Samantha Peters, JD ’16, is a proud alumna who lives law differently.
Samantha has joined 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 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.
We are excited to announce a new book forthcoming: Vulnerable: The Law, Policy & Ethics of COVID-19, edited by Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Theriault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram.
We stand in solidarity with all Black members of our Common Law community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – and with all members of the Black community in denouncing anti-Black racism. Over the past week, outrage over racial discrimination, racial violence and pervasive systemic racism has boiled over across North America. While the situation is particularly acute in the United States, we recognize that Canada has its own history and ongoing problem of racial discrimination and oppression.
The Faculty of Law is very pleased to welcome Erin Fitzpatrick as its first Mental Health and Wellness Counsellor working exclusively with law students. Erin will provide a variety of counselling supports to students, as well as expertise and support for the Faculty’s Student Wellness strategic initiatives.