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Safia
Thompson

Summer Student

Toronto

Contact by email at [email protected]

827176

University

Toronto Metropolitan University

Safia Thompson has completed her second year of study in the JD Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) program at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to law school, Safia studied Law and Society at York University and received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated from York University on the Dean’s List and as a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society which recognizes students across the globe who graduate at the top of their Faculty. In undergrad, Safia served as the Vice-President and Chair of the Student Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as well as a York University Senator.

Before beginning her legal studies, Safia worked in a plethora of business management roles for a well-renowned cosmetics company and international leader in the beauty industry.

Safia is one of the Founders of the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) at Lincoln Alexander Law and served as the Co-President of the Association for two consecutive academic terms. With her team, she created and launched the first student-initiated financial award in the Faculty, the BLSA Black Excellence Award. Safia also served as the Vice-President of Finance for Lincoln Alexander Law’s First-Generation Network. She hopes to continue working with both organizations to increase access to legal education for prospective Black and First-Generation law students.

Most recently, Safia was selected as the winner of the Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein LLP Award in Criminal Law, which is awarded to a student who has demonstrated exceptional promise and aptitude in the area of Criminal Law – a course taught by Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Judge Rita Maxwell. Additionally, Safia has been selected by her faculty to serve as an Editor for the Wrongful Conviction Law Review and worked as a Teaching Assistant to Distinguished Professor Peter Halewood for first-year Property Law.

In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, ice skating and writing for the Lawyer’s Daily website.