Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize

About the Prize

This prize honours Christine Huglo Robertson, CIAJ’s Executive Director between 1992 and 2012. Its goal is to engage law students in the work of CIAJ and to promote scholarship concerning the administration of justice.

The recipient will be invited to CIAJ’s 43rd Annual Conference, which will take place in Ottawa, October 17-19, 2018, and may be invited to present the paper on that occasion. CIAJ will cover the following expenses for the recipient: travel, accommodation, conference registration fee and a stipend of $500.


Competition for the prize is open only to students registered for an undergraduate degree (J.D., LL.B. or B.C.L.) at a faculty of law in a Canadian university and only for a paper written in the twelve months preceding the closing date for submissions. Papers submitted for academic credit may be submitted for this prize. Candidates must provide proof of their academic registration, including a statement of the date on which the text was written, and must attest that the paper has not been submitted elsewhere, in whole or in part, for publication or a prize.

2018 Edition

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Past Recipients

Year Recipient Title
2016 Graham Sharp, University of Saskatchewan College of Law The Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law: Guaranteeing an Effective Remedy
2015 Mae Price, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Colonial Legacies and Fiduciary Law: A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Aboriginal Health
2013 Allan Yi Lin Wu, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Essentially Unsound?: The Impact of the “Essential Character” Approach to Arbitral Jurisdiction on The Administration of Industrial Justice