Friday, May 17, 2013

Call for Submissions: Tory Fellowships for Legal Writing

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review has issued a call for submissions for its Tory Fellowships for Legal Writing. Here's the call:

Call for Submissions

Tory Fellowships for Legal Writing

To encourage law students and recent law graduates to publish their legal writing, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review awards Tory Fellowships each summer. Tory Fellowships are awarded to law students and recent graduates who have written promising legal papers.

Recipients of a Tory Fellowship receive a monetary award as well as detailed commentary on their paper from the Law Review Senior Board. The goal of the Senior Board is to suggest revisions that Fellows can make to their papers that will increase their chance for publication in the Law Review.

The Law Review will award up to four Tory Fellowships of $500 each this summer. A portion of the award is distributed upon award acceptance, and the remainder is distributed when the author resubmits his or her paper to the Law Review after making revisions proposed by the Senior Board.

All submitted papers will be reviewed anonymously by a group of Articles Editors and Senior Editors at the Law Review. Stand out papers will be submitted to the Senior Board for review and final selection.

To apply for a Tory Fellowship, please submit your paper and a brief cover letter to In your cover letter, please suggest revisions that you can make to your paper to bring it to a publishable level. Fellows will be selected based on the strength of their submitted paper as well as their proposed revisions. Submissions must be in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Please submit your cover letter and paper in a single word document.

If you experience problems submitting through the website, please submit your paper to with “Tory Fellowship” in the subject line. Papers selected for the Fellowships are not assured of publication in the Law Review.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Eligibility requirements:

You and your co-authors must be law students, graduate students in law, clerks, articling students or first year associates.

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