Sukanya PillayWindsor Law grad and former instructor Sukanya Pillay is one of the panellists to discuss “How to Use Your Law Degree for Change” at a conference Wednesday.

Conference to illustrate social justice careers in law

The Justice at Work conference—Wednesday, January 13, on the theme of “Lawyering for Change”—will bring to campus leaders in the public interest arena to illustrate pathways to legal careers that advance social justice.

It will open with a discussion on “How to Use Your Law Degree for Change,” featuring panellists:

  • Ari Kaplan, a partner at Koskie Minsky LLP and a former trustee of the Law Foundation of Ontario;
  • Alhagi Marong, a legal affairs officer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and a senior research fellow at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law;
  • Sukanya Pillay, a UWindsor alumna (BA communication studies 1987, LLB 1990) and general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust;
  • Andrew Pinto, Windsor Law grad (LLB 1993) and a partner at Pinto Wray James LLP practicing in the areas of employment, labour, administrative, civil litigation and human rights law;
  • MPP Jagmeet Singh, deputy leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and its critic for the Attorney General.

Activist, author and award-winning journalist Desmond Cole will deliver a keynote address over lunch. A career fair and networking session will follow.

For details, including event locations and registration, visit the conference website.

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