Lincoln Alexander Award

LINCOLN ALEXANDER AWARD NOMINATION

The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ‘53 Award

Lincoln Alexander graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1953. He practiced law until 1968, when he entered the political sphere as the first Black Member of Parliament. He successfully served four consecutive terms. In 1985, Alexander was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and was again the first black person to hold this office. In his later years, Alexander was appointed to several other high profile positions, including: Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor of the University of Guelph and Chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundations.

Throughout his life, Alexander was a champion of equity. He was a trailblazer who broke through colour barriers that had previously hindered the advancement and success of Black Canadians. Since his passing in 2012 at the age of 90, Lincoln Alexander has left behind an incredible legacy of public service that still resonates with many of us today.

The Lincoln Alexander Award recipient is a professional in the community who embodies the values of leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to public service. These values will be evident through their professional experiences, contributions to the Black community and legal advocacy.

To nominate a potential candidate, please fill out the nomination form no later than January 30, 2021, at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please contact blsaosgoodebhm@gmail.com

****ALL NOMINEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND OUR AWARD CEREMONY ON FEBRUARY 25, 2021 ****

RULES FOR NOMINATION

1. All Black-identifying professionals substantially engaged with the Black community in Canada are eligible to be nominated for the above award. 

2. Nominations for awards may be submitted by any individual, as long as the nominee meets the nomination criteria. 

3. You may nominate more than one individual for this award. Please use one form for each individual nominated. 

4. A short narrative explaining the reasons for your nomination is required. 

5. All nominations must be submitted via this Google Form by January 30, 2021 at 11:59pm.

6. Decisions will be made by the executive team of the Black Law Students’ Association- Osgoode Hall chapter. 

7. The award will be presented to the successful nominee at the Lincoln Alexander Award ceremony on February 25, 2021 via Zoom.

8. ALL NOMINEES MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND OUR AWARD CEREMONY ON FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Lincoln Alexander Award Ceremony – Thursday February 25, 2021, 6:00pm via Zoom

This ceremony honors the recipient of the Lincoln Alexander Award, who embodies the values of leadership, professional excellence, and a commitment to public service. The award is named after a Black Canadian trailblazer and champion of equity. This celebration also recognizes the recipients of the LSAT Bursary, which helps fund LSAT tutoring for prospective law students.

Register for the event here