Laura Sharp completed her Articles with Nahwegahbow Corbiere in May 2020 and was called to the Bar in June 2020. She is the most recent Associate to join the Firm. Laura received a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Specialization in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. She received a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in April 2019.
While at Osgoode, Laura was the Vice-Chair of the Osgoode Indigenous Students Association and worked to ensure the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #28 – the Call to Action which requires all law students to complete a mandatory course in Indigenous people and the law – was fully implemented. She also worked as a summer student in the Professionalism and Policy Department at the Law Society of Alberta; assisted in developing an annotated United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) with Othlius Kleer Townshend LLP through Pro Bono Students Canada; and completed Osgoode’s Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments Intensive Program where she was placed with West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) in Vancouver. At WCEL, Laura worked with the RELAW project team to develop an Indigenous-led environmental assessment process for a First Nation that was grounded in their own Indigenous laws.
Laura is currently serving as Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Bar Association. She previously served a two-year term as the Student Representative on the IBA’s Board of Directors. Laura is also a member of the Round Table of Diversity Associations (RODA).
Laura is a Mohawk member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy from Six Nations of the Grand River. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and wine tasting.