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WALLEY LIGHTBODY AWARD IN LAW

Students who intend to pursue a career in Law and are graduating with any degree from the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are eligible to apply for the Walley Lightbody Award in Law. Endowed by noted Canadian lawyer and UBC alumnus Walley Lightbody, up to $4,000 award funding is offered on the basis of academic strength, a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in law, and having taken at least two courses from the list below.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying and you meet the criteria set out in the award description below, please submit your application to epp.okanagan@ubc.ca by 4 p.m. on March 31 of the year in which you plan to graduate.

The deadline for 2022 applications has been extended to 4 p.m. on April 20, 2022.

Award Criteria and Application Package

  • Students applying for the award must be graduating with a degree from the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Preference will be given to students with first-class standing who demonstrate their intention to pursue a career as a lawyer
  • Students who intend to apply for the Walley Lightbody Award in Law must include the following materials with their application:
    • Confirmation that they have completed at least two of the following courses:
      • ECON 361 (3) Economics of Industrial Relations
      • ECON 386 (3) Industrial Organization and Regulation
      • PHIL 210 (3) Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
      • PHIL 338 (3) Philosophy of Law
      • POLI 303 (3) Federalism in Canada
      • POLI 334 (3) Government and Politics of the United States of America
      • POLI 402 (3) Law and Politics of the Canadian Constitution
      • POLI 432 (3) Contemporary Issues in Law
      • POLI 465 (3) International Law: Seminar
      • POLI 464B (3) Comparative Law and Politics
    • A current Statement of Grades showing a GP of 80% or higher
    • A half-page application letter describing their intention to pursue a career in Law
    • Documentation showing their intention to pursue a career in law (for example, a copy of an application to Law School or proof of having taken the LSAT)

If you have any questions, please contact epp.okanagan@ubc.ca.

Frequently asked questions

The minimum criteria for eligibility are:

i) Students must be graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, International Relations or PPE from the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science.

ii) Preference will be given to students with first-class standing (80% or above) who demonstrate their intention to pursue a career in law.

iii) Students must submit an Awards Application Package.

 The successful candidate (s) will be selected from the pool of applicants.

Students who intend to apply for the Walley Lightbody Award in Law must submit the following materials to epp.okanagan@ubc.ca by 4 p.m. on March 31 of the year in which they plan to graduate.

No, reference letters are not required as part of the application package.

A committee of faculty members in the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science will evaluate applications based on the eligibility criteria for the award.

No, only the winning applicant(s) will be notified. The winner(s) will be posted on the Award page and recognized on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences social media platforms.

 

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will notify Student Services of the winning applicant. Student Services will communicate with all winning applicants to confirm their acceptance of the award before sending the award funds electronically.

 

 

OTHER AWARDS

The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science and the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offer a number of awards that promote and recognize excellence.

Awards