Mena Bastawrous (Vice President)
My name is Mena Bastawrous and I am the Vice President of the Canadian Law Society. I completed my undergraduate degree in Criminology at York University. I am currently interning for an American firm specialising in commercial litigation. My experience thus far includes working on multi-jurisdictional matters ranging from domestic commercial arbitration to intellectual property litigation and criminal matters arising out of arbitration. My goal is to practice law in Canada Making the decision to study law abroad is a difficult one yet has been a rewarding choice for those who made it, myself included. The difficulty is not only in the move itself, but also the return. The legal field in Canada is a competitive market and one can never be too prepared to face the competition ahead. As Vice President my role is to provide executive support to all Committee members in ensuring the goals of the Canadian Law Society are met. These goals are aimed at facilitating the process of returning to Canada through training workshops, presentations, competition opportunities, and providing clear expectations for obstacles that await. I also believe that organising socials for our students is an integral part of maintaining friendships and expanding a network that will manifest into professional relationships; and so my efforts also include ensuring that our socials are a rewarding experience for all who attend. It is my hope that the Canadian Law Society will continue to be an advocate for Canadian students at the University of Leicester on all matters.