Title

Osgoode Recognizes First Black Managing Editor of Law Journal

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

2-28-2017

Source Publication

CanadianLawyerMag.com

Description

For the first time since its inception in 1958, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal has its first black managing editor this year and he recently received a special recognition during the law school’s Black History Month closing ceremony Monday afternoon.

Michael Thorburn, a 3L student at Osgoode Hall Law School, received a plaque of recognition for being the law journal’s first black managing editor.

“I thought I wasn’t deserving of any kind of recognition. My race has never crossed my mind when I execute my duties as managing editor,” says Thorburn, who was elected into his role last year by a senior board of students on the law journal. “But this is something that’s bigger and more important than how I might feel internally.”