Careers in Social Justice

The event is a mixer to connect students interested in social justice with practicing lawyers who have interesting careers in various fields of law. The goal is to give you an chance to learn about new areas of law you hadn't previously encountered, and to also hear about the path some of these practitioners have taken to get where they are today.

The event has two parts. The first is a "speed dating" style (not actual speed dating) mixer, where groups of students will rotate through meeting each lawyer, and hear a quick version of their area of law, their day to day practice, how they got there, along with an opportunity to ask questions. Students will get to meet each of the eight lawyers presenting. 

The second part of the evening will be an open mixer, where students can go back and take some more time ask follow-up questions or further connect with any of the lawyers whose practice areas they were most interested in. 

The lawyers who will be presenting are:

Brandon Rolle, Nova Scotia Legal Aid  (Youth Criminal Law)
Emma Halpern, Elizabeth Fry Society (Prison Law, focusing on incarcerated women)
David Wallbridge, Pink Larkin (Labour Law)
Angela Simmonds, Nova Scotia Barrister's Society (Equity Officer)
Kendrick Douglas, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (Human Rights Law)
Kelsey Nearing, Valent Legal (Class Action, Personal Injury, Disability and the law)
Guilhem de Roquefeuil, North Star Immigration (Immigration Law)
Mike Kofahl, East Coast Environmental Law (Environmental Law)

and possibly one ~* MYSTERY LAWYER *~ (exciting!)


Student Interest




Room 305




Des Jung, Sarah Murphy, Fabian Suarez-Amaya