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Who are we?

In January 2021, the LALSS approved the creation of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council. The EDI Council comprises one representative from each Student Association. Every spring, the EDI Representatives elect one person from the Council membership to serve as the LALSS' VP Equity. The VP Equity is backed by a Council of diverse voices to help inform the LALSS on student matters and issues pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Our 2021-22
Executive Team

The LALSS comprises an elected Student Executive and year Representatives from each cohort. The Executive is made up of five members: the President and the four Vice-President positions. Three Representatives are elected from each class year and sit on the Academic Committee (AC) and the Social and Financial Committee (SFC). The AC is chaired by the VP Academic, and the SFC is co-chaired by the VP Social & External and VP Finance.

 
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Kian Rastegar
(he/him)

President

Year and Program: 3L, Juris Doctor Program

Undergraduate Studies: Specialized Honours Double Major Kinesiology & Psychology (BSc.)

Prior Career: Technician, Installer, Construction Worker, and Repairman

Why did you join the LSS? I wanted to continue the legacy of my predecessor, and give a piece of myself back to the community that has made LASL feel like home.

Fun Fact: One of my favourite snacks of all time is pickled garlic.

Email: president@lalss.ca

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Jordan Tully
(she/her)

Vice-President, Social and External Affairs

Year and Program: 2L, Juris Doctor Program

Undergraduate Studies: BA in International Studies at Stetson University (Florida, USA)

Graduate Studies: M.Sc in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA)

Why did you join the LSS?  In my opinion, creating genuine connections and fostering community is one of the most important aspects of law school. Understanding how fundamental these experiences are, I joined LALSS in hopes to promote an environment where everyone is able to create relationships with colleagues, administration, and other staff members. Together, we can strive to break the antiquated boundary of competition over community in law school!

Fun Fact: 3 things to know about me - my favourite colour is yellow, I was a live-in nanny for three months in Italy, and I’m a retired hooper (played Division I basketball in the US throughout undergrad). 

Email: vpsx@lalss.ca

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Morgan Sutherland
(she/her)

Vice-President, Academics and Governance

Year and Program: 2L, Juris Doctor Program

Undergraduate Studies: BScH,. Biology with a Specialization in Psychology at Queen's University

Graduate Studies: MSc., Neuroscience at Queen's University

Why did you join the LSS? To cultivate a relationship between students and faculty, that speaks to the students' unique academic needs and dedication to the advancement of LASL.

Fun Fact: I No one can convince me that "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington, Jr. (feat Bill Withers) is not one of the greatest songs of all time.

Email: morgan.sutherland@ryerson.ca

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Sam Chams
(he/him)

Vice-President of Finance

Year and Program: 2L, Juris Doctor Program

Undergraduate Studies: Honours Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization Political Science at Western University

Prior CareerTech Startup Founder

Why did you join the LSS? I joined the LALSS with the aim to champion financial literacy, and empower the student voice.

Fun Fact: In the summer of 2017, the Obama’s were our neighbours for a weekend in Martha’s Vineyard.

Email: LALSS.VPFinance@gmail.com

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Hania Jahangir
(she/her)

Vice-President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Year and Program: 3L, Juris Doctor Program

Undergraduate Studies: HBA in Women's and Gender Studies Major and Minors in Sociology and Critical Migration Studies at the University of Toronto

Graduate Studies: MA in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University

Why did you join the LSS? I want to help foster equity, diversity and inclusion for all students by advocating on their behalf and ensure these values are established for the future.

Fun Fact: When I'm stressed out, I aggressively bake chocolate chip cookies and keep buying books that I (eventually) plan to read.

Email: hjahangir@ryerson.ca 

 

Our 2021-22
Year Representatives

Year Representatives are elected annually in the fall by members of their cohort, and play a key role in LALSS operations and policymaking in their respective committees.

AC Representatives work with the VP Academic and President to represent student interests and address concerns relating to academics, curriculum, and professional placement. 

SFC Representatives work with the VP Social & External, VP Finance, and President to create policy to support the operation of student organizations, budgets, and events.

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Taya Mikado
(she/her)

1L Representative, Social & Financial Committee

Undergraduate Studies: BA, Honours Philosophy at the University of British Columbia

Fun Fact: With my free time I like to play with and pamper my dog, learn about new technology, explore new foods, and catch up on Disney/Marvel movies!

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Ananta Sriram
(she/her)

1L Representative, Social & Financial Committee

Undergraduate Studies: Honours Bachelor of Science specializing in Psychology and Minor in Economics at the University of Toronto,

Honours Bachelor of Arts at York University in English

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Taqwa Darwaish
(she/her)

1L Representative, Academic Committee

Undergraduate Studies: Joint Honours in Communication and in Political Science at the University of Ottawa

Other Extracurricular Involvement: Refugee Law Team, working with a lead litigator for the UNHCR

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Lior Magalashvili
(he/him)

2L Representative, Social & Financial Committee

Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies at York University

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Kevin Zhou
(he/him)

2L Representative, Social & Financial Committee

Undergraduate Studies: BA in Economics & Political Science double major - East Asian Studies Minor at McGill University

Other Extracurricular Involvement: Lincoln Alexander Gamers Guild, Level Up Justice Chapter, SEE, Mooting, APLSA, Pith and Substance Talk Show

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Yasmeen Z (she/her)
 

2L Representative, Academic Committee

Undergraduate Studies: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at York University

Other Extracurricular Involvement: Student Affairs Coordinator for Lincoln Alexander Law’s First Generation Network Chapter

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Duncan Cameron
(he/him)

2L Representative, Academic Committee

Undergraduate Studies: Spec. Hons. in Psychology at York University Glendon

Graduate Studies: PhD at McMaster University

Other Extracurricular Involvement: Senate Appeals Committee, Curriculum Committee

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council

Council members are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity principles and are responsible for identifying, reviewing and resolving issues affecting EDI at Lincoln Alexander Law. The council meets regularly to discuss how values of EDI can be implemented, promoted, and fostered within the Associations, faculty, and the law school as a whole. 

 

 

Hania Jahangir

VP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Noelle Sagher

Muslim Law Students’ Association (MLSA)

Zoe Walwyn

Black Law Students' Association (BLSA)

Devlin Williams

Indigenous Law Students’ Association (ILSA)

Natalie Caballero

Latin American Law Students’ Association (LALSA)

Michelle Kosarnia

Middle Eastern Law Students’ Association (MELSA)

Annie Li

Asia Pacific Law Students' Association (APLSA)

Anthony Brum

OUTLaw Lincoln

Abi Ravibalan

Tamil Law Students’ Association (TLSA)

Upama Poudyal

South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA)

Kyrie Faderbauer

Womxn’s Legal Education Association (WLEA)

Lia Douglas

Caribbean Law Students' Association (CLSA)

Katrina Hermle

Access and Disability Association at Lincoln Alexander (ADLA)

Josh Gordon Katz

Jewish Law Students' Association (JLSA)

Stacey Newman

Lincoln Alexander Mature Students' Association (LAMSA)

Athena Dafnas

Hellenic Law Students’ Association (HLSA)