Lakehead Law Students' Society

Advocates for the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Student Body


Justis Danto-Clancy

My name is Justis Danto-Clancy. I am the 2019/2020 President of the Lakehead Law Students' Society. I graduated from The University of King's College in Halifax, NS in 2011. I worked in Theatre, Film, and Wilderness Canoe Tripping before deciding to return to law school in 2018. So far, my work at Ontario Legal clinics has inspired me to delve deeper into criminal defence, but I remain open-minded about where my career path may lead. I am excited for the coming year and am proud to have the opportunity to advocate for the student body at The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

Vice-President Academic

Rob Stefanelli

 My name is Rob Stefanelli and I am your 2019/2020 Vice-President Academic of the Lakehead Law Students’ Society.


As the VP Academic, I am responsible for addressing student concerns related to the curriculum, resources, faculty, or any other academic issues at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Laws.


In 1L, my favourite class was Tort Law and that sparked my interest in Insurance and Tort Liability. I have enjoyed the welcoming and supportive environment at Bora Laskin thus far, and I am most excited about introducing new programming to assist 1L students with the transition to law school.


What I wished I knew entering 1L: Go to all your tutorials, even if you think you know the material! Your Dean’s Fellows are an invaluable resource.


To get in touch with me, you can send me an email ( or Facebook (, and I am always happy to chat!

Vice-President Finance

Jordan Petruska

My name is Jordan Petruska and I am a second-year student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law here at Lakehead University. As your Vice President of Finance, I oversee all Club and Event spending and financial health. I completed my undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University where I studied Political Science and Global Studies. I have a keen interest in Civil Litigation, Corporate, and Estate Law and my favourite 1L class was Criminal Law with Dr. Francis Chapman.


They say your law school experience is what you make of it and my experience here at Bora Laskin has been surrounded by my friendly fellow students and supporting professors. My hobbies include hanging with friends, and watching football. I am very approachable so if you have any questions or concerns about the LSS or law school in general please reach out to me.

Vice-President Communications

Alyssa Buttineau

My name is Alyssa Buttineau and I am a first-year law student at the Bora Laskin School of Law.  I graduated from Lakehead University with an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Political science before entering into my legal studies in property law at the University of Saskatchewan as part of their Program of Legal Studies for Native People (PLSNP). While studying in Saskatchewan I developed a strong interest in Aboriginal and Environmental law. 

As your Vice President of Communications I am here to ensure that communication between students, faculty , and administration is clear and accessible, keeping up to date information available on multiple platforms. Further, I hope to continue an increasing correspondence between all clubs and events to promote student participation in, and understanding of what Lakehead University and LSS offer to the student body. 

Feel free to contact me or or via facebook at Alyssa Buttineau, I'm always happy to chat! 

Vice President Operations

Stephanie Scott

My name is Stephanie Scott and I am the Vice President of Operations this year. My portfolio includes all of the events LSS throws throughout the year! My favourite class in 1L was Criminal Law, as I was able to bring my years of acquired Real Housewives knowledge to the class. I’m so excited for the events this year, especially Law Ball! In 1L, try everything and go to everything you can and have fun!  


Feel free to contact me anytime at or

Vice-President External Affairs

Tochi Nwaokocha

My name is Tochi Nwaokocha, and I am the Vice President External for the Law Students' Society. As a student representative, my duties are to Liaise with the Thunder Bay Law Association (TBLA) and Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU).


I am also tasked with organizing the Law vs Med Games (in conjunction with the student council of NOSM), appointing interested students to Senate standing committees, and organizing student outreach opportunities in the local community. I hold an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lakehead University. During my undergraduate degree at Lakehead University, I was the president of the Student Refugee Program. While helping student refugee’s settle into their new community, from assisting them in filling out documents, to ensuring they understand the privileges they are entitled to as individuals living in Canada, I began to love the idea of taking the humanity I was raised with and applying it into my everyday life. This is what I want to do with the Law.


My experience at the Bora Laskin faculty of Law has been amazing, and this is due to the great work of the university administration and our hard-working professors.  Outside of Law school you will find me either watching soccer, playing soccer or reading about soccer.


If you have any questions or would like to know more about my role, please contact me via my email;

Vice-President Fundraising

Sean Cahill

My name is Sean Cahill and I am the VP of Fundraising of the Lakehead Law Student's Society. I take care of all things fundraising related, including our law school clothing orders.


I completed my undergrad at Brock University majoring in Business Administration. After my first year of law school I have realized that I have a strong interest in contract law as well as tort law.


My experience at Bora Laskin has been great so far and I am very excited about the courses offered in second year as well as all the awesome LSS events that will be held this upcoming year. In 1L I wish I knew to start a study group early in the year, and to not stress too much.


School related or not, feel free to reach out to me at any time. You can send me an email or stop me in the halls!

Director of 1L Issues

Patrick Palmer

My name is Patrick Palmer and one of the Directors of 1L Issues for the Lakehead Law Students Society. I am one of the two points of contact to bring for all 1Ls to bring their questions, comments, and concerns to the LSS. I completed my undergrad at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT or ONTechU) majoring in Legal Studies, then I completed a graduate certificate of Paralegal studies at Centennial College. I came from a two schools with small classes and being here at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law feels familiar. The administration and the school community has been so welcoming I am very excited to work at Lakehead University Community Legal Services if I get the chance. One of my passions is in access to justice and during my graduate certificate I had the chance to work with the Victim Witness Assistance Program where I was able to help many people have their day in court. I look forward to working with everyone over the court of this year! Feel free to contact me at any time at

Director of 1L Issues

Cameron Holliday

My name is Cam Holliday and I am the Director of 1L Issues. This year I will be working hard to ensure that 1L is a better place for all of us. I am excited to advocate on behalf of the 1L population.


I completed my undergraduate degree in Finance at Brock University. I participated in an international exchange in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg. As of right now, I have a keen interest in Corporate Law, but I hope to keep an open mind while exploring other areas of law. In my free time I like to play sports (hockey, volleyball, golf) and travel as much as possible.


I am looking forward to getting to know everyone on a personal level. Please feel free to approach me at any time with any issues that occur this year. You can stop me in the halls or send me an email anytime!

Director of 2L Issues

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019

Director of 2L Issues

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019

Director of 3L Issues (Fall)

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019


Director of 3L Issues (Winter)

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019

Director of Northern and Rural Affairs

Kimberly Kenney

Kimberly Kenney is the Director of Northern and Rural Affairs. Kim was born and raised in Iroquois Falls, a small Northern Ontario community of roughly four-thousand people. In 2015, Kim moved to Ottawa to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a Major in Criminology and a Minor in Law at the University of Ottawa. Upon graduation in April 2019, she moved to Thunder Bay where she is now in her first year of law school. Kim hopes to one day return to the North and eventually open her own practice. She is interested in Business Law, Natural Resources Law and Aboriginal Law.


As a result of the number of access to justice issues that exist in the northern communities, Kim hopes to hold events this year that demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of practicing law in the North. If you see her on around, do not hesitate to come up to her with a question or concern.

Director of Indigenous Issues

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019

General Manager

Position to be Filled in Fall Elections, 2019

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