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The TMU Law Review currently operates under a faculty-led model supported by a student editorial and operations team.

Meet our team for the 2023-24 academic year!

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Angela Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law (LASL). She received her JD at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and her PhD from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the Lincoln Alexander School of Law as a full-time faculty member, she was a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and a Schulich Fellow at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. She is a co-editor of Food Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2019), and her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the UBC Law Review, the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and Canadian Food Studies.

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Executive Editor

Chantelle McDonald 

(she/her)

 

tmulawrev@torontomu.ca

Chantelle is a 3L at LASL. Before law school, she spent ten years in the legal industry, including client service and operations roles. Most recently, she led national operations for a major law firm. Chantelle is working as a Research Assistant at the LASL during the summer of 2023.

During the 2022-23 academic year, Chantelle served as an Associate Editor of the TMU Law Review, volunteered with the Refugee Law Office at Legal Aid Ontario, and represented the LASL in the national Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law Moot. As a first-generation law student, Chantelle understands the need to increase the accessibility of legal education and mentors pre-law students through Legally Bright. Her past volunteer roles include Chair of the Women's Initiatives Committee with the Rotary Club of Toronto, the Project Management Office of KPMG's Network of Women in the GTA and Committee Volunteer with the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Chantelle hails from Newfoundland and currently resides in Ontario with her partner, stepchildren and two dogs. She loves to hike, work through her growing book collection, and watch live music.

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Business and Operations Manager

Haydn Bechthold

tmulawrev@torontomu.ca

Haydn is a 2L at LASL. Prior to law school, Haydn was pursuing a career in professional soccer, having had the opportunity to play for teams in the United-States, England, Spain, and Estonia. Haydn is also a passionate young onset cancer advocate. Being a cancer survivor himself, he now dedicates much of his time to assisting in cancer research, as well as raising funds and awareness to assist young onset cancer patients in Canada.

 

In 2020, Haydn graduated from York St John University (UK) with a degree in International Business Management. His decision to attend law school at LASL was due to the unique approach the new law school takes towards legal education. This added to his desire to get involved with the TMU Law Review, as Haydn believes the students at LASL have the opportunity, through the law review, to build the foundations of something great for generations of future of law students.    

 

In the Summer of 2023, Haydn worked as a 1L law student at Emond Harnden LLP.

 

Outside of LASL, Haydn enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and his two dogs. Haydn is an Ottawa Senators and Toronto Raptors fan, and will take every opportunity he gets to watch them play.

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Submissions Manager

Fara Seddigh

 

submission.tmulawrev@torontomu.ca

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Associate Editor

Kvitlana Tsap (she/her)

 

tmulawrev@torontomu.ca
 

Fara is a 2L at LASL. In her 1L year, Fara volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada at a legal clinic focused on Housing and Administrative Law, while continuing her former work in politics. Prior to law school, Fara served as a Legislative Assistant to a federal Member of Parliament and moved back and forth between Richmond Hill and Parliament Hill to stay engaged in both local and national matters.

In 2021, Fara graduated from York University with a Double Major in Psychology & Law and Society, where her varied studies in courses such as “Psychology and Law” strengthened her passion for pursuing a legal education. At York, Fara was involved in numerous leadership roles on campus, most recently as Founder/President of the university’s first HIV-awareness organization and Co-President of the Undergraduate Psychology Student Association, the school’s largest academic club. 

 

Aside from enjoying an unusual amount of iced coffees per day, Fara’s free time consists of watching or making TikToks, trying to avoid online shopping, and some journaling.
 

Kvitlana is a 3L at LASL. Prior to law school, Kvitlana held a number of communications and public policy roles in the public service where she worked in the fields of intergovernmental affairs and Indigenous relations. Kvitlana completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

During her legal studies, Kvitlana worked as a Research Assistant at the Toronto Metropolitan University where she focused on the intersection of law and technology. Kvitlana has also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada where she participated in The 519 Refugee Mock Hearing Program supporting LGBTQ+ refugee claimants. During summer 2022, Kvitlana had an opportunity to participate in a judicial internship program with the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

During the summer 2023 semester, Kvitlana is completing her professional placement with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

 

In her spare time, Kvitlana enjoys dancing, skiing, and discovering new hiking trails in and around Ontario. She is also fluent in Ukrainian. 

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Associate Editor

Miriam Panahi (she/her)

 

tmulawrev@torontomu.ca

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Associate Editor

Sarah Dawson

 

tmulawrev@torontomu.ca
 

Miriam is a 2L at LASL and serves as the Asia Pacific Law Students’ Association Co-Chair for the 2023-2024 academic year. She previously served as the Association’s Director of Communications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Miriam also collaborated with the Lincoln Alexander Law Students’ Society to design LASL merchandise and student awards. 

Before her time at LASL, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Undergraduate Criminology Review. Her undergraduate experience also included published works in Hardwire: The Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies and the University of Toronto Undergraduate Criminology Review. Miriam is also a proud recipient of the 2021-2022 Emperor I. Sergio Apolloni Scholarship. 

 

Outside of LASL, Miriam enjoys hiking, brewery tours, and tiramisu. She is also an avid paddleboarder and windsurfer, and will never miss an NHL game. 

Sarah (she/they) is a 2L at LASL. Before law school, they completed a PhD in polymer physics at McMaster University. That experience has led them to wonder how the tools of data science and statistics can be applied to important questions about social justice in the law. To this end they have taken on multiple research-assistant roles within Toronto Metropolitan University and they are excited to engage with more legal scholarship in this vein while working as an editor on the TMU Law Review.

 

Sarah is a member of the steering committee for the LASL branch of the Fair Change Community Services legal clinic. The goal of the clinic is to help unhoused members of the Toronto community fight fines from regulatory offences. Sarah sees Fair Change as a vehicle for responding to the legal needs of their community, while also challenging how existing legal structures create and perpetuate harm in those communities. They are always interested in learning how other lawyers think about that relationship.

 

Sarah's free time is mostly taken up by picking fights with their friends about politics and/or sending them pictures of their cat, Dax. 

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