Namya Tandon Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Toronto

Namya Tandon

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.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Education
      Western University, JD (expected)
  • 2023

    • Education
      February 2023
      Western Journal of Legal Studies, Western Law, Editor-in-Chief
  • 2022

    • Education
      January 2022
      Western Law, Law Student Ambassador
    • Education
      Western Law, Exchange Buddy (2022/2023)
    • Education
      Western Law, Western Business Law Society, Co-chair (2022/2023)
  • 2021

    • Education
      September 2021
      Western Law, Pro Bono Students Canada (Project Consent), Volunteer
    • Community
      April 2021
      TechServeTO, Virtual Volunteer
    • Community
      January 2021
      Better Life Vietnam, United Nations Volunteers Programme, Virtual Volunteer
  • 2020

    • Community
      September 2020
      Willow’s Place, Mission Services, Co-founder of Volunteer Initiative
    • Community
      July 2020
      McMaster University, Community Volunteer Circles (Letters to Seniors), Volunteer
    • Community
      February 2020
      Good Food Centre, Mission Services, Volunteer
    • Education
      McMaster University, BA (Hons.)
      - Graduated with distinction/summa cum laude (2020)
      - Award for academic accomplishment and community involvement (2020)
      - Dean’s Honour List (2018/2019, 2019/2020)
      - Golden Key International Honour Society/top 15% of program (2017)
  • 2019

    • Education
      December 2019
      McMaster University, McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology, Founder/Editor-in-Chief
    • Community
      September 2019
      Willow’s Place, Mission Services, Volunteer
    • Education
      May 2019
      McMaster University, McMaster Social Sciences Society, Student Representative
    • Community
      January 2019
      Martha House, Good Shepherd, Volunteer
    • Education
      McMaster University, Pro Bono Law McMaster, Co-president (2019/2020)