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Hometown: Owen Sound
Undergrad/Major: Western University with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree with a Double Major in Criminology and Sociology.
When I was in high school, I thought I would pursue a career in policing like my brother had done. However, after taking the Law class in high school, I realized that becoming a lawyer was something I wanted to do.
I was born and raised outside Owen Sound, Ontario. Having come from a small town, studying in a place like Thunder Bay appealed to me as opposed to a bigger city. I have always enjoyed Northern Ontario as I frequently visited a cottage (or as I've learned some call it, "camp") as a weekend getaway in the summers.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Western University with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree with a Double Major in Criminology and Sociology. One of my favourite things about the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is its size. Having previously studied at a very large university, coming to a school where all of the faculty and staff know you on a first name basis has been fantastic. Asking questions, speaking in class, and requesting references is a lot more manageable when you are more than just a number.
I was not heavily involved with my school in undergrad, but since coming here I have joined many clubs and teams such as: Flag Football, Social Committee, Mental Health Committee, and the Women in Law Society. I hold executive positions now on both the Mental Health Committee and the Women in Law Society. I'm also involved with the Ontario Justice Education Network
(OJEN) which recently held a law symposium at PACI (the law building) for high school
students. As volunteers with OJEN, we also visit grade 11 and 12 classrooms and discuss select cases and legal issues. As you can see, there is an incredible amount of opportunities to get involved at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
To potential students who are considering applying to Lakehead or any law school, my best advice to you is to apply. Do not let the application process deter you. If going to law school is something you want to do, trust me, it's worth it.