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Our student ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program connects admitted and prospective candidates with current McGill Law students.

Our student ambassadors are keen to share their own perspectives with future McGill Law students. They can answer your questions, show you around the Faculty, and are uniquely placed to tell you about the advantages of studying law at McGill.

To contact a Student Ambassador, undergradadmissions [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (send them an email).

Click on the Français link (upper right) to see more of our ambassadors, who would be happy to speak with you in French.

Meet six of our student ambassadors through a series of short videos.


Rachelle

I am a first-year law student from Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick.

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce with concentrations in Economics, Global Business and Finance from Saint Mary's University in Halifax. I also did a semester abroad through the University of Virginia called "Semester at Sea" where we travelled to 13 different countries by boat and I spent a semester working at Vimy Ridge, a Canadian National Historic Site in France.

I have worked or studied on four different continents and I have a keen interest in the way different cultures affect the economy. I was a varsity athlete in my undergrad, playing midfield on the SMU field hockey team and have been playing hockey since I was six. This is my first time living in Montreal and I am entering law from a business background.


Aaron

I'm originally from Vancouver, and I did my undergrad at McGill in History and Middle Eastern Studies.

After I graduated, I worked at the Jerusalem Post, got a master's in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, and then worked for a few human rights NGOs in Israel before starting at McGill Law.

I'm about to start articling at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto next year. I also have a 2 year-old daughter.

I'm happy to answer any and all questions about McGill, but I'm especially able to talk about what it's like to come here as a slightly older student, being a student and a parent, and finding work-school-life balance!


Jeanelle

Jeanelle is originally from Ottawa. At Queen's, where she completed a BA Honours in Political Studies with a minor in Economics, she was President and Research Director for the Queen's University Policy Association. She has also spent time working on Parliament Hill, both as a Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Intern and as a policy advisor in the Office of the Liberal House Leader.

Jeanelle is in her second year at the Faculty and has spent time working as a research assistant, including for Define the Line, a project focused on digital citizenship and cyberbullying. She is a member of the McGill Business Law Association and is a volunteer for the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. Jeanelle is also an avid musician; she has obtained both her Grade 10 voice and piano examinations under the Royal Conservatory of Music, in addition to completing a vocal jazz residency at Stanford University.


Kai

Originally from rural Manitoba, Kai completed a B.A. in History at the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s in History at the University of Toronto.

He also participated in a Summer Abroad program at the University of Iceland (Reykjavik)

Before starting his legal studies, he worked in politics at both the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the Senate of Canada.

Currently in his second year of the BCL/LLB program, Kai is a member of the McGill Students' Legal Startup Clinic and volunteers with LEX, McGill Law's high school outreach program.


Stephanie

I was born in Montreal but grew up in the nation's capital. I took advantage of the location of my political science studies to work as a Parliamentary Page in the House of Commons in the first year of my undergraduate studies.

For the next two years, I worked as a tour guide at Parliament. As a participant in the Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Program, I worked in the office of a Canadian Member of Parliament for the fall semester of my fourth year and a British Member of Parliament in London, England for the winter semester.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Carleton University in Political Science and completed a semester abroad with the University of Leeds in London, England as part of the Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Program.

Besides my political involvement, I was very active in campus politics and mooting during my undergraduate studies.


John

John grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia and learned French in the Immersion program. He was a tour guide in the Parliament buildings in Ottawa for 4 years. John completed a B.A.H. in History at the University of Ottawa prior to coming to McGill Law.

Since then, John has been actively involved with the McGill Law Students' Association as a student representative at Faculty Council and as VP-External, and he is also a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.


Melissa

Originally from the small town of Kenmore, Ontario, I moved to Ottawa to complete a degree in political science at the University of Ottawa. Building on my interests in curriculum development and education policy, I also completed a Bachelor of Education at Queen's University.

While in Ottawa, I worked on Parliament Hill in a number of capacities. I have also worked in disability advocacy and in higher education policy.

I am involved in Guiding locally, nationally and internationally, having most recently spent several months in India with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. 

Currently in my first year of the BCL/LLB program, I am looking forward to getting involved at the Faculty.

I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the program or about living in Montreal.


Liam

Originally from Guelph, Ontario, I've lived in Montreal for four years now and am proud to call this amazing city home. I'm now in my first year of McGill's law program.I'm interested in environmental issues, politics and the intersection between science and policy.

Before entering law I earned a Bachelor of Science from McGill, majoring in Biology and minoring in Political Science. Highlights of my degree included traveling to Barbados for a tropical ecology field course and to Labrador as a research assistant.

As part of my degree I was able to carry independent research on topics ranging from theoretical evolution to climate change ecology.

After McGill I hope to pursue a career in environmental law.


Diana

I immigrated from Romania, but grew up in Montreal where I completed all of my schooling.

I completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at Concordia University, with minors in Multidisciplinary Studies and Law and Society. I have been involved in a variety of activities at the Faculty, including Women and the Criminal Law and the Legal Information Clinic.

In my spare time, I try to travel as much as possible, having for personal goal to visit 40 countries before I turn 40.

Upon completing my legal studies, I hope to pursue a career in criminal law.

I look forward to helping current and future students and share my experiences at the Faculty of Law with them!


Alexander

Born and (mostly) raised in the beautiful city of Montreal, Alexander completed an Honours Political Science degree at Concordia University prior to beginning his legal studies.

He tells us he is a big supporter of both Arsenal and the Brazilian national soccer teams.

Currently in his second year of the BCL/LLB program, Alexander has been involved with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill as well as the Black Law Students' Association of McGill.

Fluent in English, French and Creole, Alexander will gladly answer any questions prospective law students may have, so please do not hesitate to give him a shout.


Denise

I immigrated to Canada from Argentina at the age of seven and not speaking either English or French, I went into a French immersion class to learn the language. Once I was able to communicate in French, I began to feel part of the Quebecois culture but it wasn’t until I reached high school that I was given an opportunity to familiarize myself with the Anglophone milieu. During this period of my life I was also introduced to my fourth language, one directly related to my heritage, Hebrew. Having lived more than half of my life here, I feel like a Montrealer and believe this is my home.

Outside of school, I train with a competitive swimming team. In the near future, I would like to continue my studies and obtain a master’s degree, possibly in England or France.

Although still uncertain of the professional path I would like to pursue, I would eventually like to teach law.


Sunny

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, when I was seven. I therefore grew up speaking Mandarin at home while learning English at school. Later, I learned French and German due to a mix of school and personal interest.

Edmonton has been my home for the past fifteen years, but I've pursued my love of travelling during this time, including an exchange to Vienna, Austria and completion of the Explore Program in La Pocatière, Quebec. I also have a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Alberta.

Aside from travelling, my hobbies include bouldering, volunteering, watching ridiculous movies, and hanging out with my dog.


Naiara

I was born in Argentina, and moved to Montreal with my family at the age of 9.

I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, Society and Law, with minors in Math and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. I also participated in a summer abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I took a course in International Law.

I have always been very involved in sports. I also love to travel, and spent the majority of my summer before law school in Europe, Egypt, and the Maritimes.


Jared

I grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon where I finished high school and took French immersion. I studied philosophy at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC After graduating, I then moved down to lower BC for a number of years, working in various fields for a couple of years before decided to pursue post-education.

Upon visiting Montreal during a vacation to Ottawa, I immediately fell in love with the city and decided this was where I wanted to be. I continued my undergraduate studies at Concordia, again in Philosophy.

I grew up playing sports and music, and am still very active in the two. I've had the good fortune of having travelled all over this wonderful country of ours, getting the chance to see many of the beautiful sites, places, and people. 


Hannah

I am a Montreal native and proudly consider myself part of the greater McGill community. I hold a strong commitment to social justice and try to stay involved in local volunteer work that reflects my values.

After completing the legal clinic course I have remained with the PINAY organization as a volunteer. I hope one day to work in the public service as a crown prosecutor.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Political Science with a minor in Economics and another minor in Women's Studies.

I am a social and outgoing person, and I enjoy meeting new people and making new connections, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the BCL/LLB program.


Emily

I am a native Montrealer, I love biking and exploring all of Montreal's many neighbourhoods.

I did my undergraduate degree at McGill University in Political Science with a minor in Communications Studies.

I also did an exchange semester abroad in Leeds, United Kingdom, studying politics and communications.

My legal interests are primarily in the area of law and technology, intellectual property, business law, and media and communications, though I'm also very interested in Canadian politics and the future of the law and legal careers in Canada.


Colin

Colin was born and raised in Winnipeg, and holds a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg. During his undergrad, he travelled to Cape Town, South Africa for a field course, and participated in a United Nations study tour to Ottawa and New York City.

Colin is currently in his third year of the BCL/LLB program, and he is involved with Mediation at McGill, the Student Advocacy Program at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution.

This past summer, he travelled to Shantou, China for the McGill/Shantou Summer Law Program.

His interests in law include litigation and alternative dispute resolution.


Julia

Julia is proud to call Montreal her hometown. Her hobbies include mediocre tennis and the great outdoors. Last summer, Julia travelled to eight different countries; her favourites were those that prided themselves on the production of exquisite chocolate.

Julia graduated from University of Toronto, with an Honours B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Philosophy. She is also a graduate of Marianopolis College, where she studied Liberal Arts.

Julia has spent summers studying at Oxford, LSE and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her time at McGill Law, she has been involved in Pro Bono Students Canada, the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and currently serves as a student fellow of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies.


Tom

I completed a BSc in Psychology at Dalhousie University.  After completing my undergrad, I worked for two years in neuroimaging research at the Douglas Hospital/McGill, and then travelled through South-East Asia before enrolling in Law at McGill.

Aside from Law, I love talking about science and technology, theory of knowledge, ethics, and the Montreal Canadiens.

If you're stressed out about what your future may hold, let's grab a coffee and I'll bring you back down to earth: I'd be glad to answer any of your questions about our great program! 


Stacey

I am in my second year of the BCL/LLB program. I am an Associate Editor for the McGill Law Journal, volunteer at the Legal Information Clinic, and have participated in the Human Rights Internship Program.

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa in Political Science and History. During this time, I studied for one year at Sciences Po Paris as an exchange student.

I play the piano for the Transsymphonics (Faculty of Law choir) and play on a McGill intramural ice hockey team. I speak English and French and basic Spanish and Mandarin.


Daniel

I hold a BSc in Nursing, a BA in Community and Public Affairs, and a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration. A practicing nurse of 8 years, my professional goals are motivated by a personal interest in the intersections between law, health, communities, and public policy. In this regard, McGill, as an institution of academic excellence, has provided me with invaluable opportunities and enabled me to explore these diverse connections.

Currently, I am a member of the Business Law Association. Furthermore, I volunteer at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, work on the McGill Journal of Law and Health, and sit on the Faculty of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board for Clinical Research Ethics. I am currently in my last year of the BCL/LLB program. 


Anna

Born in the United States and raised in Ottawa, Anna subsequently moved around Canada and the world for work, studies and travel. This has included working for sustainable development consultancies in Scotland, learning yoga in India, and taking Spanish courses in Nicaragua. Her interests additionally cover anything related to food & being outdoors.

In her first year at McGill, Anna acted as a 1L representative on the Executive Committee of Avocats Sans Frontières. She is also the founder and president of Droit autrement/Legal Alternative (DALA) whose mandate is to raise greater awareness and discussion of alternative legal careers and the evolution of the legal profession. As a returning student ambassador, Anna is looking forward to helping prospective students with any questions about McGill's unique program.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy from Queen's University and a Master in Environmental Studies in Environmental Planning from York University. During her studies, she participated in an academic exchange to France and field courses in Costa Rica and Montpellier. 


Adam

I was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, but I have had a few other homes over the years including Napier, New Zealand and Nice, France (and now Montreal!). I have an Honor's Specialization, French Language and Literature degree from the University of Western Ontario

In my spare time, I'm an avid runner and I play squash and tennis. I also love to ski and hike when I can get outside of the city. Beyond that, I am passionate about current affairs, finding the latest great television series and hanging out with friends.


Justin

I was born and raised in Waverley, Nova Scotia, but I grew up in Oldsmar, Florida. I’m an athlete, and I’m part of McGill’s Varsity Rowing team.

During my time at McGill Law, I’ve participated in the McGill-Hebrew University Summer Program in Human Rights.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, Geography, and Sustainability Studies) from the University of Florida, where I also took the School of Law Summer for Undergrads Program.