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: email@example.com 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
Lakehead University Women in Law is a student run organization that operates from an
anti-oppression, intersectional feminist perspective. This approach acknowledges that individuals
face oppression simultaneously through various biological, cultural, and social axes of identity
including sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, class, citizenship, ability, colour, size, religion,
location, age, and country of origin, which contribute to systemic and institutionalized
social inequality and injustice.
As future lawyers, we strive to address gendered issues and obstacles in both the legal profession
and the Thunder Bay community. We work with various local organizations to bring inspirational
speakers to the faculty of law, and to raise money that directly supports individuals in our community.
Human Rights Law Club
The Bora Laskin Human Rights Law Club seeks 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.
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.
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 Club
The Sports Law Club (SLC) will be hosting its annual charity golf tournament,
the 4th annual Back-To-School Golf Tournament, in collaboration with the
Lakehead Law Golf Club, on October 2nd, 2021.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot now.
Students, faculty, and lawyers are all welcome.
The annual golf tournament seeks to raise funds for local Indigenous youth
athletics initiatives. This coming year, the SLC will continue to support Dennis Franklin
Cromarty High School's 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 the SLC hopes to be able to mitigate this problem.
The SLC will also be hosting sports law related events throughout the academic year.
For any questions, concerns, or if you are a student interested in becoming an Executive
for the 2021-2022 academic year, please email Andrew Mawdryk at email@example.com.
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
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
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.