Welcome to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Dean Jula Hughes' headshotDr. Jula Hughes, Dean

We are proud to serve Northern Ontario as an innovative regional law school. Our graduates are ready to be called to the bar and practice on graduation as our Integrated Practice Curriculum combines the rigorous study of law with skills training in all three years of study.

As a law school community, we are committed to making a difference, providing access to justice, and leading the way for northern communities. We implemented mandatory courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous laws before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called all legal educators to action. We continue to grow our offerings in these areas through leadership and close collaborations with local First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations.

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).

Our legal clinic responds to the legal needs of clients across the region and provides important experiential learning opportunities for our students, including the chance to work with Indigenous clients and develop cultural competence skills.

Our focus on Natural Resources and Environmental Law is well situated within Lakehead University, a national leader in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Studies.

Explore our web site to learn more about our innovative offerings and opportunities.

Faculty of Law Newsletter - Summer 2020

News & Events

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NEWS

Oct
22
The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is Hiring!

Come help shape legal minds! We are looking for outstanding legal scholars and teachers in all areas, special invite for Indigenous faculty, and... full story

Aug
6
Semie Sama Appointed Assistant Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Semie Sama has received a limited term appointment as an Assistant Professor, effective... full story

Jul
23
Congratulations to Professor Ryan Alford on the publication of his new book

Congratulations to Professor Ryan Alford on the publication of his new book entitled Seven Absolute Rights: Recovering the Foundations of Canada's... full story

Jun
29
Statement from Canadian Law Deans on anti-Black Racism

Members of the Council of Canadian Law Deans stand in solidarity with all who mourn and have denounced examples of systemic racism in Canadian and... full story