The MPLSS hosts myriad events each year for undergraduate students looking to pursue a career in the field of law. We invite a diverse set of schools from the US, Canada, and Australia to help you navigate the process. Law school admissions officers talk to our membership about the application process and life at their respective law school at our forums. We also hold talks about cross-sector issues relating to law with McGill professors and prominent judges.
In the winter, lawyers from different areas of law take the stage to discuss their professional life and why they love what they do. The MPLSS hosts networking cocktails, LSAT preparation sessions, and our annual Moot Court Invitational as well. Our events provide unique networking and learning opportunities that are otherwise not offered on campus.
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2019 Wine & Cheese at the thomson house
Each year we hold a wine and cheese event at the Thomson House to celebrate another year of the MPLSS. We also applaud the annual edition of the Pre-Law Journal and thank its authors for their hard work. It was a great way to wrap up a very fun and successful year. Thank you to everyone who came and made it a huge success! Thanks to PhotoFund for the photos.
MPLSS Banquet with Former Supreme court justice Ian binnie
Our Moot Court Team organized a fantastic event at L’Atelier d'Argentine featuring keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie. He delivered an inspiring speech that imparted his wise words to everyone in attendance. We would like to cordially thank Justice Ian Binnie for his time with us. Congratulations to the Moot Court Team for an amazing night of networking, food, and friends.
Canadian law & Ethics case competition
The MPLSS would like to congratulate Sonia Boskov, Sharon Xie, Lucile Flandinette, Nicole Shum & Esther Jung on winning the Legal Case Competition! It was an exhilarating competition and the MPLSS couldn't be happier with the results. We hope you all got as much out of it as we did and we cannot wait for next years case competition. Thank you to our sponsor Franklin & Franklin for making the event possible as well.
Mock Admissions Council with the Assistant Dean of Admissions of UCLA Law
What a success! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Mock Admissions Council with the Assistant Dean of Admissions of UCLA Law, Rob Schwartz. We had over 60 of members in attendance and we hope it was helpful to you all.
In an interactive presentation, Mr. Schwartz went through a diverse set of real applications UCLA Law has received to highlight common application pitfalls. He also discussed what they look for and emphasized the importance of being yourself in your application! Thanks to Mr. Schwartz for coming all the way from California and we hope to have him back next fall.
Annual Winter Lawyer Panel
The MPLSS hosted a Law Panel of four esteemed lawyers from various fields of law. Our members had a chance to hear them speak about their educational backgrounds, their field of choice, and their day-to-day experiences as lawyers. This was a great opportunity for those considering pursuing law and hoping to gain information about possible fields of interest!
Attendees had the opportunity to speak with the lawyers, both during a Q&A period from the audience as well as over refreshments in a networking period that followed.
We were honored to welcome the following lawyers to sit on our panel:
Reisa Khalifa: Family lawyer at RKFamily Law - Reisa has a B.A. from McGill in Communication Studies, a Masters in Journalism from NYU, and a Bachelor of Civil and Common Law from McGill. Since 2005, she has been running her own family law firm, RKFamily Law.
Marie-Noel St-Hilaire: Criminal lawyer at Shadley Battista Costom- Marie-Noel has both a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Civil and Common Law from McGill University. She worked as a corporate lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright for 2 years, and has been working as a criminal lawyer at Shadley Battista Costom since 2014.
Robert Vineberg: Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg - Robert specializes in transactions and corporate law, having particular expertise in M&A, Real Estate and Corporate Governance practices. Robert has both a B.A. and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University.
Marisa Feil: Immigration lawyer at FWCanada
Marisa has a B.A. from McGill, a Bachelor of Civil and Common Law from the Université de Montréal, as well as a Masters of Laws from the Université de Montréal.