Alyssa Chen Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Alyssa Chen

Alyssa Chen is a summer student in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office.

Alyssa recently completed her second year at Western Law and will graduate in the spring of 2022. While obtaining her JD, she has served as both a caseworker and student director at the Western Business Law Clinic, where she provides legal services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Alyssa won two Western mooting competitions and represented Western nationally at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition and the Canadian Client Consultation Competition. At the Negotiation Competition, Alyssa won the “Best Advocate for Client Interests” award.

Prior to law school, Alyssa studied honours arts and business at the University of Waterloo. Through the co-op program, she gained valuable professional experience working for both large organizations and startups. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Alyssa also volunteered for various community organizations and taught a series of leadership workshops.

Outside of work and school, Alyssa volunteers for the Mental Health Awareness Foundation of Canada as its social media manager. Alyssa also enjoys travelling, trying new foods, and going for long walks with her dog.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Education
      Western University, JD (expected)
  • 2019

    • Education
      University of Waterloo, BA (Honours Arts and Business)