Lori Philpott is one of this year’s Co-Presidents. She is in her fourth year at Queen’s, majoring in French Studies and also pursuing the Certificate in Law.
Lori has worked at a law firm in Ottawa for the past three summers where she has developed an interest in Family, Employment and Personal Injury Law. She has been a member of QPLS for the past three years and served as the Marketing Director last year.
She is fluently bilingual in English and French, and hopes to continue to work in both languages in the future.
Kyra McAlister is one of this year’s Co-Presidents. She is currently in her third year, majoring in Economics and minoring in Political Studies. Kyra is interested in international law and she hopes to deal with the legal aspects of cross border government relations regarding trade and policy in the future.
Kyra has gained legal experience through previously holding the position of Fundraising Director for QPLS, and also by working on completing the Certificate of Law at Queen’s. Kyra has also gained project management experience through her work in the Information Technology department for her regional government for 2 years, assisting with the planning and implementation of enterprise wide projects.
Helen Kosc is this year’s Senior Events Director, currently in her 3rd 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.
Emma Douglas is one of this year’s Public Relations Directors, currently in her 4th year at Queen’s, majoring in Biology with the Certificate in Law. Her primary legal field of interest is environmental law.
Emma has really enjoyed her Biology classes at Queen’s and when she took LAW 201 as an elective, she realized her interest in the legal system was much deeper than just being a ‘Suits’ fan. Emma believes that environmental law has the potential to be the perfect blend of both biology and law and she hopes to attend law school on the east coast after graduating.
Kassia Régnier is one of this year’s Public Relations Directors, currently in her fourth year majoring in Biology and obtaining the Certificate in Law. Kassia’s legal fields of interests are Human Rights law and Intellectual Property law.
Kassia spent the summer as an intern at a start-up company in her hometown. She hopes to travel the world and attend graduate school in California.
Alex Gonzales is one of this year’s Marketing Directors. He is currently in his third year at Queen’s, majoring in Sociology while pursuing the Certificate in Law. Within Sociology he has developed an interest in both the criminal justice system and the ramifications of science and technology, specifically within the context of urban life.
Alex is working towards attending Queen’s Law after achieving his undergraduate degree. He is interested in Criminal and Tort Law. He hopes to contribute to the main principles of the Rule of Law by ensuring that there is fairness and consistency within both civil and criminal disputes.
He has been a member of QPLS for over a year and is looking forward to meeting new and returning members of QPLS and competing in the upcoming mooting and case law competitions.
Maggie Keenan is one of this year’s Marketing Directors. She is in her third year of Sociology and is also pursuing the Certificate of Law offered by Queen’s University. As a prospective Sociology Major, Maggie aims to further develop her existing interests in feminist studies.
Through her studies in women’s rights, Maggie has found a niche where she hopes to build a career for herself in her legal field of interest, human rights law. Within the realm of human rights law, Maggie is ambitious to become an expert in indigent defence. Her ultimate goal is to attend law school to pursue a legal career that will best allow her to share her ideal of justice and advocate for those whose voices are not heard.
Kaileigh Dunn is this year’s Treasurer, currently in her third year studying Applied Economics with a Certificate in Business. This will be Kaileigh’s third year as a member of the Queen’s Pre-Law Society, previously holding the position of Fundraising Assistant in which she helped with various fundraising initiatives to accomplish fundraising goals in support of Cambodian Legal Education for Women (CLEW).
Her legal fields of interest include constitutional and corporate law. Kaileigh spent her summer working in the National Specialty Claims Department at Northbridge Insurance, where she had the opportunity to shadow various lawyers at discoveries and mediations.
Katelyn Gwin is this year’s Fundraising Director. She is in her third year at Queen’s where she is studying Environmental Science. Katelyn was involved with QPLS last year as a Fundraising Volunteer and she is excited to continue working with CLEW to help better the lives of women involved in their education program.
Katelyn is interested in Environmental and Aboriginal law and she hopes to use the law and environmental policy to radically change the way we think about the Earth in order to save it.
Katelyn has worked at a biotechnology startup called eSight, which makes electronic glasses that let the legally blind see clearly again. Her role involved empowering those who are legally blind to change their lives with eSight.
Avery Esford is this year’s Secretary, currently in his third year at Queen’s where he is studying History while also pursuing the Certificate in Law program.
His legal fields of interest include Environmental Law as well as Business Law. Avery’s primary career goal is to incorporate environmental responsibility with business law. He hopes to open his own law firm in the future.
Charlotte Winterton is one of this year’s Marketing Ambassadors, currently in her 3rd year of Sociology and Psychology studies.
Charlotte has been a part of Queen’s Pre-Law for the past 2 years, initially as a participant and in second year as a Public Relations Director, organizing an array of different events for QPLS.
During second semester she will be taking part in the International Law and Politics program offered at the BISC. Throughout this time, she will be studying topics such as international criminal law, law of armed conflict, and partaking in a trip to Nuremberg to learn about the WW2 trials.
Her legal fields of interest include criminal law, and legal advocacy for women.
Sara Buder is one of this year’s Marketing Ambassadors, currently in her 3rd year majoring in History with a minor in Classics. She is also pursuing the Certificate in Law.
Sara was the Secretary for Queen’s Pre-Law Society last year and a member in her first year. Sara is participating in the Winter 2019 exchange program at Queen’s. She will attend Maastricht University in The Netherlands from February to June.
Sara has worked on on evidence documents and attended a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing with Jp2g Consultants Inc. in Pembroke, Ontario. 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.
Natasha is one of this year’s Marketing Ambassadors. She is currently in her third year at Queen’s where she is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Philosophy.
Natasha’s legal fields of interest include criminology and criminal law. She is specifically interested in a career concerning criminal law, while also having the goal to maintain a just society. She admires those who do pro bono legal work, and hopes to have the opportunity in the future to do so to ensure that individuals who are unable to afford legal services still have access to legal aid.
Her legal experience includes a cooperative education placement at a law firm in her hometown. This allowed her to experience the duties of a lawyer firsthand, and gave her the opportunity to assist the lawyer with numerous tasks. She has also worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the last two summers as an Events Coordinator.
Shane Seo is one of this year’s marketing Ambassadors. Shane is in his third year at Queen’s where he is majoring in Global Development Studies with a minor in French. Shane has been involved in QPLS since his first year at Queen’s.
Shane is bilingual in French and English and is hoping to work in both languages in the future. He is interested in international and technology law and hopes to attend an American law school in the future.