Authors | Auteurs et Auteures

Sara Ageorlo

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Sara is a JD candidate at the University of Ottawa. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Her legal interests include constitutional and criminal law. Prior to law school she worked as a fundraiser for Amnesty International Canada and chaired the organization’s largest activism group. Her support of social justice and human rights led to her decision to attend law school. Other interests include Buddhist philosophy, live music and travelling.

Fatima Ahmed


Fatima Ahmed is a first generation Pakistani-Canadian. She is a writer, activist, and a first year law student at the University of Windsor. Her legal interests include civil rights and human rights law

 Natasha Chartier

Natasha Chartier

My name is Natasha Chartier and I am a Franco-Manitoban. This past spring of 2017, I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Saint-Boniface (MB). This degree enabled me to better understand people as well as their interactions. In the fall of the same year, I began my first year of law studies at the University of Moncton (N-B), and I couldn’t be happier! My fields of interest related to my studies include human rights, the protection of linguistic minorities and indigenous law.

Lea De Santis

Lea De Santis will begin her third year of law at the University of Ottawa, Civil Law section, in September of 2018. She is president of the Criminal Law Association of the University of Ottawa and has been involved in that organization since the beginning of her law school career. Her interests include litigation, criminal law and fundamental freedoms.

Harman Dosanjh

Harman Dosanjh

Harman Dosanjh is a first year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to commencing at Osgoode Hall, she completed her Hons. B.A. at York University in Political Science with a focus in International Relations. Harman’s academic interests include diversity and minority rights issues in Canada, as well as international conflict. In her free time, Harman dabbles in photography and creative writing. She also taught and competed as a professional bhangra dancer for more than ten years.

 Amelie Gravel

Amélie Gravel est en deuxième année du Baccalauréat en droit à l’UQAM. Elle travaille dans le milieu juridique depuis plusieurs années en tant que parajuriste. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement aux domaines de droit public, notamment au droit pénal et et au droit administratif.

 Nikita Gush

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Nikita Gush is a third year student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  Nikita is interested in law that contains a human dynamic, which is why she finds individual liberties and human rights issues engaging. Some highlights of Nikita’s time in law school include attending the ‘Canadian Council on International Law Conference’ in Ottawa, and travelling to Beijing to attend the ‘summer program in law’ at the China University of Political Science and Law this past summer.

Sally Han







My name is Sally Han and I am a first year law student at the University of Manitoba. My hobbies outside of school include basketball and photography. Thank you for reading!

Afifa Hashimi

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Afifa is a first year law student at the University of Victoria. She holds an Honours Political Science B.A. from Simon Fraser University and is enthusiastic about pursuing her passion for social justice and human rights through legal work.

Ali Imrie


Ali Imrie is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, she completed her BA in Religious Studies at McMaster University in 2017. Particular legal interests of hers include disability rights, social and health policy, and law and religion.

Cassandra Laperriere


My name is Cassandra Laperriere and I am from North Bay, Ontario. I am currently a 1L student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. My main interests are in criminal law and human rights law. Outside of the classroom, I have been dancing since the age of four, and enjoy playing the piano and being outdoors.

Dan Jaccard

Originally from Kamloops, British Columbia, Dan Jaccard moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick last year to study law at the University of New Brunswick, where he is currently enrolled as a second year law student. He received his undergraduate degree from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Finance and Minor in Economics. In his spare time, Dan enjoys camping, hiking, and playing guitar with friends.

Sebastian Maturana

Sebastian Maturana is a first year law student at the University of Victoria. Before arriving at UVic, Sebastian completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary. He is interested in a variety of human rights and labour law issues, and enjoys exploring the outdoors, cooking and playing sports on his spare time.

Gabriel Morin


J’ai 19 ans et je viens de la région de Québec. Je suis actuellement en première année de droit civil à l’université d’Ottawa.  Les libertés civiles sont un sujet important de notre actualité, laissez-moi vous faire savoir ce que j’en pense.

 Hana Marku

Hana Marku

Hana Marku is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She is a writer, editor and researcher. Her work primarily focuses on issues of gender equality, transitional justice and collective memory. She holds an MA in Communication & Culture from York University.

Rodrigo Mendoza

Rodrigo Mendoza

I was born in El Salvador and raised in Ottawa. My post-secondary educational background from the University of Ottawa consists of Political Science, Criminology and Communications. I have developed a particular interest in civil liberties from my time working at a criminal defence firm in Ottawa where I had plenty of exposure to the concept of due process for defendants in a court of law. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of civil liberties and serving the legal community by monitoring the areas of new Bills and legislation within the Federal government.

Amelie Phaneuf


Je suis étudiante de deuxième année en droit à l’Université Laval de Québec mais j’ai aussi complété une année à l’Université de Montréal en travail social. Je porte donc un grand intérêt pour les enjeux sociaux et la défense de droits, principalement ce qui touche les populations vulnérables.

Chloe Quirion

Chloé Quirion est présentement en deuxième année du baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, dans le cheminement common law. Avant d’entamer son parcours en droit, elle a d’abord compléter des études en communication politique, à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ayant un intérêt marqué pour les droits humains fondamentaux et les relations internationales, Chloé aspire à une carrière à la Cour internationale de justice.

Samantha Rosenthal

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Samantha Rosenthal is a J.D. candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Jewish Studies from McGill University. Her interests include constitutional law, international law, global health, and equality issues.

Amelia Roth

Amelia Roth
Amelia Roth is a second year law student at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Faculty. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Her civil liberties interests include prisoners’ rights, privacy, and sex workers’ rights.

Jennifer Rogers

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Jennifer is a first year law student at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She holds a BA in French and Russian Language and Literature from the University of Alberta. Prior to attending law school she worked with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton assisting individuals facing access to justice issues in Alberta courts. Her particular areas of interest include access to justice and advocating for inmates’ rights in Canadian prisons.

Julia Sande

Julia Sande is a first year student at the Allard School of Law at UBC. She is interested in understanding and engaging with the ways in which the law can be used to achieve social justice. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, travelling and heading home to Calgary to visit friends and family.

Kayla Smith

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Kayla Smith joined the CCLA as a legal intern where she completes her Social Justice Fellowship. She is also a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration and now furthers her studies at Windsor Law as a second-year student. You can reach her on  LinkedIn.

Maia Stevenson


Maia Stevenson is currently in her second year at McGill’s Faculty of Law. She obtained an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from McMaster University. Maia is interested in a variety of areas of law including privacy, surveillance, Internet law, and more generally, the way technology changes society. She is also passionate about food sustainability & small-scale farming, Lake Superior, and being outdoors.

Francois Sylvestre

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Je commence ma deuxième année en droit. Je suis impliqué dans beaucoup de projets, notamment sur l’exécutif du journal étudiant de la Faculté de droit, Le Pigeon dissident. Au niveau académique, les sujets qui me passionnent par dessus tout sont le droit constitutionnel, le droit international, les droits linguistiques et les libertés civiles (en droit pénal et en droit des technologies, notamment). .

Dylan Williams

Dylan Williams is a second-year law student at the University of British Columbia, who is interested in public law and policy issues in Canada. He is particularly focused on criminal law, civil liberties, and social policy. In his free time, Dylan enjoys creative writing and landscape photography.

Brandon Walzak

Brandon Walzak

Brandon Walzak is from Sydney, Nova Scotia. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cape Breton University, Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies (Sport and Human Kinetics – Highest Honours ) in 2015 and a Certificate in Public Administration (Law and Policy Studies) in 2016. He is currently completing a Juris Doctorate (second year) at the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law.