McGill Law Student Life Podcast

Welcome to McGill Law's Ask the SAO podcast, a series that aims to give students insights into various topics, groups and people around the Faculty of Law.

As we welcome our newest cohort remotely, our hope is that this virtual outreach will acquaint students with the faculty, and bridge the gap between students and the McGill Law community at large. Have a listen!

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Season 1

Episode 7: Meet Shrabani Debroy and Heleen Loois, the Faculty's Local Wellness Advisors

In support of Bell Let’s Talk Day and McGill’s Well Week, we sit down with the Local Wellness Advisors (LWA’s), Shrabani Debroy and Heleen Loohuis, to learn about their roles in the faculty and the importance of mental health and wellness. They also share support options and resources that are available to students, as well as offer wellness tips and advice for supporting someone in need.
NEW: We are currently experimenting with transcription software. You can read our File Transcript for Ask the SAO, season, episode 7.

Episode 6: A talk with Bianca Bourgeois and Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) Andrea Bjorklund on our masters and doctoral programs

The deadline to apply to graduate programs, December 20th, is quickly approaching. We sit down with Bianca Bourgeois, Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (Graduate Studies), and Prof. Andrea Bjorklund, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), to discuss the Faculty's master's degree and doctoral programs (LLM and DCL), the application process, and what prospective candidates may want to consider before applying.

Episode 5: A talk with Darien Bahry (2L), Michael Poon (DCL) & Frédérique Morin (2L), about being in the Canadian Armed Forces

In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11th, this special episode is dedicated to the brave law students, past and present, of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Episode 4: A talk with David Lametti, Professor of Law and Canada's Minister of Justice

The Honourable David Lametti, CP, MP, QC, BCL’89, LLB’89, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, reminisces on his time as a Law student, the beginnings of the LSA Coffee House, and his trajectory from professor to political life. He also shares some insights for students who may be considering entering into the world of politics.

Episode 3: Navigating your first year in a remote environment, and staying healthy

Special one-hour edition. In this episode, First-Year Coordinator Prof. Alana Klein and Associate Dean (Academic) Rosalie Jukier share insights on their experience as Law students and advice for 1Ls. Nos deux conseillères en bien-être de la Faculté de droit, Shrabani Debroy et Heleen Loohuis ont des conseils pour naviguer un environnement à distance. Also, throughout the episode, our guests share tips  on teaching and learning during COVID, as well as how to stay healthy and productive.

Episode 2: Conversation with Graduate Law Student Association President Gabriel Obando and VP Academics Atagün Kejanlioglu

In our second episode, we welcome two members of the Graduate Law Student Association (GLSA): Gabriel Obando, LLM candidate and GLSA President, as well as Atagün Kejanlioglu, DCL candidate and VP Academics. They share their experiences as McGill graduate students and what brought them to McGill. They also explain why they decided to join the GLSA. In addition, as the GLSA moves into elections for 2021, we hear their advice for students who are interested in getting involved with the Graduate Law Student Association.

Episode 1: Dean Robert Leckey and Law Student Association members Béatrice Mackie and Asiyah Siddique — 2 September 2020

Welcome to the new Academic Year! Dans ce premier épisode, notre invité le doyen Robert Leckey parle avec la directrice aux études et à la vie étudiante Nancy Czemmel de son expérience comme étudiant en droit ainsi que des leçons tirées de son décanat. Nous accueillons également deux membres de l'Association des étudiant.e.s en droit de McGill, soit la présidente Béatrice Mackie et la VP aux affaires académiques Asiyah Siddique. Elles nous parlent de plusieurs occasions excitantes de s'engager dans la vie étudiante dans l'année à venir.

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