The UTPLS first launched the Scholarship Fund in 2018 as a way to aid individual competitors with competition fees.

Competition fees may include:

  • Registration fees (approximately $55-$90 per person depending on the competition);

  • Accomodations (hotel or otherwise);

  • Travel (train, bus, subway).

Scholarships are paid directly to deserving recipients upon award. All disbursements are handled by the UTPLS Finance Director, who may be contacted at finance.utpls@gmail.com.

Applications are released prior to each competition. They will be available on UTPLS’s Facebook page and here on this page.

UofT Cup 2018  Champions Sarah Tyler & Patrick O'Donnell (left)  Finalist Sofia Lin (Right)

UofT Cup 2018
Champions Sarah Tyler & Patrick O'Donnell (left)
Finalist Sofia Lin (Right)

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Application Process

Scholarships will be awarded for the following six competitions:

  • University of Toronto Mock Trial;

  • McGill University Mock Trial;

  • Capital Cup Moot;

  • McGill Cup Moot;

  • U of T Cup Moot; and

  • Osgoode Cup Moot.

Competitors may apply for and receive Scholarships for multiple competitions.

McGill Cup 2019  Champions Ema Ibrakovic & Stefan Rus (right)  Finalists Andrea Ho & David Baldridge Left)

McGill Cup 2019
Champions Ema Ibrakovic & Stefan Rus (right)
Finalists Andrea Ho & David Baldridge Left)

Decision Process

Scholarships may be awarded on any or all of the following basis:

  • Financial need;

  • High-level of achievement in law-related competitions;

  • Expressed interest in law-related competitions; and/or

  • Other compelling reasons submitted by the individual applicant.

The distribution of Scholarships is adjudicated over by the following persons who collectively comprise the Scholarship Fund Board:

  • UTPLS President;

  • UTPLS Vice President;

  • UTPLS Equity Manager;

  • UTPLS Moot Directors (when applicable);

  • UTPLS Mock Trial Directors (when applicable); and

  • Volunteering representatives from organizations who sponsor the UTPLS (varies from year to year).


Billeting

The billeting system is a reciprocity based lodging system. Pre-law members from the University hosting a tournament (i.e.: UofT Cup Moot) host competitors from a competing University (ex: McGill) in their homes/residences. In exchange, Pre-Law students from the competing university agree to host some of our members when they host a tournament (ex: McGill Invitational). This essentially turns into a lodging system which helps competitors save on hotel/accomodation fees.

As a UTPLS student you can participate in one of two ways:
- volunteer to be host for competitions held at UofT; and/or
- apply for billeting for away competitions.

In order to volunteer as a host you must:
- Have floor/couch space to host a student(s). You are NOT obligated to provide any other necessities such as food or linens; and
- Live in a residence, apartment, or house which is within 30 minutes (walking distance) of the UofT St. George Campus.

There are several reasons to volunteer as a host:
- Priority consideration for billeting spots at the away competitions;
- Special consideration for UTPLS mooting and mock trial scholarships (see above).

university of toronto mock trial competition 2018 finalists Deborah Klebansky (left) & Shanya Ah-Ton (Right)

university of toronto mock trial competition 2018
finalists Deborah Klebansky (left) & Shanya Ah-Ton (Right)