The Law Foundation, established in February 1980, provides grants to advance public understanding of the law and access to legal services. Its objects for funding are legal education, legal research, law reform, legal aid, legal referral service, law libraries and law scholarships.
Mandate & Priorities
The Law Foundation provides grants to advance public understanding of the law and access to legal services. Its objects for funding are legal education, legal research, law reform, legal aid, legal referral service, law libraries and law scholarships.
Who We Are
The Law Foundation is administered by a Board of Governors responsible for governing the Foundation and making all granting decisions. The Board of Governors is supported by an Executive Director.
Learn more about the valuable work LFNL provides to the legal industry in our province and beyond, including, grants, scholarships, publications, awards, and research funding.LEARN MORE
The Foundation welcomes grant applications from individuals and organizations. To be eligible, the proposed project/program must fall within one or more of the statutory objects, be law-related and benefit the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Law Foundation provides scholarships directly to students for first year studies at any Law School in Canada recognized by the Scholarships Committee, and contributes to universities across Atlantic Canada to provide scholarships to Newfoundland and Labrador students enrolled in their Law Schools.
Legal Research Awards
The Law Foundation offers up to seven Legal Research Awards valued at $750 each to students at Memorial University, and an additional award to MUN Library for legal research materials and resources. The awards are for outstanding research papers on one or more legal issues, or topics treated in a legal context.
Please feel free to access and download the archive of The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador annual reports. Our annual reports serve to provide an overview of the Foundation’s financial information, management structure, and program highlights from each fiscal year.
The Law Foundation, through discussions held with the Bankers, Trust Companies, and Credit Union Associations in this province, established a procedure for the collection of interest on interest-bearing trust accounts and remittance to the Law Foundation.LEARN MORE