Our alumni frequently return to Western to serve as guest speakers, serve as mentors to our student body, attend faculty events, assist in fundraising endeavours, teach a lecture series or a course or simply to rekindle old friendships they established with the faculty.
In fact, Western's Faculty of Law would not be in its present position as one of the finest law Faculties in the province without the support of its alumni. Our grads continually demonstrate excellence through their community-minded leadership; their success in their professional careers; their commitment to communicate Western's successes and in their loyalty to their alma mater through donated gifts of time or finances. Our alumni are one of our most valued constituencies and are essential to Western's continued success and because of this, it is essential that we maintain open lines of communication.
Our Western Law Alumni Magazine is a great way to catch up with law
school news, read about the latest faculty research and find out what
your classmates have been up to.
PDF's of past issues of the Alumni Magazine can be found here. We also have quarterly e-newsletter called Western Law Notes which provides information on law school events and faculty news. We hope you will become involved by keeping us informed of what you are doing.
Stay in touch! Let us know about your professional or personal accomplishments or if you have changed your contact information. Please email Susanna Eayrs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberta Jamieson LLB'76
President & CEO, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
Roberta Jamieson has built her career on achieving things "first." Jamieson was the first woman from a First Nation in Canada to graduate from a law school and is a former commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario and first woman to be appointed Ombudsman of Ontario.
As CEO and president of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation since 2004, Roberta is dedicated to realizing the potential of First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth through scholarship assistance and other supports.
In 2001, she was elected chief of the Six Nations, becoming the first woman to head Canada's most populous reserve. The Mohawk lawyer was the first non-parliamentarian appointed to a House of Commons committee. She is also a member of the Order of Canada.
Roberta was one of 10 experienced Canadian leaders assigned to mentor one or two promising doctoral students awarded the prestigious Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship.
The Trudeau mentors, with backgrounds in government, business, the arts, Aboriginal communities and public policy, are expected to provide “a uniquely experienced reality check” to research by Trudeau scholars to ensure their work is applicable to society’s needs and concerns.
Key areas of concentration for the Trudeau scholars and mentors are citizenship, Canada’s role internationally, human rights and dignity, and the environment.In 2011 she was presented with the Western Law Community Service Award.
Mitch Frazer, LLB'99
Partner, Pensions and Employment Practice, Torys LLP
Mitch Frazer is committed to his community. Recognized as a Rising Star by Lexpert Magazine and recipient of the 2010 Precedent Setter Award, Frazer has boundless energy and a seemingly endless capacity to give back.
Among his numerous volunteer activities, Frazer is a UWO Law Alumni Association past president; North York General Hospital Foundation Board of Governors vice-chair Ontario Science Centre Board of Trustees member; and The Belinda Stronach Foundation Advisory Board member.
Frazer is the head of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP in Toronto, and Chambers Global has noted him as a leading lawyer in his field for the past four years.
In November 2011 Mitch was honoured with the Ivan Rand Alumni Award. This distinction recognizes superior contributions to both the Law School and to the alumni community.
Frazer, a true ambassador for the Faculty of Law, has served the law school in a number of roles and capacities. As President of the Western Law Alumni Association (UWOLAA) he revitalized the association and took a lead role in the creation of the Torys LLP “Pre-Eminent Speaker Series”.
He hopes his involvement in charitable and community organizations leaves the world just a little bit better and encourages others to do the same.