Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is donating $125,000 to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, the largest corporate gift the Faculty of Law has received to date.
Norman Steinberg, Global Vice Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, said:
“The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law was established to focus on access to justice. It prepares graduates to practice in smaller centres, serving clients who are currently under-serviced by the legal profession. The school has a mandate to focus its admission criteria on students, including those from First Nations, who have not traditionally formed part of law schools’ student demographic. We are pleased to support this, and to expand our diversity efforts in the Canadian legal education community."
Norton Rose Fulbright’s donation will establish a named award for a student from a historically disadvantaged group on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. It will also support students’ participation in the Wilson Moot, including attendance at Norton Rose Fulbright offices for practice sessions and coaching.
Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson was very pleased with Norton Rose Fulbright’s announcement.
“Enhancing accessibility to higher education has always been atop Lakehead’s commitments to our students and communities we serve. I am encouraged by Norton Rose Fulbright’s generous gift and welcome its leadership’s decision to support Canada’s newest Faculty of Law and our institution’s innovative approach to nurturing the next generation of legal practitioners.”
Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is committed to educating the next generation of lawyers – in the North and for the North – by providing tools to improve social conditions, enhance justice and ensure outstanding legal service.
For more on the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, visit: www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/law
For further information please contact:
Elisabeth Besson, senior public relations advisor
Tel: +1 514 847 4349; Mob: +1 514 688 0876
Brandon Walker, media relations officer, Lakehead University
Tel: +1 807 343 8372
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Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
For more information about Norton Rose Fulbright, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.
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Lakehead University is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. Approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.
Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.