On 23 February 2021, McGill University announced it will return to in-person teaching beginning in Fall 2021. Potential and admitted candidates should refer to McGill's Coronavirus FAQ's Fall 2021 semester section for complete details.

Our Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program connects admitted and prospective candidates with current McGill Law students. Student ambassadors, only some of whom are featured on this page, are keen to share their perspectives with you. They can answer your questions, show you around the Faculty, and tell you more about the advantages of studying law at McGill. To contact our Student Ambassadors, admissions.law [at] mcgill.ca (send them an email).

Nous avons aussi des ambassadeurs francophones: cliquez sur le lien Français en haut à droite pour les rencontrer. To meet the French speaking ambassadors, toggle to the French version of this page by clicking on FR on the upper right menu.

Brandon.Brandon, 1L

Spoken languages: English

Academic background: I am a proud first generation post-secondary student. I hold a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science with Great Distinction from Concordia University.

Bio: I am Kanien'kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I live in a small community known as the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, a First Nation reserve south of Montreal. As an Indigenous person, studying law has always been something that interested me because of the ways that it can be used to empower First Nation communities. In the future, I hope to put my knowledge to the test in an effort to promote systemic change and address the innumerable challenges faced by Indigenous people across Canada.

Aside from school, I enjoy volunteering my time with numerous organizations and boards in and around my community in an attempt to make my community a better place to live in.

AlioshaAliosha, 2L

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: Prior to law school, I attended Bishop's University and studied sociology with a focus in criminology and a minor in psychology. Before that, I went to Dawson College for CEGEP in the law, society, justice profile. I'm currently completing the BCL/JD program in 3.5 years.

Bio: I'm originally from Mauritius, a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. My family moved to Toronto when I was four, and I lived there until I was 16. We then moved to Montreal and I have been here ever since. I am the first person in my family to attend both university and law school.

Hobbies: When I'm not in the library (trying) to make my parents proud, you can find me hanging out with my puppy or going on walks in the city.

Pierre-Olivier, 2LPierre-Olivier

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I completed a Joint Honours BA in Communication and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. I also completed a study abroad program at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III. After my undergrad, I worked full-time for four years before starting McGill Law.

Bio: While I was born in Montreal, I’ve lived primarily in Ottawa and Toronto. I’ve worked in municipal and provincial politics; at an investing firm and an ad agency. I’m an avowed foodie.

Kim-LanKim-Lan, 3L

Spoken languages: English, French, Vietnamese

Academic background: I graduated from Vanier College in 2018 from the Honours Commerce program, and I am currently pursuing a minor in art history alongside my BCL/JD.

Bio: I spent the first few years of my life traipsing around the suburbs of New England before finally settling down in Montreal. I like to keep busy with work or with various clubs and organizations such as the Montreal Vietnamese community or the Women of Colour Collective here at McGill.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I'm usually looking for the next addition to my skincare arsenal (I swear by Asian sunscreens!) or teaching myself a new hobby. In the warmer months, I like to enjoy the outdoors by hiking, camping, and gardening. In the winter, I enjoy baking or feasting on a cheese platter - or two.

Scott, 2LScott

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: Prior to law school, I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and have since developed combined expertise in Civil Engineering and entrepreneurship. I aim to contribute to public quality of life and infrastructure innovation through the intersection of engineering and law.

Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal and enjoying travelling the world.

Hobbies: I am an avid cook and love exploring new recipes, restaurants and cuisines. I’ve been learning photography and like to paint watercolours, usually of scenes during my travels.

JuliaJulia, 1L

Spoken languages: English, French, Italian

Academic background: I completed my DEC at Dawson College in Commerce, where I also spent a summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy. I then completed a Bachelor of Commerce with honours at McGill University with specializations in both International Management and Labour Relations.

Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal's east end, a predominantly Italian community. In terms of employment, I have worked at The McGill Research Institute, as a legal researcher on international labour laws for Air Canada, as co-owner of Student Works Painting, and as a Teaching Assistant for numerous classes at McGill.

Hobbies: sports, travelling, and partying!

David, 2LDavid

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: BA in Political Science with Honours and International Relations & Sociology from UBC, IB at Churchill Secondary in Vancouver, two exchanges at NUS in Singapore.

Bio: I hail from Vancouver, and I've crossed the country to make McGill my new home. While at UBC, I was very active in clubs and student organizations, including being the President of the largest social club on campus. My particular academic interests are located in queer and diaspora communities.

Hobbies: I play Ultimate Frisbee and love to cook. I'm also an avid traveller who’s been to over 25 countries so far.

CharlotteCharlotte, 1L

Academic background: I completed my Bachelor's degree at UBC in Vancouver in music performance (cello) and I did a Master's degree as well in the same area at Université de Montréal.

Bio: I grew up in Waterloo, Ontario but have lived in Vancouver and Montreal as well.

Hobbies: Obviously, given my educational background, I am hugely into music and still try to find as much time as possible to play cello. I am also an avid runner, yogi and love to read in my leisure time.

Marcus, 2LMarcus

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I studied at the University of Ottawa in political science and communications (a bilingual program!). I was also fortunate enough to work in France twice, taking time off school to represent the government of Canada at the Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial, and at Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

Bio: I’m from Richmond Hill, Ontario, so as an anglophone from the GTA, I know how the idea of studying bilingually in Montreal can be daunting. I'm a big fan of sports, politics, books and history. If you have any questions about the city, the program, or anything of the sort, don't hesitate to reach out!

Kayla MariaKayla Maria, 3L

Spoken languages: English

Academic background: An Ottawa native, I completed a BAH in Political Studies at Queen's University. At McGill, I have been involved with the Inter Gentes McGill Journal of International Law and Legal Pluralism, the McGill International Law Society. I also participated in the International Human Rights Internship Program in the summer of 2020.

Hobbies: When not busy with law school, I can be found baking, exploring Montreal, or boiling my next cup of tea.

Mathew, 2LMathew

Spoken languages: English

Academic background: I have an Honours BA from York University, a Masters of Public Administration from Dalhousie, and a Master of Industrial Relations from Queens University.

Bio: I grew up in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, and have family throughout eastern Ontario. I am a mature student: I’ve spent most of my career working in the public service at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal levels in either policy development or human resources (labour relations). My previous employers include General Motors of Canada, Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Canada (Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Services Agency), University of Calgary, and City of Toronto.

Hobbies: I like to stay active in my spare time. I enjoy skiing, hiking, canoeing and camping, going to the gym, and playing softball.

Iradele, 3L Iradele

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I hold a BSc in Psychology from Concordia University and an MPH in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto. I went to the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) on Exchanges. I then worked in health research for five years before returning to law school as a second career. I've also worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada (during the COVID-19 pandemic), and currently volunteer for the Concordia Union Student Legal Information Clinic. I’m interested in administrative law, health regulation and its influence on emerging industries like cannabis and psychedelics.

Bio: I'm Alberta homegrown prairie queer, and have lived in Toronto, Montreal, Ohio, and the Netherlands over the past decade. I'm weird and bookish, I write television scripts for fun, host a book-to-movie club, and take great joy in biking, running, and exploring the micro-brew/micro-bud scene.

Reach out if you have any questions about the beauty of a prairie sky in the summer, or if you'd like to know more about the history of JLo's iconic Versace dress. Oh, and also if you have questions about health law, cannabis law, and being a *~*mAtUrE*~* student at McGill.

DerekDerek, 3L

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I hold an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, I also studied Arabic and participated in the US State Department's Critical Language Scholarship program, which allowed me to spend a summer studying Arabic in an intensive language institute in Morocco.

Bio: I'm one of the few students at McGill Law who hail from the southern US. I grew up in a tiny, rural town surrounded by farms and cornfields, so coming to Montreal was something of a change for me.

At McGill Law, I've served on the executive board of OutLaw, the law school's queer student organization. This is my third year serving as a student ambassador. In the summer of 2019, I participated in a for-credit internship through the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism's International Human Rights Internship Program, during which I worked as a maritime security researcher in Colorado.

Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy long-distance running, creative writing, cooking, and going to bed at 8:00pm on Friday nights.

Alyssa, 3LAlyssa

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University with specializations in Philosophy and Political Studies. I also obtained a Certificate of Social Sciences and Humanities from Sciences Po while participating in an international exchange program in Paris, France. During my legal studies at McGill, I have developed a profound interest in criminal law, administrative law, immigration law, and public international law.

Bio: I grew up in Ottawa. I am passionate about public law and I hope to pursue a career in the public interest. One of my favourite aspects of law school has been being able to apply my knowledge from the classroom in practical settings (e.g. by working with Pro Bono Students Canada, the Department of Justice, an immigration law firm, and Legal Aid Montreal). McGill Law has an incredibly supportive community of students and faculty and is a great place to explore your passions and interests through a legal lens.

Hobbies: When I'm not in the library or watching lectures on Zoom, you can find me exploring Montreal, dancing, cooking, and watching the Office! I'm always eager to chat so please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Darena, 2LDarena

Spoken languages: English, French, Albanian

Academic background: I did my DEC at Marianopolis in the Law, Society and Justice profile, where I was on the Honour Roll (2013-1015). I then completed a BA (with distinction) at Concordia University in the honours political science program, with a minor in human rights. I was also a member of the COOP program, where I completed three paid internships with the federal government. During my undergrad, I received several awards. I also reached the top 25 of the recruitment process for the Garnet Key Society of Concordia University in 2016.

Bio: I was born in Tirana, Albania, and moved to Canada at the age of six with my parents. We lived in London, Ontario for the first four years, and then moved to the borough of Lasalle in Montreal, where I still am today.

Hobbies: I love exploring in the broad sense of the word, but more particularly discovering nature, new foods, new people, new cultures, new art and new music. I have danced since I was young and continue to do so (ballroom, latin and hip-hop). Although I have never danced professionally, I find it a way to express myself and to live life. I also train as bodybuilder, and have competed in regional, provincial and national shows.

Emma S., 2LEmma S

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I did my undergraduate degree at McGill in international development and African studies. One of the highlights of my undergrad was an internship that I completed at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana.

Bio: Originally from a small town in News Brunswick, I'm now loving living Montreal and slowly making my way through as many bars, cafés and vegan restaurants as I can!

Hobbies: At the Faculty, I am an executive editor for the McGill Journal for Sustainable Development Law, a caseworker at McGill's Legal Information Clinic, and on the executive of Avocats sans Frontières McGill. Off-campus, I volunteer at Interligne, a LGBTQ+-centered legal clinic, and work for Equitas, a human rights NGO based here in Montreal. I am interested in all things human rights, international development and sustainability, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions about anything in those areas!

ChloeChloe, 2L

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I graduated high school from College Sainte-Anne where I studied in the Danse Concentration Programme. I then graduated from John Abbott College in Honours Social Science with Commerce.

Bio: Born and raised in Montreal, I am currently in my second year at McGill Law. I am very interested in the interactions and evolution between business law and sustainability and I am also exploring fields of law such as entertainment law and indigenous law.

At the faculty, I am a caseworker for the legal clinic, the VP of events for the Business Law association and VP of communications for the Indigenous Law Association.

Hobbies: In my free time I love to dance, play music, train and cook!

Linda, 4L

Photo of Linda, a student ambassador.Spoken languages: English, Mandarin, French

Academic background: Prior to law school, I studied at Dawson College in its Commerce Profile. Along with the BCL/JD program, I am also currently completing a minor in Management at McGill.

Bio: I grew up in Montreal and entered the Faculty as a CEGEP student. Passionate about health and business law, I have explored these interests as an executive member of McGill's Business Law Association and a managing editor of the McGill Journal of Health and Law. Outside of the Faculty, I also worked as an in-house law student in a commercial real estate firm and as a health law intern in CHU Sainte-Justine.

I am graduating this year, but still remember what it feels like to be a prospective student and how helpful speaking with current student could be. More than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Geneviève, 3L

Photo of GenevieveSpoken languages: English, French

Academic background: I studied at Marianopolis College and completed my DEC in Social Sciences in the stream of Law, Society & Justice. I then completed a BA with Distinction at McGill University, obtaining a major in international development and a minor in environment.

Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal. I am currently in the third year of McGill's BCL/JD program,where I am pursuing my various passions, including environmental law, international law and employment law.

At the Faculty, I am a caseworker at the McGill Legal Information Clinic. Professionally, I am working in the pharmaceutical industry and completing a clerkship at the Court of Quebec.

Hobbies: I love to play soccer, listen (and play!) music and hanging out with my friends in parks (while respecting social distance measures!). I absolutely love Montreal, so if you have any questions about this city, please feel free to reach out.

AngelinaAngelina, 3L

Spoken languages: English, French, Italian

Academic background: Prior to studying law, I earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, graduating with a major in Labour-Management Relations and a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

Bio: I was born and raised in Montreal. Throughout my summers in business school, I immersed myself in Montreal’s entrepreneurial scene. I headed Montreal's first-ever Artificial Intelligence for Social Good summer lab, and had the opportunity to work with various startups.

Alongside my passion for innovation, my strong interest in labour and employment law led me to work in Air Canada’s labour relations department last summer. I was also exposed to corporate law and intellectual property law this past summer while working at an online media publishing company.

I am a highly resourceful person, so if you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me!

Hobbies: In my spare time, you'll probably find me doing some sort of workout, baking, travelling, trying out new restaurants, and watching bad reality tv!

Justin, 2L

Spoken languages: English

Academic background: I completed an Hons. BA, with a specialization in Philosophy, at the University of Toronto. Then I went on to finish an MA in Ethics, at the University of Alberta and an MA in Human Rights Studies, at Columbia University.

Bio: I was born and raised in Toronto and have lived in the west of Canada for several years. Prior to living in Montreal, I lived and worked in New York City.

Hobbies: I love cooking, biking, and travelling – when that was possible! I also adore music and am a professional classical musician.

Kimia, 4L

Spoken languages: English

Academic background: I am currently in my final semester at McGill's Faculty of Law. Before pursuing my legal studies, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Winnipeg, with a double major in Sociology and International Development Studies. I also completed the Explore Program at the Université de Montréal during my undergraduate degree.

Bio: I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2017, I moved to Montreal to attend McGill.

Hobbies: Throughout law school, I have enjoyed playing for the Old Chancellor Day Club Football team, and worked in graphic design and communications.

Bryce, 1L

Spoken languages: English, French

Academic background:

Bio: I hold a BMus in Piano Performance from Western University, and a MMus in Piano Performance, from McGill University.

Bio: I'm interested in human rights and international law. I'm from Tillsonburg Ontario, but consider Montreal home now.

Hobbies: I continue to work professionally as a pianist, and enjoy cooking and playing music when I'm not studying.

Hanife, 2L

Spoken languages: English, French, Farsi

Academic background: I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, along with a Double M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University-MERIT/Maastricht University.

Bio: My family and I are political refugees. I was raised in Winnipeg, but I have also lived in Ottawa, France, and the Netherlands.

Naomi, 1L

Academic background: I completed my honours degree in Sociology at Concordia University, though I began it at York University. I also have an attestation d'études collegiales in Event and Business management.

Bio: I am a first generation university student. I was born in Montreal but I grew up in Coquitlam, BC, and also lived in Toronto for 2 years. I moved back to Montreal about four years ago and have fallen in love with the city. During my undergraduate degree, I worked as a flight attendant so I had the opportunity to travel a lot and to discover the world.

Hobbies: In my free time I like to connect with friends and family, either by hosting people or going out for an activity. Navigating academics as a first generation student can be challenging. However, there are amazing resources to help, not only first generation students, but all students! These resources enhance our potential for success and can alleviate the stress of deciding to apply to law school! Come talk with me and I can help you navigate this process.

Michelle, 2L

Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish

Academic background: I graduated from the University of Manitoba with an B.A. in history. I then continued my studies at Trent University, where I completed a Masters degree in history. I focused on the history of juvenile delinquents in 18th century England.

Bio: I was born in Quebec, but lived in Winnipeg most of my life. I also lived in a small university town in Ontario. My family is from Argentina and I enjoy listening to tango and eating dulce de leche. I love to spend time with my cats and exploring Montreal!

Alice, 3L

Spoken languages: English, Mandarin, French

Academic background: Before McGill, I obtained a Bachelor of International Business Administration at York University's Schulich School of Business, where I specialized in Operations Management and Information Systems. During my time at York U, I also studied abroad at Université de Strasbourg.

Bio: I was born in Beijing, China and grew up in Canada, mostly in the Toronto area. By the time I was in high school, I had moved homes almost a dozen times (so I have lots to say about moving to a new city!).

At school, I love participating in all the non-course credit opportunities available, like the legal clinic course, mooting, law journal, etc. I also have lots of experience working within the public sector, most recently within public sector privacy law.

Hobbies: Outside of school, I love to do anything hands-on — painting, growing plants, woodworking, embroidery, or playing an instrument. I also love dystopian fiction, puzzles, and escape rooms!

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