LAWS Alumni

— About the Alumni Program

As part of the LAWS Alumni Program we stay connected with many LAWS alumni who graduated from our Core Program. We offer ongoing supports including mentorship, tutoring assistance, networking events and guidance on program selection and postgraduate career planning.

— How It Works

Our first LAWS students graduated from the program in 2008. LAWS alumni are now studying at universities and colleges across Canada as well as internationally, choosing a wide range of programs, including business, political science, criminology, and health sciences. A number of them have already gone to law school or are currently undergoing the law school admission process.

LAWS seeks to provide not only post-secondary access supports to our students but also post-secondary success supports.  We see our graduates as part of our community and continue to offer programs and opportunities.

— Networking and Mentorship

We stay connected with our alumni through regular events and receptions while we provide them with an opportunity to reconnect with each other and broaden their justice sector networks.

We also offer our alumni who are interested in applying to law school an unprecedented opportunity to participate in the BLG Law Firm Mentoring Program. Each student is paired one-on-one with a participating lawyer who becomes their mentor through monthly facilitated sessions at the firm and while they undergo the law school admission process.  Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 program.

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— Law School Access

LAWS works closely with other pipeline diversity initiatives at both law schools, including the Law School Access Programs at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Access to Law and Learning at Osgoode Hall Law School.  Both programs include comprehensive LSAT preparation and training, law school admissions and financial aid information and support, exposure to law school and the legal profession and ongoing support and mentorship. Both programs are free and are designed to support high-potential undergraduate students who have limited financial resources.

— An Opportunity to Give Back

LAWS alumni regularly assist us in programming for current LAWS students, participate in post-secondary student life panels, and talk about their own transitions to post-secondary. We are very pleased to welcome LAWS graduates as program volunteers and where resources permit, as employees.