Jim Ratis


Jim Ratis completed his Articling placement with Nahwegahbow Corbiere in May 2017.

He received his Bachelor of Social Sciences (B.Soc.Sci.) with a specialization in political science and minor in criminology from the University of Ottawa, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in April 2016.

While at law school, Jim volunteered as a caseworker with the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and worked as a Research Assistant to an Osgoode professor in the areas of Aboriginal and constitutional law. Jim is published in the political science journal American Politics Research.

While attending university, Jim had the opportunity to study in-depth some of the many historical and contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples. He decided to attend law school to help contribute to meaningful solutions alongside Indigenous peoples and communities. Jim was attracted to Nahwegahbow Corbiere because of the firm’s exclusive work with Indigenous individuals, communities and organizations.

Jim is of Macedonian and Greek ancestry. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

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