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 - Spring/Summer 2022


Lakehead Law student Aria Kamal received the Royal Society of Canada’s inaugural Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Prize

Aria Kamal, from Barrie, Ont., has been named as one of the recipients of the Royal Society of Canada’s inaugural Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella... full story

Harold G. Fox discussion will focus on freedom of conscience and freedom of religion with medical assistance in dying

On Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 pm, Jocelyn Downie will discuss this in her Harold G. Fox Distinguished Speaker Series virtual talk.

Lakehead University presents panel discussion “Vaccine and the Charter”

On September 23, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will host an expert panel to delve into vaccine mandates and discuss legalities around the Canadian... full story

Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will offer new legal clinic services in September

The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association and Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law are partnering to offer new legal clinic services for... full story


The Smallest Steps 7:30 PM
401 Red River Road (Bora Laskin Faculty of Law)(PACI Building) Room: John N. Paterson Auditorium, 3rd floor
The Smallest Steps - Film Screening and Panel Discussion 7:30 PM
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, John N. Paterson Auditorium, 3rd Floor PACI Building, 401 Red River Rd.