The Harold G. Fox Education Fund was established in 1966 to build relationships between lawyers in Canada and the Middle Temple. Each year, the Fund sponsors two scholars to undertake a ten-month placement in a law firm in Toronto. These scholarships are now open to members of all the Inns.
The scholars are each awarded C$43,500 together with reasonable travelling expenses to and from Canada. Two lakeside furnished apartments in Toronto, minutes from the CN Tower, are owned by the Fund and are provided for each scholar at a subsidised cost of C$800 per month.
The Trust makes all the arrangements for the placements in the law firms. The firms tend to be either large litigation departments in ‘Seven Sisters’ firms, the equivalent to the UK’s ‘Magic Circle’, or smaller litigation boutiques. The Trust will also assist scholars with other opportunities such as marshalling in the Ontario Court of Appeal.
The 2022 scholarships will start in September.
Candidates must be:
- a member of any Inn, of up to five years’ Call, or about to be Called to the Bar (and at the time of leaving for Canada, having successfully completed the BPTC);
- of good academic standing and supported by one academic reference;
- supported by references from a Pupil Supervisor or Head of Chambers if already a pupil or tenant.
The prestige of this award is such that past scholars have usually found chambers willing to postpone the start of pupillage or tenancy for the period of the scholarship.
Overall selection criteria for the Fox Scholarship:
• Intellectual ability
• Advocacy ability
• Personal qualities including interpersonal skills, integrity, reliability, and ability to act as an ambassador for the Bar
For assessing the essay that interviewees submit, the panel also consider the following:
• Selection of topic
• Clarity and style
Applications for this year’s scholarships are currently CLOSED please see below for the approximate application timetable. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com - completed application forms should also be sent directly to this address.
Closing date for applications
Shortlisting concluded, applicants notified shortly afterwards
Deadline for short essay from shortlisted candidates