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W. Bernie Kelly, QC, Memorial Prize

Supporting Third Year Law Students

The W. Bernie Kelly, QC, Memorial Prize is awarded annually to a student completing third year who is of good academic standing and who has performed with distinction in a skills training, or professional responsibility course and ethics course or program in a faculty of law. Two prizes of $1,000 are awarded annually at each of the Alberta law faculties.

The late William Bernie Kelly, QC served the Law Society of Alberta as Deputy Secretary (1966 - 1969), Secretary Treasurer (1969 - 1987) and Secretary (1987-1988). During this time he was a pioneer in the establishment of the Federation of Law Societies in Canada. The creation of this award was intended to recognize his contribution to the Law Society of Alberta and his interest in encouraging a high level of legal education and practice in Alberta.

Applications should be provided to the Student Awards Office, Faculty of Law at either the University of Calgary or the University of Alberta by May 1 for the year of the scholarship. The award selection is determined by the university.