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Teams & Clubs 

Risk Management

All clubs looking to host events (on or off-campus) must complete the Risk Management form no less than 14-days in advance. Please email the completed form to VP Operations, Maiya Nev ( for approval and transfer to Main Campus.

Forms, as well as additional information, are available at the Office of Risk Management Webpage. 

Club Renewal & Ratification

All returning clubs must submit a Club Renewal Form each year to be eligible for funding.

All new clubs must submit a Club Ratification Form each year to be eligible for funding. 

Club Funding applications are due on a bi-annual basis. 


Please direct any questions to VP Communications who will forward them to the appropriate party. 




Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)-Lakehead University Student Chapter

The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) serves as an informed national voice on refugee law and the human rights of refugees and forced migrants, and promotes just and consistent practices in the treatment of refugees in Canada. CARL at Lakehead University, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is the student chapter of CARL National. We serve to raise on-campus awareness of important issues related to forced migration and the Canadian refugee protection system.

Contact: to get involved or if you have any questions. 




Women in Law Society

The Women in Law Club at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is a student-run organization purposed to create awareness of women working in the legal profession and the challenges that they encounter. Our club provides social as well as academic activities to its members throughout the course of the year. In addition, our team also strives to create awareness of the opportunities for future practice after completing their studies at the Faculty of Law.



Human Rights Law Club 


To raise awareness about current human rights issues and topics in domestic and international human rights fields, focusing on their legal implications. The Club will engage both students and the community by exploring different ways individuals can become involved in addressing human rights issues through social justice initiatives


Please email for more information about membership and upcoming events.


Italian Canadian Law Students Society

The objective of the Italian Canadian Law Students Society (ICLaSS) at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is to encourage, promote and enjoy Italian culture. ICLaSS recognizes the diversity of the Lakehead Community and the larger community of Thunder Bay and the impact that the Italian Canadian Community has had on the spirit of the community at large.


ICLaSS will strive to promote the diversity of our community through events both social and educational. We will strive to draw parallels between student life and the importance legal professionals have on their respective Italian Canadian Communities, while also demonstrating how Italian Canadian upbringings are an asset to a student legal career.

Contact for more information. 



Sports Law Club

For the upcoming year the Sports Law Club will be putting on the 6th annual Golf Tournament for Law Students and Alumni. The Golf Tournament is the Clubs main event for the year and is a fundraiser for Dennis Franklin Cromarty (“DFC”) High School, run by the non-profit Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, which provides education to Northern Indigenous communities. The proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards raising funds for DFC's athletic programs so that their students have more opportunities to be involved in athletics.


In addition to the Golf Tournament, the club will have the March Madness contest open again in March where students can create their own March Madness Brackets and have a chance to win a prize for having the top bracket.

Contact for more information



Runnymede Society – Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Chapter


Named after the meadow where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, the Runnymede Society is a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the fundamental principles of the rule of law, constitutionalism, and liberty. It seeks to foster intellectual diversity, rigour, and dialogue through open and balanced debate in law schools across Canada. Runnymede aims to provide outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual enrichment, networking, and professional development.

Contact for more information. 



The Labour & Employment Law Association (LELA)

The Labour & Employment Law Association (LELA) aims to provide resources to

students who are interested in Labour and Employment Law. Students discuss current issues in labour relations, facilitate discussion with professionals in the industry, share resources with students looking to explore the field, and provide opportunities for students to get involved in the Labour and Employment Law community. In addition to holding regular meetings, LELA organizes two events per academic year: a professional development event in the fall semester and an advocacy event in the winter semester!

Please email for more information about membership and upcoming events.


Black Law Students’ Association of Lakehead



The Black Law Students’ Association of Lakehead University (BLSA) is excited for the

new school year to reconnect with our members, and to introduce our team to the

incoming students. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s BLSA chapter was founded in

2019 to show future black lawyers that our faculty can be a place for them to excel

academically and professionally. We are proud to provide resources for networking,

mentoring, fundraising activities, and to host our annual Black History Month


BLSA Canada reflects the diversity of the Black experience and welcome allies from

all backgrounds who also seek to make a contribution to the furtherance of justice. Our chapter will continue to discuss issues of race and social justice in the community; leaving a trail for future students to walk along, to gain inspiration, and to continue the

work BLSA has started.

Please email for more information about membership and upcoming events.



Indigenous Law Students Association 

The aim of the group is to support fellow Indigenous law students at the BLFL. To forge connections and collaborate with individuals and groups outside of the BLFL. Promote appreciation for Indigenous cultural values and beliefs through activities, presentations, and talks.


ILSA supports and provide activities that assist 1L's in completing their Indigenous Perspectives component.


To get connected with us, don't hesitate to get in touch by sending an email to 



LU Law Student Parent and Caregiver Association


This club is a supportive and inclusive group for parents and caregivers who are also law students. The club connects parents and caregivers to practical supports and networks. Upcoming initiatives include seeking partnership with LUSU for broader parent/caregiver-student supports; child-friendly social meetings; online meetings and panels for law student parents across Canada; exploration of a resource for parents/caregivers who live in Thunder Bay.

Contact for more information. 



Lakehead Christian Legal Fellowship

We are Lakehead Christian Legal Fellowship, a group of law students who come together to provide encouragement, support, community, and mentorship. We're here to support students wherever they are on their faith journey and to create space for conversations about the relationship between our faith and the study and practice of law. We are part of a larger community called Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) – Canada's national association of Christian lawyers and law students, with 16 other law student Clubs across Canada. 

We meet regularly for community fellowship, spiritual support, and larger discussions and events as we explore the intersection of law and faith. To get connected with us, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jaaron at



BLFL Animal Animal Justice Association

The mission of the BLFL chapter of Animal Justice is to enhance legal protections for non-human animals in Canada through education and advocacy, and to raise awareness about the field of animal law. In order to increase public awareness on issues present in animal law, the club will organize speaker seminars during the academic year, conduct charity events to promote local initiatives (such as a food/toy drive for donations to local humane society), and raise the general awareness of current events that would impact non-human animals in Canada.


Furthermore, members of the BLFL chapter of Animal Justice will have the opportunity be further involved with the nationally recognized, not-for-profit agency of Animal Justice. Animal Justice regularly holds events including student conferences, essay contests and online seminars to raise dialogue of the rights of non-human animals in Canada. Through Animal Justice, members of the BLFL chapter will have access to Canadian animal law resources, guest speaker opportunities and also volunteer research opportunities.

Contact for more information. 


Asian Law Student Association 

The ALSA promotes equity and diversity within the Asian-Canadian legal community and the legal community. We aim to help Asian students build a strong community at the Faculty of Law. Each year, we engage students through social events, academic events, and panel discussions related to current issues affecting Asian-Canadian law students and lawyers.

Contact for more information. 



Environmental Law Club

The environmental law club educates the student body on environmental law issues and local concerns. The club hosts events, hikes and educational opportunities for the student body.

Contact for more information

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