French Language Scholarship


2020 – 2021 Recipient

Charles Breton-Demeule

Charles Breton-Demeule
Charles Breton-Demeule is a lawyer (Barreau du Québec, 2017) and PhD in Law candidate at Université Laval and ENS Paris-Saclay. After having worked as a lawyer for the Ville de Québec, Charles completed a master's degree in Law about municipal powers concerning neglected and derelict buildings. His work was published by Éditions Yvon Blais in 2020. Charles’ PhD project focuses on cultural heritage law from a comparative perspective between Québec and France. more

2019 – 2020 Recipients

Shana Chaffai-Parent

Shana Chaffai-Parent
Shana is a member of the Quebec Bar and graduated from Université Laval (LL.B., Dean’s Honor Roll of the Faculty of Law). After a few years as a litigation lawyer in private practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Shana joined the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law to complete her master's degree under the direction of Professor Catherine Piché. Her thesis addressed several issues regarding the use of expert evidence in civil proceedings (LL.M., Excellence Award). more

Marc-Étienne O'Brien

Marc-Étienne O'Brien
Marc’s research interests focus on the interaction between the enthusiastic internationalization of plea bargaining practices and the rise in executive power. His thesis, which he carries out jointly with University Laval and Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, aims to determine the extent to which extensive prosecutorial discretion is consistent with the effective preservation of voluntary guilty pleas, and thus with individual liberty, a fundamental value of criminal procedure. more

2015 – 2016 Recipient

Gabriel-Arnaud Berthold

M. Gabriel-Arnaud Berthold
Gabriel-Arnaud holds a law degree from Laval University (LL. B., Dean's honor list, Faculty of Law) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa (J.D., Cum Laude). His primary field of interest being private law theory, he completed a master's degree in contract law at the University of Montreal, under the direction of professor Benoît Moore (LL. M., Exceptional honors, Dean's honor list, Faculty of Graduate Studies). more

2014 – 2015 Recipient

Pascale Cornut St-Pierre

Ms. Pascale Cornut St. Pierre
Pascale is a doctoral student at Sciences Po Law School in Paris. She holds an integrated degree in civil law and common law (B.C.L./LL.B.) from McGill University (2013), as well as a B.A. (2007) and a M.A. (2009) in philosophy from the Université de Montréal. The excellence of her academic record has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Aimé Geoffrion Medal (for having finished second upon graduation in law) and the Montreal Bar Association Prize (highest standing in civil law). more

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