st – Kyle Kashuba
2nd – Claire Bond
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2007

ESSAY
1st – Karen Rana
2nd – Derek Lai
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2008

ESSAY
1st – Sandra Malcolm
2nd – Megan Rosborough
CASE COMMENTS
Monic Wilner

2009

ESSAY
1st – Rosalind Greendwood
2nd – Ryan Krushelnitzky
CASE COMMENTS
Kayla Conner

2010

ESSAY
1st –Paul Chiswell
2nd – Taylor Decarie
CASE COMMENTS
Deborah Book

2011

ESSAY
1st – Joshua Fraese
2nd – Scott Nicol
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2012

ESSAY
1st – Ciara Toole
2nd – Melisssa Jakobfi
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2013

ESSAY
1st – Keith Guinn
2nd – Andrew Phypers
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded

2014

ESSAY
1st – Darren Schmidt
2nd – Greg Wever
CASE COMMENTS
Not Awarded