Hometown: Garden River First Nation, Ontario
Undergrad/Major: Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree in Law & Justice, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie
I have always wanted to do something that would have an impact and would allow me to be a part of something big. I wanted to be a part of making change in Canada, especially for Aboriginal people. As I matured, I realized that the area of law was an opportunity for me to make a difference in how society views Aboriginal issues and people. This was further reinforced during my time at Algoma University in the Law & Justice program.
I was attracted to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law as it is the first law school in Canada to be approved for an Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC). This means that as a student you will not need to article and are eligible to be licensed after graduation. Another selling point is that the school endorses and promotes Aboriginal and Indigenous law as one of its premier areas of study. This is something that is new, exciting and innovative in the area of law and I feel very honoured to be a part of this journey. In addition, the tight knit community atmosphere and smaller class size both make for a more meaningful learning experience.
If you are thinking about becoming a lawyer or you want pursue further studies in the area of law, I would definitely encourage you to consider the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. The faculty, atmosphere, opportunity for learning and engagement are second to none. It is an environment that will allow you to grow and learn as an individual on both a personalized and professional basis.