Focus online: Simone Says


First-year law student and Black Business and Professional Association scholarship recipient Simone Samuels speaks from personal experience about the importance of access to education and to the legal system. An interview by Victoria Leenders-Cheng

Simone Samuels' smile is contagious.

It spreads across her face in greeting, widens as she discusses the endeavours she is planning as the head of the Black Law Students' Association at McGill and blossoms to its full glow when she recalls the day she found out she won the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) national scholarship.

"I was in the Gelber library checking my e-mail when I was supposed to be studying," she says, grinning....