Authors | Auteurs et Auteures

Uko Abara

Uko Abara is pursuing his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School as well as an MBA at the University of Windsor. He also holds an Honours Baccalaureate in Health Sciences (and Psychology) as well as a Master of Public Health (and Gerontology) degrees. At the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (in Ontario), he co-founded an initiative for indigenous youth called Feathers of Hope while contributing to other major projects such as Hairstory. These opportunities allowed him to work closely with youth from all over Ontario and Canada, with all types and levels of government across the country, and with organizations like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Right To Play. His legal interests lie in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, human rights, and international law. He is an avid learner, reader, musician, and techie who dabbles in photography.

Roger Angus

Roger Angus is a first year student in the Juris Doctor program at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, ON. He is interested in a wide range of human rights issues including immigration, business and copyright law. Roger has a B.A. in History from the University of British Columbia and an M.B.A. form the University of Victoria. Roger is a musician in his spare time and plays in various bands in Toronto. You can reach out to Roger at

Liam Babbitt

Liam Babbitt is a first year law student at the University of Victoria. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University with concentrations in Finance and Human Resource Management. Passionate about individual liberties, Liam will use this blog to provide you with up to date info on issues affecting human rights.

Zacharie Barabe-Desrosier

Zacharie est en deuxième année du baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Il s’intéresse particulièrement aux liens entre le droit et la société.

Jennifer Blackaller Ruiz

Jennifer Blackaller Ruiz is a first year law student who aspires to become an international lawyer for the environment and for animal rights. Very engaged in the community, Jennifer has done over 300 hours of volunteering throughout her studies. She is a passionate, enthusiastic, ambitious and hard working woman. At the present time, she is working on a environmental law project with the “Rapid decarbonization group”. The purpose of the project that will be propose to the government Trudeau is to avoid catastrophes in which thousands of Canadians will be affected.

Edmond Chen

Edmond is a second year law student at the Allard School of Law at UBC. Prior to going law school, he worked as an engineer in Alberta. He is particularly interested in discrimination issues in Canadian law. In his spare time, he enjoys all the west coast has to offer, including getting as many days skiing in Whistler as possible.

Mark Dance

JSB_MarkSamara_20140903_croppedMark Dance is an alumnus of the non-partisan Parliamentary Internship Programme, currently studying law at McGill. Read more of his work here.

Adam Dobkin

I completed a BSc in ecology and evolutionary biology and philosophy and an MA in philosophy, both at the University of Toronto. Some of my chief philosophical interests include political, legal, and ethical issues facing liberal democracies.

Andréanne Dallaire

Complétant présentement un baccalauréat en droit à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Andréanne Dallaire a d’abord été diplômée de l’Université de Montréal en philosophie. Son implication au sein de différentes organisations à vocation juridique a su mettre de l’avant ses intérêts pour les droits humains et sociaux, domaines auxquels elle aimerait un jour dédier sa pratique.

Elena Drouin

Elena is a second-year student at McGill’s Faculty of Law. She received her BA in Economics and Political Science  from Université Laval in 2014. Her interests vary from Intellectual Property to Aboriginal law, Constitutional and Charter issues. She currently is a Research assistant at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, and has also worked for the Quebec Provincial Government in the past. When not studying, she is involved in community and campus radio initiatives, encouraging local independent musicians and discovering the tricky world of urban gardening.

Karas Elbardisy

Karas Elbardisy is pursuing his Law degree at the University of Manitoba. Prior to commencing his legal studies, he obtained a general a psychology degree from the University of Manitoba. He hopes to practice as a litigator and has not yet decided which area of law he wishes to practice. Outside his legal studies and involvement in the legal community, he enjoys playing soccer, going for a casual jog, and eating sushi with friends.

Liz Guilbault

LizLiz is a summer legal volunteer with CCLA, and is entering her second year of her JD at Queen’s University this fall. Before law school, Liz worked as an actor in Toronto, appearing in films, theatre, and one very tasty McCain fries commercial. In February, she organized the Queen’s chapter of the research-a-thon for refugees, and this fall she will begin her position as a school coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada. Liz is passionate about equality, human rights, and criminal law. Originally from Victoria, BC, Liz enjoys reading, sipping tea, and long walks on the beach.

Amélie Guillemette

amelie-guillemetteAmélie Guillemette est étudiante au baccalauréat en droit à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Avant d’entamer ses études en droit, elle a poursuivi des études au baccalauréat en science politique à l’Université de Montréal. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement aux questions touchant les droits et libertés fondamentaux, le droit constitutionnel, le droit des populations autochtones, de même qu’aux enjeux relatifs à l’accès à la justice. C’est par ce désir profond d’améliorer l’accès à la justice qu’elle a décidé de s’investir auprès de l’Association Canadienne pour les Libertés Civiles et du Réseau national d’étudiant(e)s Pro Bono (PBSC).

Vishaal Gupta

Vishaal is in his second year of law school at Western University. He graduated from Western with an Honours Specialization in English and Creative Writing. He’s spent time working as an intern for the Liberal Party of Canada, as the Toronto LSAT Instructor for TestMasters, and as a publishing associate for

Nikita Gush

nikita-gushNikita Gush is a second year JD candidate at the University of Alberta.  Nikita studied international politics and human rights during her undergraduate degree at UBCO and is very excited to continue to learn about these areas through the perspective of law. When Nikita is not studying, she enjoys freelance writing, travelling, yoga, and returning home to BC to visit family and friends.

Isaac Handley

Isaac Handley is pursuing his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Beyond the law, Isaac enjoys visual art, current events, music, technology, and sports.

Vanessa Kinnear

 Vanessa Kinnear is in her first year of Law School at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. She hovanessa-kinnearlds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph. Vanessa is passionate about unearthing and discussing social justice and human rights issues, and believes public education is a great first step toward seeing positive changes.

Anja-Sara Lahady

Anja-Sara est une étudiante de l’université d’Ottawa. Elle est actuellement à sa première année de la licence en droit civil et elle complète également un baccalauréat en sciences sociales spécialisé en développement international et mondialisation. Elle porte donc un intérêt particulier pour les enjeux relatifs au droit international ainsi qu’aux droits humains fondamentaux.

Perrine Lafrechoux

Présentement en troisième année de droit à l’Université de Montréal, Perrine a grandit dans différents pays d’Afrique et d’Asie ce qui lui a permit de  développer une vision globale et comparée du droit. Elle se passionne aujourd’hui pour le droit international. Ses sujets de prédilection sont les droits de l’Homme ainsi que le droit de l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC).

Clémence Lempereur de Guerny

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClémence est étudiante française, elle a validé une licence en droit privé à l’Université de Poitiers. Elle est actuellement en master I en droit des affaires en échange à l’Université de Moncton.

luc-lericheLuc Leriche

Après avoir validé une licence en droit public en France, Luc Leriche est venu poursuivre ses études en droit international au Canada dans le cadre d’un échange entre son Université française d’origine et l’Université de Moncton. Il s’intéresse principalement aux questions qui touchent les relations internationales et la protection des droits de l’Homme.

Jordanna Lewis

Jordanna Lewis is currently a second-year student at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She holds a B.A (Hons.) in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Here civil liberty interests include privacy, surveillance and civil rights.

Sarah Lu

Sarah LuSarah is a first year law student at Harvard Law School. She is interested in litigation, victim rights law, and discrimination. Prior to law school, she received a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and volunteered for the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, working on cases of race and gender discrimination. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running, playing racquet sports, and reading horror thrillers.

Siobhan Morris

siobhan-morrisSiobhan Morris is a first year student at Queen’s University. A Halifax native, her legal interests were piqued while working as a student advocate during her undergraduate studies. She is passionate about international humanitarian law, human rights law, and more specifically women’s rights. Currently, she is involved with Queen’s Legal Aid and the Queen’s Law Choir Club, and is continuing to pursue her interests in ballet and swing dance.

Zachary Mosher

My name is Zachary Mosher. I am a 24 year old law student from small-town Newfoundland attending The University of New Brunswick. The primary reason I attended law school was to fulfill my passion for language, since interpreting statutes and legal precedent and applying the rules they set out in a clear and concise manner is paramount to any legal education. At this early point in my education, I already admire the work of Chief Justice Bora Laskin for his promotion of equality and labour rights.

Jeremy Mutton


Jeremy Mutton is a first year law student at Queen’s University. Jeremy completed his undergraduate studies at Carleton University in 2016, earning an Honours Bachelor of Journalism and Political Science. His interest in the law was galvanized while reporting on the courts during his undergrad, and his specific interests include press freedoms and privacy rights vis-a-vis state surveillance. Outside of his studies, he enjoys reading, cooking, and playing rugby.

Augustin Mwambali

Augustin Mwambali est détenteur d’un PhD en démographie obtenu à l’université catholique de Louvain en Belgique et étudie actuellement en deuxième année du programme de droit canadien (PDC) de l’université d’Ottawa. Il s’intéresse au droit constitutionnel, plus particulièrement aux questions en rapport avec la liberté d’expression et la discrimination envers les minorités ethniques.

Amanda Nash

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Amanda Nash is a law student at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school Amanda completed a BA (Hons.) in Philosophy at McMaster University. Amanda is interested in all aspects of civil liberties and has been involved in a range of work related to health law, privacy and surveillance, criminal law, and access to justice.

Catherine Ouellette

Après avoir complété un baccalauréat en psychologie, Catherine s’est réorientée vers le droit et est présentement étudiante en deuxième année à l’Université de Montréal. Soucieuse de faire bouger les choses, elle est passionnée par tout ce qui a trait à la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés civiles ainsi que par l’amélioration de l’accès à la justice. Dans ses temps libres vous la trouverez probablement en train de planifier et de rêvasser à son prochain voyage.

christina-persadChristina Persad

Christina Persad is currently pursuing her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, she studied Environmental Management at York University and Occupational Health and Safety and Disability Management at Ryerson University. Outside of school, her interests include playing and teaching piano, triathlon training, and having brunch.

Luke Prior

05beb12Luke is a law student at the University of Ottawa. He recently completed his BA in Law and Philosophy at Carleton. During his BA, Luke was highly involved with Carleton’s UNICEF, campus organization, serving as President in 2014 and 2015. He is passionate about the topic of civil liberties and their protection by the courts. Some of his other interests include playing the guitar, tennis, watching Blue Jays baseball, and socializing with friends.

Ben Rozon

My name is Ben Rozon I am 25 and grew up in Parry Sound, Northern Ontario. I’ve traveled all over Asia the past few years am currently attending University of Toronto Law and am interested in media accountability, rural rights and police accountability.

Serena Smith

ssmithSerena Smith is currently a JD student at the University of New Brunswick. Prior to pursuing studies in law, Serena earned a BA honouring in History and Political Science from the University of New Brunswick and a Social Work Degree from St. Thomas University. Her legal interests include human rights law, environmental law, and Canadian Constitutional law. In her spare time, she enjoys music, reading, traveling, playing sports and spending time with friends and family..

Horia Tabatabaei Soltani


Horia Tabatabaei Soltani is pursuing her law degree at University of Windsor. She received her BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Development Studies from York University. Horia is interested in litigation, and would like to focus on constitutional, immigration and labour/employment matters.

Heather Whiteside

Heather Whiteside is a first-year student at McGill’s Faculty of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo in History and Political Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection of law and health, particularly relating to end of life treatment policy, access to healthcare, and disability rights.