The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) represents all students enrolled in the Graduate Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. The object of the GLSA is to assist graduate students in their dealings with the Faculty and to obtain representation for students on various committees and organizations that pertain to the graduate law program. The GLSA strives to encourage and facilitate co-operation and understanding among students and faculty in order to improve the research activities and educational experiences of all graduate law students at the University of Toronto.

See also the Graduate Law Students Association website.

Graduate Program Annual Fund

The Faculty of Law has set up a Graduate Program Annual Fund to support graduate student programs and initiatives.

GLSA Executive Committee

President
Anil Nair
anil.nair@mail.utoronto.ca

Vice-President
Gurleen Thethi
gurleen.thethi@mail.utoronto.ca

Treasurer
Kritika Kapoor
kritika.kapoor@mail.utoronto.ca

Director of Communications
Isabella Tan Yi Lin
isabella.tanyilin@mail.utoronto.ca

Social Affairs Officers
Marina Klasnja
klashnjamarina@gmail.com

Shipra Paul
shipra.paul@mail.utoronto.ca

LLM Representative
Elisabeth Beauchamp
elisabeth.beauchamp@mail.utoronto.ca

GPLLM Representative
Jordan Goldkind
jordan.goldkind@mail.utoronto.ca

GSU Representative
Rishabh Nigam
rishabh.nigam@mail.utoronto.ca

Faculty Committees

Standing Curriculum Committee
Nadia C.S. Lambek (SJD) nadia.lambek@mail.utoronto.ca

Graduate Appeals Committee
Jack Enman-Beech (SJD) john.koziar@mail.utoronto.ca
Raghav Sodhi (LLM) raghav.sodhi@mail.utoronto.ca

Library Committee
Michaël Lessard (SJD) michael.lessard@mail.utoronto.ca

Gender, Accessibility and Diversity Committee
Sarah Mason-Case (SJD) s.mason.case@mail.utoronto.ca
Daniel Del Gobbo (SJD) daniel.delgobbo@mail.utoronto.ca

Mental Health Committee
Shipra Paul (GPLLM) shipra.paul@mail.utoronto.ca

Truth and Reconciliation Committee
Sarah Mason-Case (SJD) s.mason.case@mail.utoronto.ca

GLSA Constitution

You can look at the GLSA Constitution (PDF file)

GLSA Guide

GLSA Guide for Incoming Graduate Students (PDF)

GLSA Executive Biographies

President Anil Nair

President
Anil Nair
anil.nair@mail.utoronto.ca

Anil is the President of the GLSA. He is a GPLLM student, specialising in Canadian Law at the University of Toronto. Although he was born in Toronto, he spent most of his life in Singapore. Anil has legal internship experience at small, large, in-house and international corporate law firms in both Singapore and the United Kingdom. Anil also served in the Singapore Armed Forces, specialising in Military Law. Here, he provided advice in matters relating to drug offences, theft and Absence Without Official Leave (AWOL) cases committed by servicemen.

Anil completed a LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2020. He was actively involved with the Pro-Bono society as well as being the President of the International Students’ Association. In early 2020, Anil had the honour of representing the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) at the United Nations as a delegate in New York City. Looking ahead, Anil intends to practice as a corporate or commercial lawyer. He has a vested interest in Immigration and Migration law and hopes to be involved with it in any capacity. Outside of law, he is a long suffering Tottenham Hotspurs fan

Vice-President Gurleen Thethi

Vice-President
Gurleen Thethi
gurleen.thethi@mail.utoronto.ca

Gurleen is the Vice-President of the GLSA and is currently enrolled in the GPLLM as a Canadian Law candidate. She is in the process of becoming a licenced lawyer in Ontario and is currently working as an assistant at a mid-sized law firm in Mississauga. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Western University, and has recently graduated from the City, University of London with a Bachelor of Laws. Professionally, she seeks to practice law working with the government in some capacity. Gurleen is excited to bring meaningful value and skills to the GLSA that will assist all graduate students in the coming year.

Director of Communications Isabella Tan Yi Lin

Director of Communications
Isabella Tan Yi Lin
isabella.tanyilin@mail.utoronto.ca

Isabella is a LLM coursework-stream student, with no concentration at the University of Toronto, under the LL.B-LL.M National University of Singapore-University of Toronto Exchange Plus Programme. She is currently conducting research in the fields of climate change law and policy, as well as mediation. She is also under a scholarship with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and will be pursuing a career in civil aviation after completing her LLM.

Treasurer Kritika Kapoor

Treasurer
Kritika Kapoor
kritika.kapoor@mail.utoronto.ca

Kritika is the Treasurer of the GLSA and is currently a full-time student and candidate of the LLM – Business Law stream. She completed her undergraduate in 2017 and holds an B.A. LL.B from Amity University, India. Ms. Kapoor is a young lawyer accredited in India and has professional experience working with tax laws at renowned law firms in India. After completing her LLM, she plans to continue working in the taxation aspect of business transactions.

Social Affairs Officer, Shirpa Paul

Social Affairs Officer
Shipra Paul
shipra.paul@mail.utoronto.ca

Shipra Paul is the Social Affairs Officer of GLSA and a member of the Mental Health Committee. She is currently a student, candidate of GPLLM – Canadian Law Concentration and candidate of The Charter Governance Institute of Canada. She holds an LL.B from Common Law Jurisdiction, India and a post graduate degree of Charter Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She works as a volunteer for Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS). Shipra has professional experience of working with reputed law firm primarily in the domain of Corporate Law, Securities Law & Corporate Governance. She has also served as Charter Secretary on the Board of GE Capital. As a co-author of book “Insight on Companies Act, 2013”, She has shared her views on the amended Company Law in India and the prospects this law has brought for the minority shareholders and investors. Her interest lies in reading, yoga, and meditation. 

Social Affairs Officer Marina Klasnja Milojevic

Social Affairs Officer
Marina Klasnja Milojevic
klashnjamarina@gmail.com

Marina is the second Social Affairs Officer of GLSA and is a GPLLM candidate. She was born, raised, and educated in the Republic of Serbia, where she obtained her law degree at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. After her graduation in 2010, she worked as a Student-at-law in the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in Belgrade. In 2012, she enrolled into the Master program in Administrative law at the same Faculty of Law in Belgrade, passed all of the exams and then moved to Toronto in Ontario in 2015 along with her son and now separated husband. In 2018, she obtained a Paralegal Graduate Certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto. Since the beginning of 2019 until recently, she was working as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Candidate in two law offices in Toronto in both civil and criminal area of practice. She became a licensed paralegal in Ontario in June 2020. As of September of 2020, she is a student at University of Toronto, enrolled into the GPLLM program in order to satisfy her NCA requirements in order to practise law as a lawyer in Ontario as well.

LLM Rep Elisabeth Beauchamp

LLM Representative
Elisabeth Beauchamp
elisabeth.beauchamp@mail.utoronto.ca

Elisabeth is the LLM Representative of the GLSA and is an LLM coursework-stream student in the Health Law, Ethics and Policy concentration. Prior to starting graduate school at the University of Toronto, she completed her BCL/JD at McGill University. She is interested in studying the intersection between vulnerability, bioethics, public health and law. After finishing the LLM, she hopes to complete her articling and work at legal aid.

GPLLM representative Jordan Goldkind

GPLLM Representative
Jordan Goldkind
jordan.goldkind@mail.utoronto.ca

Jordan is the GPLLM Representative of the GLSA and is currently a GPLLM Candidate. Jordan recently graduated from the University of Birmingham Law School in the United Kingdom with Honours. During this time, He was a law school representative on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee working alongside the faculty and administration to ensure all law students had an equitable time while having access to the resources, faculty, and materials they needed. In addition, he worked on several "pro-bono" cases involving eviction disputes within the Homes and Communities Agency (UK). Furthermore, during this time, Jordan was also a member of the Holdsworth Law Society, where he was responsible for setting up networking events with local firms. Prior to Law School Jordan attended York University for his undergraduate studies in Business. During this time, Jordan founded the Work and Labour studies student association where he composed the constitution and ratified the club into existence. Jordan's prior experiences in addition to his time-management, organization and analytical skills position him well for the GPLLM Representative on the Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA).

GSU represenative Rishabh Nigam

GSU Representative
Rishabh Nigam
rishabh.nigam@mail.utoronto.ca

Rishabh is a GPLLM student in the Canadian Law concentration. He is an internationally trained lawyer who has been practicing law in a common law jurisdiction since 2014. As a newcomer, he is in the process of getting licensed as a lawyer in Canada. Previously, he has worked with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys - a full-service Intellectual Property law firm with multiple offices across the globe - where he was instrumental in the handling of multiple high stakes commercial as well as IP disputes as well as engaged in drafting of commercial agreements, client engagement and advisory. He regularly argued on behalf of his clients before multiple judicial forums including the Supreme Court of India. His educational qualifications include an LL.B., a Bachelor of Business Administration degree as well as a Diploma in International Business Laws from Symbiosis International University, Pune. When pursuing his undergraduate level education, he was engaged in multiple co-curricular activities such as contribution towards organising the law school fest as well as events and group discussions as a member of the Human Rights Cell in his law school. He also participated as a speaker at national as well as international Moot Court Competitions at the undergraduate level.