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Speaks: English, French, Amharic, Spanish
Wudassie is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and is currently completing her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Wudassie graduated with distinction from Queen’s University with a Bachelor in Arts (Honours) in Political Studies and Global Development Studies. During her time at Queen’s University, she served as the managing editor for an undergraduate peer-reviewed publication, Politicus Journal.
Since attending law school, Wudassie has been an active member of the Osgoode Hall Law community. She is the student contributions editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and a research assistant for Professor Obiora Okafor. She also supports work on the International Law in the Global South research seminar series as well as the annual Oputa Lecture series, hosted by the Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security.
Wudassie was a division leader with the Osgoode Mediation Clinic, where she mediated cases in the North York community and in Small Claims Court. In this role, she also helped raise awareness and provided citizens with greater access to alternative dispute resolution options.
Committed to community involvement, Wudassie is an active member of the Ethiopian communities in both Ottawa and Toronto. She currently serves as an executive member of a local support group for young Ethiopian and Eritrean women living in Toronto.
Wudassie previously worked as a junior planning analyst with the Public Health Agency of Canada. She speaks English, French, Amharic (the official language of Ethiopia), and conversational Spanish.
Wudassie will focus her summer with an intensive rotation in the Advocacy Department.
Wudassie is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and is currently complet...