I am so excited to start this year’s program! I have changed a few things to the course. First, I have a closed Facebook group page for all “graduates” to join, as well as current students, where I post interesting current legal events, as well as other interesting tidbits about the law. This is a great way to provide a networking platform for my students. In addition, I can continue to “teach” all students informally and stay in touch with all my past students. Secondly, I’d like to introduce my current students on this website! Here are a few words from my four students for this summer…
I grew up in Mississauga and studied at Woodlands throughout high school before moving to Toronto to pursue studies in cognitive sciences and linguistics at the University of Toronto St. George Campus, where I found my passions in philosophy and social justice. As an editor intern at the Organization for World Peace, I am a firm advocate for equal rights for underprivileged minorities. As such, I hope to become a lawyer in the future in order to follow this passion. I have had experience as a tutor as well as working in a law firm, and when I am not keeping up with my studies as a Dean’s List Scholar, I enjoy creative writing and learning new languages.
My name is Andy Huynh and I am a first year student at UTM hoping to double major in both law and political science. As a member of the LGBT community, I am very interested in the social activism of various kinds. In addition, I am fluent in both English and Vietnamese and I am currently learning French as well. I realized that being able to speak in multiple languages allows me to connect with many different people from all over the globe. I am also an avid reader, I try to read as much as I can. In the year of 2017, I’ve read a total of 14 books. My goal as of now is to complete my undergrad and hopefully get into an Canadian law school where I can pursue a career in either the legal or political field.
My name is Prinsa Patel. I am a first year student at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. I am currently studying life science and am hoping to do a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology. Currently, my favourite subject is chemistry because I love learning about it (pretty simple)! As most students in their first year, I have no idea which career I want to pursue. As time prevails, I hope I find an answer. I am a part of this program because law has always intrigued me; as it would after watching so many legal dramas! I want to learn more about the realities of the legal system and see if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My name is Sara and I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, though Toronto has been my home since I was very young. I’ve always been curious about nature and biological mechanisms, which drew me to the sciences during my undergrad. I received my B.Sc. from U of T in 2018, and while I will always have an interest in biology and psychology, social justice has become an area of focus for me. I’m looking forward to learning more about the history of Canadian law and politics and involving myself in the world of litigation while I spend this year preparing for law school. Education has always been a privilege to me and I hope to one day be able to apply mine beyond myself.