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


Harold G. Fox lecture will focus on Canada and the crisis of global democracy

Democracy is fragile and we should not be complacent about it in Canada. Michael Pal, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of... full story

Harold G. Fox Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Michael Pal, Feb. 16th, 2023

Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law invites you to a presentation of the Harold G. Fox Distinguished Lecture Series featuring: Michael... full story

Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law unveiled new name and logo for the Indigenous Law and Justice Institute

Today Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law unveiled the new Anishnaabemowin name of the Indigenous Law and Justice Institute and a new... full story

Lakehead University’s 2022 Report to the Community celebrates Champions of Change

Lakehead University launched its online 2022 Report to the Community “Champions of Change” website today, featuring stories that celebrate... full story


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