Tiffany Heffernan (President)
My name is Tiffany Heffernan and I am the President of the Canadian Law Society. My role within the society is to set the years goals and ensure that they are fulfilled. My vision for CLS in the 2014-2015 school year is to help integrate students into Leicester and to implement programs to better prepare for their return back to Canada and effectively compete with Canadian-trained law students. Thus far this has included interview preparation, NCA guidance, legal document preparation, mooting training and tips on what to expect in an articling position. This is a very pivotal year for the Canadian Law Society as we are attempting to create new connections and play a more integral role in the lives of Leicester’s Canadian Law Constituency. We are building a foundation and attempting to provide guidance for next year so they can build off what we have now created.
A little about me personally; I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in London. I graduated from a class of 26 with honours in International Relations. My final academic paper focused on how to rectify the political, economic and social situation in Afghanistan in the next 30 years. Prior to my experience of Leicester I have previously worked in England. I was employed as a research intern at the Centre for Security Sector Management. The Centre is one of the leading global think-tanks in the fields of stabilisation and wider security interventions. They are engaged in advisory, research and teaching capacities throughout the world (particularly in post-conflict and developing countries) and support the security-related Departments of the UK Government. Prior to making my decision to come to law school I worked for CBRE, a commercial real estate company, where I attained my real estate license. After deciding real estate wasn’t for me I made the move to Leicester and now I have the pleasure of being a part of CLS with the opportunity to make a difference.