Lakehead names Faculty of Law after former Chief Justice Bora Laskin

October 2, 2014

The new Faculty of Law at Lakehead University will be named the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, in honour of former Chief Justice Bora Laskin. “An extraordinary man, Bora Laskin was a profound, visionary lawyer and judge who left a lasting influence on Canadian law,” said President Brian Stevenson. Dean Lee Stuesser added, “as a law school making its own unique mark on Canada’s legal landscape, it’s fitting to name this law school for someone who, himself, set precedent-making laws.” Lakehead also announced the launch of a fundraising campaign in honour of Laskin that is focused on 4 pillars: Transform a Student’s Future; Inspire a Generation; Create an Architectural Legacy Endowment; and Name the Law School Library. Lakehead’s law school opened in September 2013, and is the first new law school in Ontario since 1969 and the first ever in northern Ontario. Programs in the law faculty focus on Aboriginal law, natural resource law, and small and sole practice law. Lakehead News Release