EXECUTIVE

 

The LSS has seven executive members elected by the student body yearly in the Winter term, each overseeing a distinct portfolio. Read more about your team below, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments.

President - Ellen Williams

Ellen is a true maritimer, a crazy cat lady and devoted coffee drinker.

 

Before attending law school, Ellen worked at the Saskatchewan Legislature as a senior staffer for the Attorney General and Minister of Justice. She sat on numerous non-profit boards including the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Team, Regina Cat Rescue, YWCA Women of Distinction, Canadian Diabetes Association and Regina Symphony Orchestra. She also spent a year as a linebacker in the WWCFL with the Regina Riot.

 

Ellen is a proud alumnus of Mount Allison University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science, and the University of Saskatchewan where she completed a Master of Arts in Political Science.

 

Ellen became involved with the LSS in her first year, when she was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. As President, Ellen’s focus is student first scheduling. It’s important that Weldonites can balance academics while having the opportunity to take part in pro bono opportunities! As the first 1L elected President in modern history, Ellen looks forward to representing the needs of students. 

Vice President Executive - Daniel Roth

Daniel comes to the east coast from Edmonton, AB, and is excited to now call Halifax home long-term! Daniel graduated from the University of Alberta School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certificate in Business Leadership. During that time, he went on exchange to the UK, did a study tour to China, and interned on the board of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Francis Winspear Centre for Music. Daniel also served as an executive member of his undergraduate faculty association and debated competitively. Daniel worked in project management on the business services side of a global law firm prior to starting law school. 

 

As VP Executive, Daniel is responsible for ensuring good governance on the LSS, and for overseeing day-to-day Society operations. Returning for a second year as VP Executive, Daniel is excited to work with both the new and returning members of the LSS executive team to continue bettering student life at Schulich. If you have questions about lockers, the LSS Constitution or anything else Society-related, feel free to reach out. If you have any suggestions for improvements to how the LSS provides services, or which services it provides, Daniel is always happy to hear from you!

Vice President Academic - Nicole Kelly

Nicole was born and raised in London, Ontario and has an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph. She spent the last year travelling around Southeast Asia and the US and looks forward to continuing her travels in Nova Scotia!

In 2018-2019, Nicole was the 1L Executive Member for the LSS, and the 1L Representative on the Board of Directors for Section A.

Vice President Finance - Nick Foran

Nick was born and raised in Halifax, NS. He is an alumnus of Dalhousie University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in German and Italian Studies. Following his convocation in 2012, he attended Saint Mary’s University for a year to study linguistics. He was sworn into the Canadian Armed Forces in 2010, and received his commission in 2011. He worked with the CAF and the Department of National Defence prior to beginning studies at the Schulich School of Law. He continues to serve as a member of the Reserve Force. Nick is an amateur photographer, and enjoys reading and video games. He currently lives in Bedford with his wife, Kelsey.

The VP Finance is responsible for managing the budget of the Society. They maintain the general ledger and other financial documents, and prepare audits for the DSU. Nick had some experience in finance prior to entering law school, and wanted to put his skills to use to better serve the Weldon community. He likes to work behind the scenes to enable events to occur.

Vice President External - Meghan Faught

Meghan was born and raised in Ontario in small towns ranging from Thunder Bay to Tara. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts and Business, majoring in history. After graduating, she felt the call of the ocean and moved to Tofino, BC where she spent 8 blissful months surfing, running in the rainforest, and eating her weight in tacos. Academia called her out to the East Coast where she completed her Master’s in Environmental Policy at Memorial University, where she focused her research on global eco-certification schemes. The love of learning, challenging herself, and helping others brought her to law school, and into the role of VP External.

The VP External is responsible for representing the interests of the Law Student Society and its members to external organizations, and keeps law students informed about external events. VP External also serves as the Society representative to the Dalhousie Student Union, organizes the annual Library Food Drive, and sits on the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.  

Vice President Student Life - Cydney Kane

Cydney is a life-long Halifax resident and an alumna of Mount Allison University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, but spent most of her time doing extra-curriculars. Her professional experience includes work in both the public and private sectors, primarily in documentation, software testing, communications and project work. On weekends, she teaches dance to children.

 

In her time at Schulich, she has represented students on the faculty's Appointments Committee, worked with Pro Bono, and volunteered with several student societies, conferences, and events. She volunteers with the Record Suspension & Vital Statistics Clinic hosted by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, and leads a fundraising project to sponsor criminal record suspension application fees for marginalized women. To date, this project has raised more than $4200.

Cydney's portfolio as VP Student Life includes overseeing Schulich's many student societies, handling communications and social media, and planning events for students. 

1L Executive Member

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 Board of Directors representative for Section A.

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