Osgoode Recognizes First Black Managing Editor of Law Journal

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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.”