Teams & Clubs 

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 and Access to Justice 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

CARL-L'ACAADR 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. 


First Generation Network - Lakehead Chapter


The First Generation Network (FGN) was founded at Osgoode Hall in 2015

aimed at addressing the unique socio-economic and professional barriers that law

students might face as the first in their family to receive post-secondary


Lakehead’s own First Generation Network: Bora Laskin Chapter is in its fifth

year of operation and looks forward to providing first generation law students

with invaluable supports such as the Mentorship Program. The Mentorship

program matches first generation students with similarly situated lawyers to help

them navigate the unique economic, social, and professional challenges that first generation students are faced with.


In addition, online workshops and conferences are also held to focus on building

specific skills within the legal profession. The first event for this academic year is

an interactive workshop scheduled for October 28 th , 2020 called “Interviewing for

Success” hosted by TellPeople’s Chris Graham.



Women in Law Society

Women in Law Society has many active members from 1st year to 3rd year. The WLS President for the 2020-2021 academic year is Adrianne DiSimoni.



  • One Speaker Panel Per Semester Via Zoom

  • Potential Collaboration Event with Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre to host an

online cyber misogyny/cyberviolence panel – no donation required- mainly just to

spread the word to the law school community (September/October)

  • Donation of Menstrual Products to all female washrooms at the Bora Laskin Campus (in lieu of Bake Sale and Talent Show donations)

  • Virtual Bake Sale – participants post their baking online over social media and we draw a random winner for a gift card

  • Talent Compilation Video – hopefully staff and students can participate in a lip sync

video where few participants can be picked for prizes (in lieu of talent show)


Find us at
Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law (PACI Building)
401 Red River Rd
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 1B4



Human Rights Law and Social Justice Club 


The Human Rights Law and Social Justice Club seeks to raise awareness about

current human rights issues and topics in both the domestic and international human rights

field, with a focus on their legal implications. The club will engage both students and the

community and explore different ways individuals can become involved in addressing human

rights issues.


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. We hope to demonstrate

how Italian Canadian upbringings are an asset a student legal career.


Table Talkers


Lakehead Table Talkers strives to provide a calm practise environment for students to

practise their advocacy skills and receive soft criticism. The primary activity will be

weekly ‘Toastmaster’ sessions, in which the students debate on a topic with no prior

preparation, in 3-minute segments or less.


The Club Objectives are; (1) To improve oral advocacy among members, (2) to build

leadership skills and maximize potential, (3) to build confidence at public speaking,

and (4) to develop the orator skills necessary for the legal profession.



Sports Law Committee


The Sports Law Committee traditionally runs a charity golf tournament and a March Madness

tournament. We are planning to conduct a mock contract negotiation/arbitration in lieu of our

traditional in person charity golf tournament. All events will raise funds for local Indigenous

youth athletics initiatives. This coming year, the SLC will continue to support Dennis Franklin

Cromarty High Schools athletic program. This Indigenous high school is significantly

underfunded as a federally funded school. Unfortunately, the youth have much less athletic

opportunities because of this issue and this club attempts to mitigate this problem.



Runnymede Society – Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Chapter


Through on-campus debates and discussion, Runnymede ensures that free speech

and intellectual diversity remain an active part of Canadian law school life.

Runnymede provides outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual

enrichment, networking, and professional development, including by providing

members opportunities to meet and enrich their legal knowledge with professors,

practitioners, and judges.



Health Law Club


The Health Law Club is hoping to have events every one-two months, which includes Bell Let’s Talk, Suicide Prevention Week, Yoga Sessions, a presentation with Goran Gold, and more!



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!


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.



Indigenous Law Students Association 

The aim of the ILSA is law student support first, community leadership second. The

ILSA hopes to facilitate the opportunity to learn from one another (not ABOUT one

another) in a safe and supportive environment. To share stories, triumphs and

heartaches. To blend community values and cultures. To be an example for the rest of

the community. To show that with dialogue, understanding, and that “Lakehead Law

enthusiasm” we can make a difference at our school, in the community, and in the

legal profession.

ILSA is planning to host movie nights, panel talks with Indigenous speakers, Aboriginal

Perspective hour events including elder talks, and workshops as well as many more

events geared towards facilitating the opportunity to learn from and one another.



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