Namya Tandon is a summer law student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. She is completing her JD at Western Law.
At Western Law, Namya works as a research assistant for Professor Richard H. McLaren, O.C., in the areas of sports law, insolvency and restructuring, secured transactions, and alternative dispute resolution. She served as co-chair of the Western Business Law Society in the 2022/2023 academic year and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies.
Prior to law school, Namya completed her BA in social psychology at McMaster University, graduating summa cum laude. At McMaster, Namya was on the Dean’s honour list, received an award for being in the top 15% of her class, and was offered an award for academic accomplishment and community involvement. In her final year, she founded the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology, McMaster’s first-ever social psychology journal. During the summers of her undergraduate years, she worked at a large international law firm and a boutique law firm.
Namya enjoys being active in her community and has volunteered with several organizations, including Pro Bono Students Canada, women’s shelters, and the United Nations Volunteers Programme.
Namya will focus her summer in the firm's Business Law Department.