It’s my honour to welcome you to Western Law. This is an incredibly exciting time in your lives: law school is a transformative experience, both professionally and personally. Our faculty, staff and students are all here to help you thrive during these three years, and to set you up for a rewarding and challenging professional career.
As a graduate of Western Law, I can attest to our unparalleled academic and student experience. This starts with our first-year small group program, and extends to the many engaging curricular and co-curricular opportunities that are available to you. I encourage you to get involved, whether through our wide array of clubs, intramural sports teams, internal and external advocacy competitions, or our annual “Obiter Dicta” talent show, and also through our diverse range of clinical, research, and experiential opportunities. There is something at Western Law for everyone.
We have put together a full program of Orientation Week events to introduce you to the study of law and to help you get to know your classmates. Our Orientation Committee has worked hard to ensure that you will start your law school careers memorably and that you will feel a part of our supportive, collegial community.
I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks.
Dean Erika Chamberlain