In addition to promoting the general objectives of the Dalhousie Law Students' Society, some of the members of the Board of Directors serve to advance the rights and interests of the specific groups which they are elected and appointed to represent.

Besides the Executive, the Board of Directors consists of:

A Chair, a Secretary, three 1L Representatives, one to three 2L Representatives, one to three 3L Representatives, an Indigenous Student Representative (appointed by the Dalhousie Indigenous Law Students' Association), a Black Student Representative (appointed by the Dalhousie Black Law Students' Association), a Multi-Disciplinary Student Representative, an 2SLGBTQIA+ Representative (appointed by OUTLaw), and a Gender Representative (appointed by the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association).


Please contact any of them with questions or concerns.

Chair - Lynn Sullivan

Home for Lynn is St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador - affectionately known as The Rock. Lynn graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, holds a Chartered Accountant designation and just this year completed the Institute of Corporate Directors certification program through Rotman School of Business in Toronto. She joins Schulich Law School after a 20-year career in senior management roles, primarily in the legal industry. She worked in the oil and gas sector for five years and was also Assistant Deputy Minister with the provincial Department of Natural Resources. Lynn has several years experience as a board member and reporting to boards through her volunteer and professional roles. Lynn and her husband Glenn have three children, a business and a big cat named Randy.

As Chair of the LSS, Lynn will review and ensure compliance with the Constitution, chair meetings and provide support to the Board in whatever way she can.


Secretary - Delani Thiel

Delani grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan but moved to Calgary after completing high school. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary while also working in the energy industry. During that work experience, Delani discovered a love for contracts which eventually led her to study law at Dalhousie.


Delani’s other (slightly) less nerdy passions include snowboarding, travelling, crosswords, comedy podcasts, and all things music-related. She also enjoys baking and will not stop until she produces a bakery-quality croissant.


Delani is thrilled to be in Halifax, experiencing the Maritimes for the first time, and studying at Dalhousie. She looks forward to serving her fellow students and the LSS.

1L Representative (Section A) - Alyssa Lamont

Alyssa grew up just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. She studied at Carleton University, graduating with a double major in Law and English. She has tried her hand at theater, improv, the trombone, basketball, volleyball, and hockey. During her time in Halifax, she hopes to balance tourism with law studies.

Alyssa is also the 1L Executive member. You can contact Alyssa at

1L Representative (Section B) - Kasia Donovan

Kasia grew up north of Toronto in Uxbridge, Ontario. Prior to attending law school, she completed a Master’s degree in Chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her research focused on fabricating surfaces to imprint and image tissue to determine the chemical profiles and molecular distribution of different tissue types. One of Kasia’s hobbies is designing and maintaining her saltwater aquarium. She has a variety of corals, anemones, and saltwater fish, with her favourite being a pair of clownfish named Bonnie and Clyde! In addition to caring for her aquarium, Kasia enjoys downhill skiing, hockey, and hiking. 


You can contact Kasia at

1L Representative (Section C) - Maya Churilov

Maya was born in Toronto and raised in Vaughan, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. While completing her studies, Maya worked in the hospitality industry as a server and bartender. There she developed a knack for craft beer, and has since supported local breweries, sometimes even brewing her own small batches. Maya is fluent in Russian, and her other interests include anything and everything to do with the outdoors – hiking, camping, fishing, ATVing, and occasional skydiving.


You can contact Maya at

2L Representative - Micah Boyes

Micah was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. While at the U of S, he was active in student groups, holding a number of positions, including being the President of the Economic Student Society.  


Micah has worked in politics, customer service, and the tourism industry. His other interests include playing and watching sports, hiking, camping, photography, and reading a good book.

2L Representative - Claire Doucher

Claire was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario, but spent high school living abroad in Beijing, China. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She had the opportunity to complete one year of her undergraduate degree on exchange at the City University of Hong Kong. She is very excited to be living in Halifax and to have the opportunity to explore Nova Scotia!

2L Representative - Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. She later moved to Ottawa to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Law at Carleton University. She is passionate about restorative justice initiatives and volunteering within the community. Elizabeth enjoys travelling and painting.

3L Representative - Zachary Austin

Zachary Austin is was born in Newfoundland, however he has lived all over Canada. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Mount Allison University prior to coming to Dalhousie. Zac enjoys lifting weights, reading and board games.

Black Law Students' Representative - Abel Begashaw

Abel is Ethiopian, was born in Sweden and raised in Halifax, NS. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. Abel enjoys travelling and has recently spent time in Thailand and parts of Europe. In his spare time Abel enjoys playing basketball and has been coaching high school basketball since 2014.


Abel is a member of the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative and will be representing the Dalhousie Black Law Student Association (DBLSA) on the LSS for 2019-2020.

Indigenous Law Students' Representative - Dakota Bernard

Dakota was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, and proudly grew up in the community of Wagmatcook First Nation. Dakota is currently a 2L student and prior to beginning his studies at the Schulich School of Law, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Saint Mary’s University.


Dakota looks forward to representing DILSA and working alongside the Weldon community.

Gender Equity Representative - Maryn Marsland

Maryn grew up in Nelson, BC and has more recently been living in Ottawa, where she studied Computer Systems Engineering at Carleton. She is passionate about social justice and politics, and is excited to be a part of the Dal Law community. She can usually be found around the school involved with the many great societies and organizations at Weldon, both inside and outside of class.


You can contact her at

2SLGBTQIA+ Law Students' Representative - Kayla VanBuskirk

Kayla was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has lived in the nearby Musquodoboit Harbour area for most of her life. Prior to coming to Dalhousie, she completed a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours in History and Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her past studies concentrated on Canadian history, specifically African Nova Scotian history. Kayla enjoys travelling, camping and boating, especially to the 100 Wild Islands along the coast of the Eastern Shore. She is also interested in politics and social issues, and is a member of the Schulich Social Committee.


You can contact Kayla at

Multi-Disciplinary Law Students' Representative -

Originally from Calgary, AB, Charlotte came to Dalhousie after completing her BA with an Honours in Political Science and a Major in Psychology at Mount Allison University. She is currently in her third year of the four-year JD/MBA program (2L) and is looking forward to working with other combined program students to improve communication with and integration of the programs, hopefully making the administrative lives of combined students a bit easier.


Aside from school Charlotte works part-time for a local startup that specializes in professional voice-to-text software, sits on the Board of Directors for Lacrosse Nova Scotia, and enjoys a number of other random activities ranging anywhere from music to woodworking.

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