LCO Student Scholar Fellows

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) reorganized its student summer program in April 2020, and in partnership with several Ontario law schools created the Student Scholar Fellowship Program. This new program significantly expands the number of students working with the LCO for the summer term.

Students working with the LCO will contribute to law reform and legal policy development on LCO projects. Students will undertake legal and policy research and will participate in a broad range of consultations and LCO activities.

The LCO does not directly accept applications to this program. Students will need to refer to their respective schools for further information. Check out our website or follow us on twitter @LCO_CDO for updates!

LCO Student Scholar Fellows 2023

Amal Abdulle

Amal Abdulle is a J.D. Candidate at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, with a specialization in Political Science and a double minor in Public Law and International Development Studies, from the University of Toronto. Starting this summer, Amal will be joining the Lakehead Law Students’ Society executive team as the incoming VP of Academics. She is interested in further implementing measures of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as the current Chapter President of the Black Law Students’ Association at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. During her spare time, Amal enjoys playing volleyball and soccer.

Emmanuel Appiah

Emmanuel Appiah is a second-year law student in the University of Ottawa’s English Common Law program. Emmanuel completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law and his MA in Communications and New Media at McMaster University. Throughout his academic career, he has been interested in the development of law and regulations on privacy and copyright concerns for digital platforms. He has experience working at an online storytelling platform in copyright compliance. Emmanuel enjoys being involved with community organizations and has previous experience working at a legal aid clinic.

Makayla Francois

Makayla Francois earned her Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a diploma in Community and Justice Services at the University of Guelph-Humber. Her interests in law and policy sparked during the first year of her undergrad, and she is now a JD candidate in the Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. Makayla has experience in criminal law and international policy through her work with the Crown Attorney’s office and the United Nations. Makayla is currently interested in learning more about Indigenous legal traditions, the impact of A.I. in criminal law, and immigration laws and policies. Beyond law and policy, Makayla enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing.