2021-2022 LSS Members

Hi Everyone, I’m Erin. I’m a 2L at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law from Southern Ontario. I completed my Undergraduate degree at University of Ottawa where I studied Communications and Music. After that I took a few years off to work and travel and then turned my mind towards the next chapter…law. 

 

Following a particularly challenging year of online learning and adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions, I’m very excited to return to a bit of normalcy and interact with the rest of you in real life. I feel honoured to be in a role where I can advocate for other students and improve upon the student experience. 

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions/concerns or just want to say ‘Hi’. I’m looking forward to meeting you all. 

president.lss@lakeheadu.ca

Erin Rooney, President

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Hi Everyone! My name is Matt and I’m excited to be your VP of Finance this 2021/22 school year. I am from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I did my undergraduate at Algoma University in Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting. During school, I worked for a firm part-time and this only grew my interest in attending law school and here I am!


Outside of school, you’ll find me at the golf course, biking, camping or at the ski hill depending on the weather. If you have any questions about the LSS finances, law, business, accounting, clubs or anything please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

Looking forward to meeting everyone! mbattist@lakeheadu.ca

Matthew Battisti, VP Finance

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Hi everyone!

My name is Eman and I am currently a 2L at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. I graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 2018 with a major in Ethics, Society, and Law, and minor concentrations in Gender Studies, and Philosophy. In my time at Trinity College, I developed an interest in access to justice (A2J) initiatives, Indigenous rights, restorative justice practices and refugee law; which is what brought me to Thunder Bay. I worked on the Osgoode-Trinity Guidelines for Assessing the Credibility of Refugee Claimants research project under the supervision of Dr. Hilary Evans-Cameron, and I am currently volunteering with the Lakehead University chapters of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. I am a part of the Black Law Students’ Association in the capacity of a supporting member, and I also co-founded the Asian Law Students’ Association at Lakehead University in 2020.

Eman Cheema, VP Operations

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Hi everyone, my name is Mina and I'm excited to be your VP of External Affairs for this academic year. I've spent most of my life in Ottawa, and I did my undergrad at Carleton University in Criminology and Law, and then a Master's degree at Carleton as well in Legal Studies.

 

Before starting law school, I worked for a year as a lobbyist, and now I'm excited to be back on track towards getting my law degree, here at Lakehead. Some of my hobbies include skating, snowboarding, and rollerblading so if you're looking to do any of these activities or have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to reach out! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all in person and I'm excited for a great year!

 

Mina
 

Mina Moser, VP External Affairs

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Vanessa Corridore,

VP Communications

Hi everyone!

 

My name is Vanessa and I'm your VP Communications for the 2021-2022 academic year. I'm going into my second year at the BLFL. I was born and raised in Mississauga and graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Ethics, Society, and Law. I worked as a law clerk in a small general practice firm in Toronto for two years prior to law school. As a law clerk, I quickly learned that clear and concise communication is essential for a practicing lawyer and our day to day relationships. Some of my interests include running, snowboarding, football and fishing. This year will certainly look different than last and I hope to inform the students about all the great things happening at our school! 

Feel free to shoot me an email at vpcomms.lss@lakeheadu.ca if you have any questions and/or have information to share with the students at the BLFL.

 

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Hi everyone!

My name is Leah. I’m a 2L at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and your VP Fundraising for the 2021-2022 year. I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, and completed my undergraduate degree in Criminology and Law at Carleton University. I worked for a year as a legal assistant at a local firm which allowed me to gain exceptional experience in the field. This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend Court several days a week, during which I became exposed to many legal procedures and responsibilities as a law student.

In addition to my role as VP Fundraising, I will be a caseworker for the Lakehead University Legal Clinic for the 2021-2022 year. I am passionate about criminal law, human rights, and access to justice. When I’m not briefing cases or attending to my LSS position, you can find me playing volleyball or basketball, listening to the oldies, or catching a patio drink with friends.

If you have any questions about my position as VP Fundraising, or any fundraising initiatives you have in mind, feel free to reach out! lepolici@lakeheadu.ca

 

Leah Policicchio,

VP Fundraising

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Hi everyone!

 

My name is Miranda Dell’Anna. I’m a 2L and I’m the 2021-2022 VP Academic. Prior to coming to Lakehead, I graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Political and Legal Theory.  

 

I’m excited to finally move up to Thunder Bay this year. And I’m even more excited to advocate for our academic needs. As VP Academic, my role is to respond to academic-related questions and concerns spanning curriculum, faculty, and resources.

 

Feel free to get in touch at vp.lss@lakeheadu.ca if you have any questions or want to say hi, I’d love to chat and look forward to meeting you all soon!

Miranda Dell'Anna, VP Academic

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Zach Warkentin,

 VP Wellness & Engagement

Hello everyone! My name is Zach Warkentin and I am excited to be a part of the LSS for Bora Laskin in the 2021-2022 year as the VP Student Wellness and Engagement. Although I received my education in Thunder Bay; I am originally from Kenora, Ontario where I love to spend time during the summer! I have two undergraduate degrees from Lakehead including an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance; as well as a Bachelor in Political Science. I am one of those students who had no intention of going to law school during my first undergrad; but now that I am here, I could not imagine being anywhere else.  

After completing my Honours Bachelor of Commerce, I was eager to get to work and took positions in personal finance at the big banks in Thunder Bay. After almost two years in the Field of personal finance, I was convinced that it was not the career for me. That led me to getting my degree in Political Science and applying for law school.

VP Student Wellness and Engagement is a new role for the BLFL LSS and I am thrilled that I get the opportunity to lay the foundation for the position. Wellness is a passion of mine and I look forward to being an advocate for the students and faculty. My goal is to help make the academic year run smoothly and provide wellness strategies for those that are interested.

If you have any questions about what I am doing as VP Wellness feel free to reach out!  

I’m Erin and I’m one of two Directors of 1L Issues with the LSS. I’m studying remotely from Guelph, ON this year and I think I can speak for most of my classmates when I say what a unique challenge navigating online learning has been! I’m looking forward to moving up to Thunder Bay in the near future. 

I studied communications and music at the University of Ottawa and decided to turn towards law after a few years of life experience. I’m very happy to be at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and excited to have the opportunity to represent other 1L’s.

 

I love a good travel story, trying new food, live music and running. If you have any questions/ concerns or just want to say “Hi”, feel free to reach out. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s face in real life. 

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Erin Rooney,

Director of First Year Issues (2020-2021)

My name is Rosalyn and I am one of the two Directors of 1L Issues on the Lakehead Law Students’ Society. I am originally from Thunder Bay but I have spent time in several Northern Ontario communities while growing up. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa and I am interested in intellectual property law and natural resource law. Some of my favourite activities to do around Thunder Bay include rock/ice climbing, kiteboarding, and skiing.

Starting law school online was not what I had in mind when I first applied, but we have made the best out of this situation. I am excited to represent this year's 1Ls and I look forward to meeting everyone soon.

Please feel free to reach out to me with your 1L related concerns or anything at all!(rpskiffi@lakeheadu.ca)

Rosalyn Skiffington,

Director of First Year Issues (2020-2021)

Hi friends, 

My name is Adrianna Mucciarelli and I am part of the LSS as one of the Directors of 2L Issues. My role is to bring forward any concerns from the 2L class - however, my email inbox is always open to anyone. 

I was born and raised in Southern Ontario. However, Thunder Bay quickly stole my heart and it now lies within the North. I completed my Honours BA at Wilfrid Laurier University where I graduated with a Major in Social Work and a Minor in Criminology. I have always been passionate about doing advocacy work within the Criminal Justice System. As an undergraduate student I had the opportunity to work within the Ministry of the Attorney General in a number of different capacities - this is what ultimately guided me to pursue a career in law. The dream is to one day return to the Crowns office as a prosecutor. 

When we aren’t in a global lockdown, I thoroughly enjoy spending time laughing with friends and family. My motto continues to be that “life is too short to take anything too seriously”, so I encourage you to laugh even when you are knee deep in readings with exams are around the corner!


 

Adrianna Mucciarelli, 

Direct of Second Year Issues (2020- 2021)

Hi Everyone!

 

My name is Niloufar Sadroddini and I am currently in 2L serving as the 2020/2021 Director of Third Year Issues of the Lakehead Law Students' Society (LSS). I have a Master's Degree in Sociology from Lakehead University where I completed my research paper with a focus on immigration studies in Northwestern Ontario. I have lived in quite a number of different cities including Tehran, Toronto, Edmonton, and of course, Thunder Bay! I am very excited to be part of LSS in order to fairly address the questions and/or concerns of law students. 

 

Niloufar Sadroddini,  

Director of Third Year Issues (2020-2021)