We are very pleased to announce that Samantha Peters (JD 2016) is joining the Faculty of Law on a part-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year as the Black Legal Mentor-in-Residence. In this role, Samantha (she/her) will provide one-on-one and group academic and career mentorship to Black law students, and will provide expertise in the development of supportive programming and anti-racism initiatives.
Samantha is a lawyer and educator, with a focus on labour, employment and human rights law. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, her graduate studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and is an alumna of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. Samantha obtained her JD with two options: one in Public Law and another one in Dispute Resolution and Professionalism. In addition to private practice, she has worked at the intersection of law, education and policy, ranging from law reform initiatives to legal education to legislative research.
Samantha is deeply committed to community and legal work related to racial justice, anti-violence and workers’ rights.
Students may book appointments with Samantha via The Source Appointments Tab (appointment type: Black Legal Mentoring) as of October 5, 2020.