Lauren is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and settler identified with her roots in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Lauren dedicated her academic career to learning Canadian Law and dedicates her lifelong educational journey to learning and experiencing the laws of Indigenous peoples.

In her work, Lauren strives to act in accordance with the philosophies of the Kayanereh’kowa (The Great Law of Peace); Sken:nen (Peace), Kanikonriio (Good Mind), and Kasatshensera (Strength).

Onkwehon:we (Indigenous peoples) who know Lauren have described her to be “loud in her spirit.” Lauren takes her time to listen, hear and feel what is being put forward before using her voice and her spirit to advocate for Indigenous peoples.

Lauren received her B.A. from Queen’s University in 2017 and her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2020. In 2017 Lauren received the Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Award for her service to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities at Queen’s.

Lauren received her certificate in Mediation from MDR Associations Conflict Resolution Inc. in August 2019. Lauren also received her certificate in Conflict Management and Communication from the Canadian Centre for Conflict Management in January 2019.

Cameron recently completed his second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction from Brock University, with a concentration in Finance. He also participated in an international exchange at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Cameron has diverse employment experience, holding previous roles in the financial services and public service sector.

During law school, Cameron has participated in student leadership and advocated for his peers while on the Law Students Society. This year he is looking forward to joining the Queen’s Business Law Clinic and assisting not-for-profit and start-up businesses within Kingston.

Outside of law school, Cameron enjoys playing hockey and golf, travelling, and spending weekends wake-boarding at his family cottage.

Keira recently completed her second year at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

Prior to law school she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in French Language & Translation from Western University. During her undergraduate degree, Keira volunteered at a Human Rights Legal Aid Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. Her passion for seeking new learning opportunities and cultural experiences was continued in her post-grad gap year, when she worked as an English Language Teaching Assistant at a middle school in Lille, France.

While at Windsor Law, Keira has thoroughly enjoyed interacting with clients through roles at Community Legal Aid, as well as an externship placement at the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic, where she provided services in both French and English. She also enjoyed becoming involved in the Windsor Law student community by volunteering for Pro Bono Students Canada and holding a position as Director of Events of the Municipal Law Club.

In her spare time, Keira enjoys spending time outdoors, playing the piano & guitar, and sharing quality time with friends & family. 

Gideon recently completed his second year of law school at the University of Windsor.

Prior to attending law school, he graduated cum laude from York University with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Equity Studies. His thesis examined the ethical dilemma behind the lack of compensation of NCAA athletes for their likeness. After graduating from York University, Gideon taught information technology at an elementary school in rural Ghana

At Windsor Law, Gideon is a passionately involved student on campus. During his second year, he was a teaching assistant for the first-year Constitutional Law class and a volunteer group leader for Community Legal Aid Windsor, where he supervised students as they provided legal services to low-income and vulnerable people. Gideon’s passion for advocacy also sparked his interest to participate in six moot competitions that resulted in several accolades. His efforts both on and off campus were recognized when he was named the 2020 recipient of the Access to Justice Award.

After his first year of law school, Gideon worked as a summer law student at Community Legal Aid Windsor and as a research assistant to his Constitutional Law and Contract Law professors. One of his most notable projects as a research assistant was helping to produce a podcast called Just Planet: Laws, Life and Global Crisis.

In his spare time, Gideon enjoys DIY projects, long-distance cycling, powerlifting, and reading non-fiction biographies.

Valentina recently completed her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was a Division Leader with the Community & Legal Aid Services Program.

She has enjoyed participating in executive teams for student clubs including the Organization of Latin American Students and she was recently elected to be the 3L Class Representative on the Legal & Literary Society at Osgoode. In February 2021 Valentina and her mooting partner placed first at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition, they will be competing at the International competition in June.

Prior to attending law school Valentina received a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, majoring in Law & Business. Her interest in law allowed her to pursue various opportunities with the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada and two civil litigation practices in Toronto.

Community building and giving back is very important to Valentina. She has volunteered with the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support, Hope House Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region and Law In Action within Schools. Valentina enjoys going on long walks with her dog Melo. She practices yoga regularly and enjoys trying new foods.

Luciana is a licensed lawyer in Brazil and is currently getting accredited to obtain her qualification to practice law in Ontario.

She will complete the Global Profession Master of Laws (GPLLM) at the University of Toronto in 2021.

Prior to Toronto, Luciana was a litigation attorney in the financial industry in Brazil, appearing before all levels of courts across the country’s 26 States. She also acted as in-house counsel in the mining sector for three years, where she represented a multinational joint venture in an iconic dam failure litigation case. While in this capacity, Luciana implemented successful legal strategies to reduce damages awards in 80,000 claims, negotiated personal injury settlements, and represented the company in a wide variety of matters.  In her free time, Luciana enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading stories to her two sons

Josh recently completed his second year of law school at Western University, where he is pursuing a dual degree with the Ivey Business School’s HBA program.

During his time at Western Law, Josh has served as a Co-Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Association, following previous stints as President of the Western Sport Business Club and Ivey Sports and Entertainment Club. He also volunteered with Western’s Pro Bono Students Canada chapter on the organization’s Wills PLE project. Before attending Law School, Josh interned for several summers in the sports industry with Golf Canada and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

In his free time, Josh enjoys playing tennis, as a member of Western’s Varsity team, and intramural flag-football/dodgeball, watching Survivor, and volunteering in the Hamilton community.