Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

3 mandates of the faculty of law curriculum The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is a regional, unique law school with a focus on Northern Ontario.  We embrace three mandates in our curriculum: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Sole/Small Town Practice with the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC).

We are a law school committed to making a difference, providing access to justice, and leading the way for northern communities.  Explore our web site to learn more about the opportunities and innovative offerings we are engaged in.

Elizabeth Thomson - Guest Speaker 

Elizabeth Thomson came to speak to the students on October 25th, 2017. Elizabeth was the first female articling student in Thunder Bay. She is a member of the bar in Ontario, U.K, Australia, and Hong Kong. Her legal journey has taken her around the world; she moved abroad and has worked in Hong Kong and headed a bank for 6 months in Germany. She is the honorary chairwoman and founder of the Amber Foundation. She is also a supporter of Lakehead University, with a bursary in her family’s name.

Elizabeth spoke to the students about these events in her life. She discussed how many times in the past she was faced with working for and with all-male groups. She spoke about the difference in laws in Hong Kong and Canada; how in the past, becoming a lawyer in Hong Kong was quite different than Canada. Elizabeth encouraged everyone to broaden their horizons and explore working in different parts of the world. She encouraged students to take every opportunity that presents itself! Thank you, Elizabeth, for these words of wisdom!"

Picture of Elizabeth Thomson and the Dean

Picture of Elizabeth Thomson

Picture of Elizabeth Thomson and Law Students

Orientation for the Class of 2020

This year’s Faculty of Law’s Orientation saw 79 news faces in attendance! The week kicked off with a warm welcome from Dean EagleWoman and continued by introducing our 1L students to the ins and outs of both Lakehead University and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.  

picture of the Dean speaking to students

Our class of 2020 was also embraced by the Thunder Bay legal community at the beautiful new courthouse in our “Welcome to the Legal Profession Ceremony.”

picture of students at the Law Court

Highlights of the week included a Mock Law Class, Student Panel, and participation in the emotional KAIROS Blanket Exercise. It was a jam-packed event, full of activities and information.  We wish our students the very best as they embark upon this new and exciting journey!

Picture of student orientationPicture of law faculty speaking at student orientation


Picture of student orientation tour

picture of class of 2020

Newsletter - Summer, 2017


News & Events

The Sports Law Club held the Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Emerald Greens Golf Course.  There was a great turn out with funds raised for the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School's sports programs.