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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are released prior to each competition. They will be available on UTPLS’s Facebook page and here on this page.
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.
Scholarships may be awarded on any or all of the following basis:
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 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).
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).