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 - 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 wanted a change of scenery and moved to Tofino, BC where she spent 8 blissful months attempting and failing to surf, 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 President. In her ‘spare’ time Meghan loves reading, baking bread, and being outside in any capacity, usually with her partner and two dogs.

In 2L Meghan was Vice President, External where she was the Faculty of Law representative for the Dalhousie Student Union Council. On Council, Meghan led a judicial board petition, sat on the Bylaw Policy Review Committee, and the Internal Investigation Committee. In her role as Vice President, External, she organized the annual LSS + Law Library Food Drive, and sat on the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

 

The President is responsible for supporting the Society and its members by acting as the formal and official representative of the society. The President holds regular meetings with the Dean of Law, sits on Faculty Council, and is a member of the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Vice President Executive - Yazan Matarieh

Yazan calls many places home. He immigrated to Canada from the Middle East around a decade ago and considers Halifax his adopted home. Prior to law school, he completed a Diploma of Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering at Dalhousie University.  While pursuing his engineering degree, Yazan served as a member at the Dalhousie Student Union Council for a total of three of his five undergraduate years. That experience opened his mind to the importance of advocacy and set him on a path towards acquiring a legal education. In every role he occupies, Yazan tries his best to draw lessons from his past experiences and bring a fresh perspective to the table.

 

Yazan enjoys spending his free time with his friends and loved ones. He also loves learning (about) new languages, pretending he knows how to play the ukulele, and talking to people about podcasts. So feel free to strike up a conversation with him about any of those things.

Vice President Academic - Nicole Kelly

Nicole was born and raised in London, Ontario and completed her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph. During her Master’s, Nicole developed a travel-bug while travelling across Canada for cancer research conferences. She proceeded to take a year-off before law school to travel Southeast Asia and serve/bartend. Nicole also took advantage of her year off to attend as many Blue Jays games that she could, in both Toronto and the United States for away-games.

Nicole served as the 1L Executive Representative and Section A Representative during her first year at Schulich and is ecstatic to be returning as VP Academic for a second year. As VP Academic, Nicole is responsible for acting as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration for everything academic related. This includes sitting on associated committees, such as Academic Committee, Faculty Council, and acting as Chair for the Teaching Awards Committee. Nicole is also responsible for maintaining the infamous CANs database and running the annual LSS CANs Drive.

Vice President Finance - Micah Boyes

Micah was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan. He came to the Schulich School of Law after completing his undergraduate degree in Business Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a varied work experience, including roles working for a Member of Parliament and in the Saskatchewan Finance Minister’s office. Micah’s interest in serving on the LSS executive stems from his engagement in student politics and the desire to work to improve the lives of students. 

 

Micah served as 2L Representative on the LSS Board of Directors in his second year. During this time, he sat on Faculty Council and the Teaching Awards Committee. As VP Finance, he is responsible for maintaining the finances of the LSS by chairing the budget committee and performing all banking and accounting duties. In addition, he provides for payment of approved individual and society funding requests.

VP External - Shane Isler

Shane grew up in Montreal and Nova Scotia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University, before taking time off, bartending and working at music festivals in Montreal. Eventually Shane wanted a change, so he packed up and moved to Sweden for two years. In this time, he completed the Master’s of Science in Global Studies programme at Lund University, where he wrote his Master’s thesis on the inaction of the Canadian government in calling an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Shane’s motivation for coming to law school was a desire to make his experience and education more actionable, toward his long-term goals of working with human rights and social issues.

 

At Schulich, Shane’s engagement includes being a Financial Officer for SALSA, as well as being a member of OUTLaw and of Sober Support. In his role as VP External, Shane sits on the DSU Council as the Faculty of Law Representative and is as well on the Board of Directors of the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association. Shane enjoys spending time with his fiancé, being outdoors, cooking, baking, finding and sharing random facts with friends, and watching funny pet videos

Vice President Student Life - 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 baking, and some her favourite recipes include toffee chocolate chip brownies, snickerdoodles, and M&M brownies. 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.

 

In her time at Schulich, she represented section C as a 1L representative on the LSS, volunteered at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Clinic through Pro Bono, and acted as an advocate for several AIO and SDC hearings through the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service. She has also interned with the Canadian Red Cross in their International Humanitarian Law division, working on IHL research and educational outreach.

 

Maya’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 - Grace Mangusso

Grace is a proud East Coaster from Quispamsis, New Brunswick. She completed a Bachelor of
Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies and a minor in Business Administration at the
University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Grace comes to Schulich Law with a love of
learning and an eagerness to critically examine the systems, structures, and authorities that
shape our collective life. She aims to use her legal education to influence meaningful and
actionable change, wherever it may take her.

Grace is excited to be the 1L Executive Member on the LSS in addition to her role as the Section
A Representative. She looks forward to using these opportunities to help her classmates
navigate law school online, get creative with virtual and in-person events, and make positive
contributions to the Weldon community. Outside of school, you can find Grace practicing yoga,
on the hunt for her next latte, or catching a breath in nature.

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