Get Funding

Get Funding

The PDF is designed to help make legal events more affordable for Western Law students by providing some or all of the funding required for conferences, events, seminars, etc.

Attend Events

Attend Events

The PDF helps make professional development events more affordable for Western Law Students. While there are some requirements attached to this funding, it is designed to be flexible and easy to access.

Supported by Admin

Supported by Admin

The PDF is a program jointly funded by the SLS and Western Law’s administration.

Professional Development Fund (PDF)

The PDF may be used to cover the following expenses:

  1. Transportation, up to a maximum of $100
  2. Accommodation, up to a maximum of $200
  3. Participation or Registration Fees, up to a maximum of $100

Collectively, the total maximum funding that a student may receive is $400 per annum.

If you are planning on attending such an event, we strongly encourage you to fill out a PDF request form [insert hyperlink]. Please note that this form must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event to receive funding.

To review all of the PDF requirements and conditions please review “Part VII – PDF” of the SLS Fiscal Policy on OWL.

Is there an off-campus event that is relevant to your legal education and/or training that you’d like to attend? We have good news for you: you may be entitled to some funding to help cover the expenses of your attendance!

If you are travelling to an independently organized, off-campus firm tour, career conference, seminar or any other event that will contribute to your legal training, you can submit a Professional Development Fund (PDF) request form to help pay your expenses. The PDF fund is a held jointed contributed to by Western Law’s administration and the SLS. It is designed to provide funding for students taking part in off-campus professional development activities that enhance legal skills, knowledge, and employment opportunities (e.g. firm tours, external conferences, non-academic case competitions).