Helen Kosc is one of this year’s Co-Presidents. She is currently in her 4th year studying Psychology and Sociology and pursuing a Business Certificate through the Smith School of Business. Her legal fields of interest include criminology and criminal law. As a Psychology and Sociology Major planning to attend law school upon graduating from Queen’s, she has always been fascinated by how the human psyche can be influenced by deviance and crime – something of particular relevance to the legal world. That being said, she is especially interested in a career concerning criminal law.
Her legal experience includes but is not limited to representing Queen’s University at the Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition in 2017 and 2018, placing 12th overall and being awarded as one of Osgoode’s top individual speakers. Additionally, she was the Pre-Law Society’s Public Relations Director in the 2017/18 year, responsible for organizing all of the club’s speaker events, case competitions and mock trials. As an executive member of and volunteer for Queen’s Correctional Services Volunteer group she is given the opportunity to work closely with offenders at various Kingston Correctional Facilities – something that is tremendously valuable when practicing to become a criminal lawyer.
Charlotte Winterton is one of this year’s Co-Presidents, and has been an exec on QPLS for the past two years in various roles.
She is in her fourth year at Queen’s, majoring in sociology. Charlotte is gaining experience with legal case work in her role as a Judicial Affairs Deputy within the AMS Non-Academic Misconduct office.
Last year during her semester abroad she took part in the International Law and Politics program at the BISC. During this time she studied topics including international criminal law, the laws of armed conflict, and partook in a trip to Nuremberg to study about the WW2 trials.
Charlotte hopes to pursue a career in law surrounding women’s advocacy and social justice issues.
Sara Buder is this year’s Secretary. She is currently in her 4th year majoring in History with a minor in Classics. She is also pursuing the Certificate in Law.
Sara was also the Secretary for Queen’s Pre-Law Society in her second year, a Marketing Ambassador last year, and a general member in her first year. Over the summer, Sara gained legal experience working at Johnson, Fraser & Conroy, a law firm in Pembroke, Ontario. She has worked on evidence documents and attended a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing with Jp2g Consultants Inc., her former employer. After working at this consulting firm, Sara became interested in environmental law. Her other legal field of interest is corporate law.
Sara hopes to open her own law firm in the future.
Alex Gonzales is one of this year’s Marketing Directors. He is currently in his fourth year at Queen’s, majoring in Sociology. He has successfully completed the Certificate in Law in April 2019.
Within Sociology he has developed an interest in the criminal justice system, law and ideology and the changing nature of work in relation to science and technology.
Alex is working towards attending Queen’s Law after achieving his undergraduate degree. He is interested in Tort law and Workplace law.
He has been a member of QPLS for three years and is looking forward to meeting new and returning members of QPLS.
Jasneet Gaheer is one of this year’s Marketing Directors. She is currently in her fourth year majoring in Politics, Economics and Philosophy student.
Her legal fields of interest are international and human rights law.
She is fluent in three languages and would like to use this skill in my pursuit of practicing international law.
Jasneet hopes to own her own law firm one day.
Jacob Lee is one of this year’s Marketing Directors. He is currently in his third year at Queen’s, majoring in Applied Economics and pursuing a certificate in Data Analytics.
He has been a member of QPLS since first year. Jacob hopes to attend University of Toronto Law after finishing his undergraduate degree.
He is interested in environmental and intellectual property law.
Cindy Lin is one of this year’s Public Relations Directors. She is currently in her second year of studying Commerce at the Smith School of Business.
This will be her second year of involvement with Queen’s Pre-Law Society—she previously held the position of First-Year Fundraising Assistant. Cindy’s interest in law began with advocacy, justice, and her drive to make a positive impact on the world. Before Queen’s, she had spent a summer working at a law firm in downtown Toronto in insurance litigation and was the President of the Law and Mock Trial Society at her high school. She just wrote her LSAT this year and in the upcoming summer, she will be working in US M&A Tax at KPMG.
Cindy wants to pursue a career in intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, or other branches in the corporate legal field where she can amalgamate her passion for both business and law.
Deshane Nembhard is one of this year’s Public Relations Director, currently in his 3rd year at Queen’s, majoring in sociology.
Deshane has always been involved in law related activities since high school. He has participated in the LAWS program and was accepted into the Tory’s LLP mentoring program. He then went onto completing a paid summer internship at Tory’s LLP in the summer of 2019.
Deshane Hopes to attend law school in British Columbia after achieving his undergraduate degree. His primary legal field of interest is corporate law.
Avery Esford is one of this year’s two Conference Directors. Avery is currently in his fourth year at Queen’s University, completing his BA(Hons) Majoring in History while simultaneously pursuing the Queen’s Certificate in Law.
Avery’s has been a member of QPLS for three years and is serving his second year on the executive, having previously been the Secretary for the 2018-2019 academic year.
His legal fields of interest include Workplace Law and International Law. Avery’s primary goal is to complete a Juris Doctorate degree and transition into the legal profession.
Daniel Wolfe is one of this year’s Conference Directors, currently majoring in Political Studies and pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity.
He has long been attracted to the intellectual, problem-solving approach of the legal field and hopes to attend law school in the near future. Dan enjoys learning about many areas of legal practice but holds specific interest in business, entrepreneurial, and environmental law. He was introduced to these practices during summer positions in marketing and business development teams at Osler and Gowling WL
With QPLS, Dan has enjoyed his participation in mooting competitions, mock trials, and learning from the legal community at Queen’s. He has been a proud member of QPLS since 2017 and looks forward to welcoming new members.
Subhadra Menon is this year’s Fundraising Director. She is in her second year at Queen’s where she is studying Commerce.
Subhadra is passionate about philanthropy and is excited to work with CLEW to help better the lives of women involved in their legal education program. This past summer, Subhadra interned in Bell Canada’s Wholesale Division, working in customer experience with domestic and international clients of all sorts. Throughout her term, Subhadra developed an interest in international law and legal advocacy for women.
In the future, she hopes to use the law and international policy to bridge the gap across cultures and provide opportunities for marginalized groups within corporations to revolutionize corporate culture and management.
Ashley Jeon is this year’s Treasurer. She is currently in her second year majoring in Sociology while pursuing the Certificate in Employment Relations.
Ashley’s interest in law was sparked when she did her cooperative education placement at a criminal, immigration, and real estate law firm.
Her legal fields of interest include criminal law, immigration and human rights, as well as employment law.
She hopes to become a lawyer who can advocate for the interests of vulnerable groups who face injustice at the hands of the powerful.