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York partnership to promote greater diversity in the legal profession 

The Osgoode Hall Law School at York University partnered with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP to launch the Davies Fellows Award – a $1.2 million bursary that strives to eliminate systemic barriers to legal education and promote inclusivity and diversity within the profession.  

Each year, the Davies Fellows Award will support a first-year student in Osgoode’s juris doctor program who demonstrates financial need, exceptional promise and resilience in overcoming obstacles such as monetary constraints, mental health issues, learning challenges or racial and gender inequalities. The award is funded by donations from Osgoode alumni at Davies with matching funds from the law school and is renewable for the student’s second and third years.  

The Davies Fellows Award is a component of Osgoode’s No Barriers campaign, which seeks to make the law school one of Canada’s most diverse and inclusive.